Registration begins JUNE 1st. 

June 27 to August 1, 2018





Summer with Shakespeare in the Lot.

SESSION I & II Program Includes:

Theater (Acting), Movement (Dance), Singing, Shakespeare History, Costumes (Design), Set Design, Camp T-Shirt and a performance of an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream open to the community on the last day of camp. Children will work and learn from a team of trained theater professionals and educators who are dedicated to performing arts and educational outreach. 


Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM  $250.00/Session

Electives: 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM $100/Session

Students will be grouped by age and theatre experience if any.  All activities are modified for the particular age groups.


Summer Dance Program

This TWO-week summer program is designed for dance students age 8-17. The session will concentrate on strengthening the dancer’s technique with daily classes in its various forms, through practice, discussion, and observation. Students will: practice Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, and Jazz Dance techniques, as well as Hip-Hop, African Dance, explore, learn choreography an perform in a presentation at the end of the program.  OPEN TO GRADES 2 to 12

June 27th to July 12th, 2018

M-Th 9 to 5 and Friday 9 to 1

Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM,  $250.00/Week

Electives: 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM,   $100/Week

A Taste of the Arts-An Arts Sampler

Mondays 5:30, Ages 5 to 8 July 9, 16, 23, 30                                                                                                                                      This program will give the student a taste of some of the programs we offer at the school during the school year.  Each week students will explore a different discipline themed lesson in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. The class meets once a week on Mondays July 9, 16, 23, 30

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Digital Music Production

The DMP DAYPROGRAM will offer project based learning in music technology.  Students will learn music production, sound design, sound editing and effects, songwriting technology, sampling, recording and so much more.  Each week will have a different project such as:  Sound Deign for Movie Scenes, Collecting and Creating Sound Effects, Video Game Music Composition, Movie Trailer Production.  Sign up for one week or all four weeks!

OPEN TO STUDENTS AGES 10 and Up.  10 students MAX per week.

Program Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 PM  $250.00/Week

Electives: 3:00 pm to 5:00 PM $100/wk

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for students of all ages and levels. Mondays through Thursdays 

30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour classes are available
Violin (Suzuki* & Traditional), Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Suzuki Guitar, Piano, Organ, Percussion, Voice, Composition.  Other instruments may be available. Instrumental lesson books are not included in tuition.

Tuition:  4 Weeks

30 Minute Lesson     $145.00
45 Minute                  $220.00
60 Minutes                $290.00


Suzuki Violin Intensiv

Beginners - 10:00 AM (45. min)                                                                      Intermediate - 11:00 AM  (1 hr.)                                                                                      Advanced - 1:00 PM (1 hr.)                                                                                            This 4-Week summer Intensive workshop meets  for 1.5 hour 2 times per week.  The class will emphasize musical development through interesting repertoire as well as promoting music reading skills and being part of an ensemble.  This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners and young violinists to hone their skills and make progress at a faster pace. Students will be evaluated and placed in class by skill level on the first week of class.

$200.00 / 4 weeks



Guitar Class

Tuesdays 5:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                             Basic guitar instruction, music fundamentals and a brief overview of guitar History will be taught over the 4 week period.  Students must bring their own guitar. All other learning materials will be provided by the school.


Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Ages 8 to 13 (15 students max)                                                                                                            This dynamic drumming class takes the entire concept of drumming outside of the box! Rhythm is in everything we do in our everyday lives from the tempo of our walk to how fast we read or speak.  In this class students will learn basic rhythms, work on individual parts and collaborate with their peers to build an ensemble piece.  The most fun part is the instruments themselves: Drumsticks, buckets, lids, metal trashcans and more!


Dance Unlimited

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Ages 8 and up                                                                                                                                Foundation of all dance forms with an emphasis in rhythm, including body placement flexibility, balance, and strength are achieved through center floor work and technique. Basic rhythmic movements of tap will be taught using age appropriate movements and music as well as elements of Hip-Hop.

Hip-Hop 1

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 pm , Ages 6 and up                                                                                                                                            In this fun and high-energy class, students learn combinations to their favorite pop songs. Music is always kid friendly and appropriate. Class focus is on development of skills, self-confidence and personal style.

