PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
Attention focuses on: Improvisation, acting styles and techniques, vocal training, stage movement, dance and singing.
Through the use of various theatre “games” students will develop invaluable life skills such as: Working in a group, self-reflection, critical thinking, creativity, confidence, self-expression, presentation and communication.
FEE $170* per week
Early registration by June 1 $155
DANCE PLUS CAMP
- Introduction to different styles of dance including jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and creative movement
- Intro to acting and improv
Camp 1: July 10-14
Camp 2: July 17-21
Full day option available. Please inquire.
FEE $105* per week
Early registration by June 1 $90
ABOUT THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Gema Zamprogna is a Gemini Award nominated actor who has performed extensively in Canada, the US and abroad since the age of 8. She is best known for her portrayal of “Felicity” on the award winning CBC drama The Road to Avonlea. Trained in her youth at the renowned Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Programme in Hamilton Ontario, Gema went on to study at Queens University completing a BA Drama. Gema has taught acting and dance for the Theatre Aquarius performing Arts programme for 15 years and has also choreographed and assistant directed the Senior Programme productions of Footloose, A Chorus Line and Guys and Dolls among others. When Gema is not teaching, she continues to work as a voice over artist for various television and radio commercials.
Grahame Renyk is a multi award-winning instructor and faculty member of the Drama Department at Queen’s University. When he is not teaching, Grahame works in the theatre as an actor and director. A member of Canadian Actor’s Equity, Grahame has performed and directed for theatres across Canada and in the US. Recent directing credits include Spring Awakening (Theatre Mies, Kingston), Lilies (Queen’s University), For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, and Cut Loose (both for New West Theatre, Lethbridge, AB). Performance credits include several seasons with New West Theatre in Alberta and the Weston Playhouse in Vermont. He has taught directing, acting, and theatre studies at Queen’s, the University of Guelph, the University of Lethbridge, and in Hamilton for the Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Programme.
We pride ourselves on providing a fun and inclusive atmosphere where hard work and good times come together. The students leave each day having had a great time and learned a great deal!
Students do not need to possess experience in any of the disciplines. Through individualized attention, care will be given to ensuring that each students’ learning outcomes are met regardless of experience.