Winter Break Camps

Give the gift of theater this holiday season! Explore our classes for a theatrical and fun-filled Winter Break, with single and multiple day as well as half-day or full day options. Experience your favorite stories and characters through interactive theatre games and skits, costumes, arts and crafts, cooking projects and creative play. We will have different themes & activities each day! So register for one day or them all! All crafts and materials are supplied. Please bring a lunch and water.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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A holiday classic – and a play in just 3 days! The Peanuts gang is full of Yuletide cheer – all except Charlie Brown. He finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas with the help of his friends. Students will perform in a showcase at the end of this 3 day class.Enroll Now

      1. Ages: 5-12
      2. Time: 9am – 3pm
      3. Dates: December 27, 28 & 29, 2017 (Wed/Thurs/Fri)
      4. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
      5. Showcase: Friday, December 29th at 3pm
      6. Cost: $225
      7. Bring a sibling & receive $30 off of the second registration. Sibling Promo Code: CHARLIESIB

Adventures in Neverland

All you need is a little faith, trust and pixie dust! Fly away to Neverland and spend a day exploring the magical world of Peter Pan. Find your fairy skill with Tinkerbell and the Pixie Hollow fairies – are you a Tinker, a water fairy, a flower fairy, or an animal fairy? Explore the Lost Kid’s hideout and learn how to become a storyteller, and make a map of your very own Neverland! Climb aboard the Jolly Roger and swashbuckle with Captain Hook and his pirates! Fly by Mermaid Lagoon and make your own mermaid crowns and pet jellyfish! There is no showcase for this class.

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      1. Ages: 5-12
      2. Time: 9am – 3pm
      3. Dates: Wednesday, December 27th
      4. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
      5. Cost: $75
      6. Bring a sibling & receive $10 off of the second registration. Sibling Promo Code: WINTERSIB

Stage Combat Club

Have you ever dreamed of being in an epic sword battle from The Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Caribbean? Or maybe you prefer hand-to-hand combat in the style of superheroes like Batman or the Avengers! Do your favorite movie moments include Luke and Darth Vader’s lightsaber battles, Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black’s rapier duel, or Harry Potter’s spellcasting against the Death Eaters? How do actors portray combat on stage and in film without causing harm to other performers? In this class, students will get an introduction to the many techniques of stage combat and studying fight choreography. In this 2-day course, we will study swordplay, unarmed combat, and most importantly how to be safe onstage while still making your battle look real! There is no showcase for this class.

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      1. Ages: *9-13
      2. *Age 8 if space is available; email registration@westperformingarts.com to inquire
      3. Time: 9am – 12pm
      4. Dates: Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29
      5. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
      6. Cost: $95
      7. Bring a sibling & receive $10 off of the second registration. Sibling Promo Code: WINTERSIB

The 3-Day-Play Project

Are you a writer, director, actor, designer, or a techie – or all of the above? Put all of these theater skills to use in an original Play in 3 Days! Day one, we will create: using improvisation, story starters and theatre games, our ensemble cast will build an original story, cast themselves, and begin the rehearsal process! On day two, we will build: in between rehearsing their play, students will go to work on designing costumes, sets and props, using WEST resources and a little bit of ingenuity to bring their vision to life. On day three, we will perform: adding the elements of technical theater with lights and sound, bringing costumes, props and sets together, and preparing with a dress rehearsal, this final day will end with a showcase of our original play…what’s the title for our brilliant masterpiece? Let’s find out!

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      1. Ages: 5-12
      2. Time: 9am – 3pm
      3. Dates: January 3, 4 and 5, 2018 (Wed/Thurs/Fri)
      4. Location: Garfield Park Community Church
      5. Showcase: Friday, January 5 at 3pm
      6. Cost: $225
      7. Bring a sibling & receive $30 off of the second registration. Sibling Promo Code: PLAYSIB