School is out, so let the fun begin!
We are pleased to offer the following classes this summer and look forward to keeping your summer exciting. Whatever your child’s area of interest, we have several options to choose from. Registration is now open. Costs for each of the classes are listed below. No additional registration fee is required for Summer Workshops.
*Audition Sign Up link for “Arsenic & Old Lace” is at the bottom of the “Arsenic & Old Lace” description.
**Registration form for Summer Workshops is at the bottom of this page.
Theatre: Master Classes & “Arsenic & Old Lace” Performance
Our fun-filled and instructional Theatre Workshops will be held as day-long intensives during which students will be immersed into a different aspect of theatre performance each day. They will run from 9AM-5PM on June 4th, 6th, and 11th, and the cost is $40 per intensive (you may sign up for as many as you’d like!) Note: students will need to bring their own lunches each day.
June 4th - Acting
With Matthew Davidson
Have you always wondered how to cry on cue? Have you always longed for the chance to move someone to tears or chills whether on the stage or in person? Or do you simply long to be able to stand in front of a group of people and speak confidently and convey your thoughts and feelings in a direct and personal way? No matter what your intended goal or career, this is a great opportunity to learn some of the basic tools and tricks of acting. The truth is we “act” every day and In every situation. Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage”! This is your opportunity to learn how to step out onto that stage confidently and unforgettably.
June 6th - Monologues
With Matthew Davidson
This workshop will not only help you perform a monologue, but also will provide instruction on developing a monologue from start to finish.This includes interpreting the words, meanings, and inflections, as well as learning the dialect, cadences, and structures of monologues.
June 11th - Musical Theatre
With Dana Culberson and Matthew Davidson
Every musical theatre show has a good dance scene or two! This workshop will begin to teach students how to incorporate Broadway style dance (called Character) into their theatre skill set. After spending the morning dancing, they will spend the afternoon warming up their vocal chords! They will combine the dancing of the morning with singing and acting in the afternoon, and put on a short play when you pick them up! No prior dance, voice, or theatre training required.
Arsenic & Old Lace
AFAA is very excited to be producing “Arsenic and Old Lace” written by Joseph Kesselring as the first show in our annual Summer Workshops. This show will be an excellent opportunity for young adults ages 12 through 22 throughout the community to come together no matter their acting experience, to have a chance to be a part of a show that is a staple of theatre history and an undeniable influencer of theatre today. Arsenic and Old Lace is a dark, lighthearted, comedy that follows the Brewster Sisters: slightly mad, spinster, heiresses with a desire to help lonely travelers who rent rooms in their home, in less than predictable ways. Surrounded by a supporting cast that includes their son Mortimer, a well-to-do theatre critic, and his two brothers: one, an unstable man who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and the other an estranged, maniacal, man of the shadows. Arsenic and Old Lace has been performed on Broadway over 1400 times by veterans of the theatre like Boris Karloff, and adapted into a film starring Cary Grant. This is an excellent show to have on your resume before college; as well as a perfect opportunity for the beginner to dip their toes into the world of theatre. It will be a fun, challenging, and exciting production to be a part of. Guaranteed.
- Open Auditions for ages 12 through 22: Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th, 6:00-8:30 PM each night.
- For Auditions: come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue, and bring in a resume if you have one (if not, you may still audition). If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 1:00-4:00, beginning Monday, June 17th. **Week of July 4th, only rehearse on Monday and Tuesday, July 1st and 2nd.
- Tech week begins Sunday, July 21st
- Performances July 25th-28th
- No cost to participate!