Tiny Steps Ages/Acrodance 3 to 4  July 10, 17, 24, 31

Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00                                                                                                                                                                        This is a fun and energetic introduction to our regular yearly tap and ballet  program for boys and girls.  Body alignment and spatial awareness, responsiveness to music, gymnastics, acrobatics and ballet vocabulary are woven into the interactive fun experiences that delight young dancers.

African Drum and Dance  July 11, 18, 25, August 1

Wednesdays 5:30 PM, Ages 7+                                                                                                                                                          This high-energy class explores traditional African dances building from traditional African dance techniques, followed by practice across the floor and culminating in a final phrase.  This class is occasionally accompanied by live drumming on the Djembe and the Djun-djun.

Tiny Steps/Acrodance Ages 5 to 7  July 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30                                                                                                                                                                        This class will follow a closer format of a ballet class to include basic barre exercise and center practice. Children will also demonstrate the fun skills and combinations traveling across the floor.


Music for the Movies

Mondays 5:30  to 6:30, Ages 10+                                                                                                                                                        This class will focus on creating theme music for the movies.  Each student will get a movie without sound and they will have to compose music that will convey the message that is on the screen, including mood, sounds, emotions, themes, etc...  No prior Music Production experience necessary though it is recommended.

Video Game Music Composition

Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Ages 10+ (10 Max)                                                                                                                                      Did you ever wish that you could listen to that catchy video game music all the time?  Well now you can!  In this class you get to create it and take it home.  Each student will compose music for a video game of their choice. No prior music production experience necessary though it is recommended.

Music Producers

Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm , (Ages 10+)                                                                                                                                                   In this class, students become music producers as they compose original tracks using professional, but easy to use, computer software and technology. No prior knowledge of music theory required, students will have fun learning the basics or making use of the skills they’ve developed in other classes. Students will explore their creativity as they layer beats, rhythms, and melodies with loops, sequencers, and synthesized sounds. There are so many instruments and effects that students can choose from, genres they can work in, and methods for orchestrating their songs, that every composition comes out unique.

Coding from Scratch

Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Ages 8 and Up (10 Max)                                                                                                                      Students will learn basic coding techniques through interactive and exciting projects. The students will use “Scratch™" to create computational artifacts like games, animations, music composition and other applications using ideas from their lives and interests. The goal of this class is to increase fluency with computational thinking and programming concepts

Graphic Design Basics

Ages 12+  (10 Max), Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm                                                                                                                                      In this 12 week course you will learn what it means to be a creative thinker and to unlock your inner creative genius.                      Enter the Digital Age of Professional Creativity! 

• Learn from working professionals how to create a brand from the ground up! 

• Learn how value is created. 

• Learn Skills that will make you stand out in today’s job market

• Bring your projects and passions to life!


Block Printing  July 9, 16, 29, 30

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30, Ages 8 +                                                                                                                                                  Students will explore the basics of block printing in a hands on and interactive experience. Intalio rubber stamp, woodblock, linoleum cut, monotype: these are some of the techniques that printing will be used in this studio session for participants to make lasting and memorable pieces of art.

Young Painters

Ages 5 to 12 (12 Max ), Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 pm                                                                                                                 Students will use a variety of materials, and learn techniques for applying different styles and art materials for their paintings and drawings.  Projects will include rigorous exercises using mixed media, printmaking, drawing and painting to further hone artistic skills. Students will explore subject matter such as, animals, still life, buildings, and portraits in this 17-week course.  The instructor will cite historical and stylistic periods to encourage students to develop visual acuity and art terminology. 

Comic and Manga Drawing Technique 

AGES 8 AND UP (12 Max), Thursdays 5:15 to 6:30pm                                                                                                                 Students will be able to master perceptional drawing and be able to render light and shadow with the use of a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. While the skills they learn will be fundamental for the Anime, Manga and Comic market, they can also be used for the 2D and 3D animation field as well as fine arts.

Fashion/Costume Design

Ages 12+, Tuesdays 5:30 PM
This is a great class for students who want to learn how to make their own apparel / costume designs.  Students learn how to draw silhouettes, create patterns, paper mock-ups, measure fabric, to create clothing/ostumes using the sewing machine in an open studio environment. The course will culminate with the Shakespeare in the parking lot production.