Acting Camp Summer 2017

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus

https://centerhealthyminds.org/news/at-the-intersection-of-kindness-and-science-center-team-gets-to-sesame-street

As our staff prepares for a summer of Theatre Games, Play Rehearsal, Acting, Singing, Dancing, Movement and Improv, we take moments in our day to reflect upon the goals we want to achieve here at The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair.

It goes without saying that skill-building in the areas of Performance is a main goal. We want all our camp participants to gain Performing Skill and Confidence…and in our experience spanning 30 years of summer programs, they do!

Another goal is friendship. Because we are now dealing with the wonders of technology and its darker side of disconnecting us from each other, we want our participants to revel in the real time, real life sweetness of connecting with each other. Oh, the friendships that are made here and that span the years. Our staff is awed and pleased that these friendships remain so faithful and meaningful throughout our past participants’ lives.

Last, but not least: We are true believers in the healing power of Theatre Work! Understanding and compassion are the natural outgrowths of our work. We believe that is why theatre artists can be so sensitive, intuitive and caring. What say you?

Registration for The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair is going on now for Ages 12-16 and 8-11 and for our very youngest Little  Summer Stars, ages 5-7.

Call 973-746-8686 for more information. stagekids.us and stageteens.us

 

DRAMA STUDENTS OUTPERFORM NON-ARTS PEERS ON SAT TESTS!

As if Fun, Camaraderie, Boosted Self-Esteem are not reasons enough for Young People to  strut their stuff, add enhanced S.A.T. scores to the list of many benefits awaiting your Teen or Child, when she or he gets involved in a great theatre program.

What follows below is an excerpt from the article describing the S.A.T. findings . For those interested in how this information could benefit your Teen or Child, here is the link to the entire article: http://www.aate.com/benefits-of-theatre-ed

DRAMA STUDENTS OUTPERFORM NON-ARTS PEERS ON SAT TESTS
The College Entrance Examination Board reported student scores from 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005 using data from the Student Description Questionnaire indicating student involvement in various activities, including the arts. As compared to their peers with no arts coursework or involvement:

  • Students involved in drama performance scored an average of 65.5 points higher on the verbal component and 35.5 points higher in the math component of the SAT
  • Students who took courses in drama study or appreciation scored, on average, 55 points higher on verbal and 26 points higher on math than their non-arts classmates.
  • In 2005, students involved in drama performance outscored the national average SAT score by 35 points on the verbal portion and 24 points on the math section.
  • Registration for The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair is in full swing. Sign up at www.stageteens.us or www.stagekids.us Call Artistic Director, Mary Ann Riel at 973-746-8686 for more information.

“No matter how cliché it may sound, you will never truly be successful and to you learn to get beyond your self. Empathy and kindness are the true signs of emotional intelligence.” ~ Will Ferrell

What predicts future success more than any other part of your child’s or teen’s life? High test scores? Great athletic prowess? Model good looks? Surprisingly, these traits, in and of themselves, don’t guarantee a successful life.

It is Emotional Intelligence that, by far, a greater predictor of success.

Emotional Intelligence encompasses four abilities:

1.To Perceive Emotion

2. Use Emotion

3. Understand Emotion

4. Manage one’s emotions.

The studies tell us that Theatre Work exponentially enhances these abilities.

Whether it is a school play, after school workshop or summer camp program, young people who immerse themselves in theatre work gain both life and work skills that predict future success.

Stagework, developing a character and interacting with others in a supportive, personal manner creates understanding and compassion that is experienced profoundly by a young person in the collaborative process of a cherished and shared artistic goal: The Play!

So, while sports, beauty, brains and brawn don’t hurt, a young person is very greatly served by spending some time onstage. A great reason for a parent to consider Acting Camp? We think so!

http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/1105822/rauker.pdf

Acting Methods informed the development of our Emotional Intelligence workshops – Ralf Rauker

 

 

 

 

 

Acting Camp 2017

Camp Season 2017 is up and ready for Registration!

We are now in our 30th year and our Theatre Season is full of drama, comedy, music and dance.

Call Artistic Director Mary Ann Riel to schedule a tour of the camp site.

Early Bird Registration now until February 28th! Don’t miss out!

So, You’re Looking for An Acting Camp for your Teen/Tween

The Summer Camp Theatre of MontclairThe Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair’s Main Stage Program for Teens and Tweens has opened doors of acting skill and confidence, artistry and fun for many young performers seeking to elevate their artistry through disciplined and joyful dramatic work.

Creating an artistic environment of honesty, ease, camaraderie and challenge are the keys to the success of The Main Stage Program.  Each day follows a routine of yoga, vocal, dance and movement training along with acting exercises and games designed to stretch the parameters of imagination and skill.  Participants emerge from the program feeling personally and artistically transformed and strengthened.

Set up a meeting with Artistic Director, Mary Ann Riel, to determine if The Summer Theatre Camp of Montclair is the right fit for your tween or teen.  Call 973-746-8686 for an informative conversation in which you can ask your specific questions.