- Click Here to sign up to audition
Dance: Classes & Camps
“Shine Like Stars” Week-Long Ballet/Jazz camp for ages 4-6
Taught by our very own Miss Sarah Lunceford, this fun-filled, 3 hour-a-day camp (9:00-12:00) the week of July 15th-19th will have your little ones leaping and twirling as they shine for Jesus through Ballet and Jazz. For only $99 for the week, they will arrive to find a different theme each day, ranging from princesses to space explorers; super heroines to safari animals. They will not only learn the basics of Ballet and Jazz this week, but also have an exciting theme-related activity to end each day. Then on the last day you will be invited to come and see a demonstration of what they’ve learned! The daily schedule will be as follows:
- 9:00-9:30 – Arrival/Warm-up
- 9:30-10:15 – Ballet
- 10:15-10:30 – Snack break (provided)
- 10:30-11:15 – Jazz
- 11:15-12:00 – Theme-related activity or movie
“Created to Shine” Week-long Ballet/Jazz camp for ages 7-12
Through this 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM week-long camp (June 17th-21st), AFAA’s own Miss Joy Tripp will use the art of dance through Ballet and Jazz to teach your children that they are gifts from God created to shine for His glory! The cost is only $99 for the week, and they will not only learn the basics of Ballet and Jazz, but also have practice with developing their own choreography. Then on the last day you will be invited to come and see a demonstration of what they’ve learned! The daily schedule will be as follows:
- 9:00-10:00 – Ballet
- 10:00-10:15 – Break (students bring their own snack)
- 10:15-11:15 – Jazz
- 11:15-12:00 – Creative Choreography
Week-long Jazz Fusion Class (ages 8-12; 1:00-3:00 and ages 13 and up; 3:00-5:00)
We are excited to have AFAA’s Clogging and Jazz Instructor, Miss Laney Culberson, offering a Jazz/Hip-Hop combo class this summer! Learn the basic techniques in Jazz while adding in the fun and upbeat flare of Hip Hop. A demonstration of skills through a short piece will be performed in class at the end of the week.
- Monday-Friday, July 29th-August 2nd
- Ages 8-12: 1:00-3:00 PM each day
- Ages 13 and up: 3:00-5:00 each day
- Cost: $85 for the week
“Worship through the Art of Dance” Week-long Liturgical Dance CampAFAA’s heart for the arts is reflected in our tagline, “Inspiring Excellence; Cultivating Worship”. Although we look to glorify God in every class we offer, the class most specifically designed for this purpose is the genre of Liturgical Dance. Participants will spend three hours of their morning diving into prayer, scripture, and devotions; learning basic liturgical dance terminology and skills; and experimenting with various props such as tambourines, fabric, and flags. All of this is done in an effort to lift up our God through something you are passionate about; dance! AFAA’s very own Anna Grooms will be teaching this camp, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
- Monday-Friday, June 24th – 28th
- 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM each day
- Ages 10 through adult
- Cost: $99 for the week
6-week Ballet Class (ages 7-11; and ages 12 and up)
AFAA’s Dance Director, Ms. Nicole Troxler, is offering this fun class that will emphasize learning correct technique in fun and exciting ways. It is ideal for the summer dancer wanting to continue to work on his/her skills or a dancer who wants to give ballet a try.
- Tuesday nights beginning June 11th, and ending July 23rd. (no class the week of July 4th).
- Ages 7-11 at 5:00-6:00 PM
- Ages 12 and up at 6:00-7:00 PM
- Cost is $85 and includes 6 one-hour lessons
6-Week Character Class for ages 10 and up
Have you or your child ever wanted to learn Broadway-style dance? Well this Summer is your chance! You and and your child can sign up together for Ms. Dana Culberson’s Character class. Ms. Dana has been teaching this class for years, and it is sure to be a fun and exciting class, while also providing a great workout!
- Ages 10 through adult
- Beginning June 13th through July 25th (no class the week of July 4th)
- Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM
- Cost: $85 for the course, which includes 6 one-hour classes
6-Week Beginner and Intermediate Clogging (ages 7 and up)
These classes are the perfect opportunity for you to either try out a new form of dance if you’ve never danced clogging before; or brush up/continue to enhance your skills if you’ve already had a year or two in the past. AFAA’s Clogging Instructor, Miss Laney Culberson, will be offering two sections of this class this summer.
- Tuesday nights beginning June 11th, ending July 23rd (no class week of July 4th)
- 5:00-6:00 PM: Beginner (ages 7 and up)
- 6:00-7:00 PM Intermediate (1 or more years of clogging pre-requisite)
- $85 for the Summer
We are thrilled to have Mrs. Stacie Brantley offering Art Camps with AFAA this year! Ms. Stacie has a life-long love of art, and has been creating pieces since she was a small child.
The goal of this camp is to enhance the lives of the students by encouraging them to use the process of creating art as a means of stress relief and self-expression and to develop an appreciation for the beauty and splendor of creation. We create because we are created in the image of our creative God. It is a blessing to begin to appreciate the intricate beauty of the world around us. Budding artists can try their hand at various mediums in the course of our week. We will also touch on the basic elements of design and color relationships. Scott Adams said “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
- Art I Camp: (ages 7-11) July 15th-19th; 9:00-12:00 each day THIS CAMP IS FULL! YOU ARE WELCOME TO SIGN UP AND BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE.
- Art II Camp: (ages 12-18) July 15th-19th; 1:00-4:00 each day
- Cost for each camp: $99 for the week
Register Now For Summer Workshops!