West Hills - Specialty Camps for grades K-12

Summer 2018 Workshops & Intensives WEST HILLS CAMPUS 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO AERIAL DANCE TECHNIQUE Weeks 1 – 2 Entering 6th – 12th grade This course for young dancers is designed to give students the foundational skills to set them on a journey toward becoming an aerialist. The focus of the class will include learning aerial safety and etiquette, stretching and conditioning techniques, standard climbs and footlocks, and appreciation of the art form. Students will have an opportunity to work with silks, hammock, and lyra in this fun and exciting workshop. Instructor: Tarrylee Silke Chaminade Dance Director June 18 – June 29 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $590

 

 

 

DANCE INTENSIVE Week 1 Entering 6th – 12th grade Taught by Chaminade’s varsity dance coaches, this dance intensive will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as intense technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught a series of dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day of the intensive.

 

Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 18 – 22 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fee: $275

 

 

 

CIRCUS CAMP Week 1 Entering 1st – 6th grade Chaminade Circus camp is perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch, and flex their creative muscles. Each day begins with a warm-up, followed by training and workshops in circus, drama, and movement. Students learn circus and aerial skills; juggling, tumbling, climbing, balance, dance, and more. Circus campers will create and perform their very own circus-theater production at the end of the session! Instructor: Tarrylee Silke and Staff Chaminade Dance Director June 18 – June 22 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $275

 

 

 

ARIEL CAMP JUNIOR Week 2 Entering 4th - 8thThis camp is designed for the camper that has had previous instruction in dance, gymnastics or martial arts. This camp is a great way to improve skills and techniques in Ariel dance while also having some fun!  Each day will included designated warm-up exercises as well as time on the apparatuses, plus other fun activities and games to strengthen your skills.  Friday will finish off with a little performance highlighting the weeks’ successes. Instructor: Tarrylee Silke and Staff Chaminade Dance Director June 25 – June 29 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $275

 

 

 

CHEER CAMP Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to cheer camp with the Chaminade Cheer Squad! This beginner class is for the child who wants to be a cheerleader! No previous cheerleading experience is required. Students will work on basic tumbling and cheer fundamentals. This is a fun way to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and body awareness based on organized routines of tumbling, dance, and floor work. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Cheer Coaches June 29 – 23 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $160

 

 

 

DANCE CAMP Week 2 Entering 1st – 6th grade Come to dance camp with the Chaminade Dance Team!  This fun filled dance experience will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as technique training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day. Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches June 19 – 23 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $160

 

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE Entering 7th – 12th grade Join us this summer for a three-week intensive program for grades 7–12 presenting SUESSICAL! SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that transports us to the world of Dr. Seuss, bringing to life such characters as Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, a little boy with a huge imagination named JoJo and many more, with an amazing musical score by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Students will learn how to tell a story and effectively communicate with an audience through scene study, character work, song interpretation and musical theatre dance. All of their hard work will culminate in performances for family and friends on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts. Guided by Broadway professionals, students will sharpen their skills and have fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Students are expected to attend a placement audition the day prior to the first day of workshop with a song and memorized monologue. Instructor: Yvette Lawrence Bishop Chaminade Drama Director

 

SEUSSICAL

 

Placement Auditions on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 12-4 pm.

 

Rehearsals begin Monday, June 4th. Show opens Thursday, June 21st 

 

Monday thru Friday from 9 am-4 pm.

 

Performances at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 21st and Friday, June 22nd.

 

ONE SESSION ONLY! Space is Limited! Sign Up Early! Fee: $995

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL THEATRE Entering 1st – 6th grade This one-week course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills and techniques in the following areas: music, movement, and acting. Students will work on scenes and songs from SEUSSICAL. This course will use Musical Theatre repertoire appropriate for the age, skill, talent, and ability of the students. Students will develop basic skills and knowledge in the rehearsal process and promote confidence in their performance abilities. Students will have an opportunity to show off their talents to friends and family at the end of the workshop on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Instructor: Yvette Lawrence Bishop Chaminade Drama Director

 

Scenes and songs from SEUSSICAL

 

Rehearsals begin Monday, July 23rd

 

Monday thru Friday from 9 am-1 pm.

 

Call time on Friday, July 27th at 9 am.

 

Performance on Friday, July 27th at 2 pm

 

Fee: $275

 

 

 

ROBOTICS FOR COMPETITION Weeks 1 and 4 Full Day Entering 5th – 12th grade In this class presented by Chaminade’s internationally recognized Eagle Engineering robotics team, you will be introduced to basic engineering concepts in a way that’s so fun, you’ll forget that it’s preparing you as the next generation of innovators, inventors, and technicians. Students will work in teams create and operate a robot to compete in a game inspired by this year’s VEX Robotics Competition. No experience necessary. Involves hand tools and light metal work. Closed-toed shoes required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week! Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer, Robotics Director June 18 – 22 and July 9 – 13 8:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $465

 

ELECTRONICS AND PROGRAMMING BASICS Weeks 2 and 5  Entering 5th – 12th grade Your inventor spirit will be awakened and empowered by this fun and exciting introduction to building circuits and programming microcontrollers! Guided by Chaminade’s Eagle Engineering programming team, students will enter a world of endless possibility and potential inside the Arduino microcontroller and programming platform. No experience is necessary to start plugging in wires, sensors, lights, and motors to unleash the many capabilities of CodeREV’s Creator Bot Kit – built upon the Arduino platform used by hobbyists and inventors all over the world. After just a week of hands-on projects, students will be well on their way to a lifetime of techno-creativity. Instructor: Pauline Breeden, Robotics Programming Mentor. June 25-29 and July 16-20. 8AM to 12:00 Fee: $275Creator Bot Kits combine electrical engineering and coding to provide an engaging learning experience that kids and teachers both love.

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOT CAMP Entering 12th grade / Open to Chaminade Students Only

 

Members of the Chaminade Class of 2019 are invited to reduce the stress over the college application process by joining Chaminade college counselors and English teachers at the Application Boot Camp. Students will brainstorm essay ideas and craft a memorable application essay along with working on the UC and Common Application essay prompts. By the conclusion of the workshop you will learn about the different types of college applications, you should have completed your UC Application, Common Application and be familiar with college supplements. Instructors: Chaminade College Counselors and English Teachers SESSION 1 Saturday and Sunday August 25, - August 26 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. SESSION 2 Saturday and Sunday, September 8 - 9 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $150