FST Summer Camp: Labels & Jars

Youth Education

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The Florida Studio Theatre School is dedicated to nurturing the individual creativity of youth. We see children not just as individuals, but as creative individuals. From the beginning student to the serious performer, the FST School is a program designed to advance the young actor in classes of acting, music, dance and improvisation.

Upon completion of the 4-year program, actors will possess a professional understanding of the theatre which includes a solid acting method, stage technique and professional performance opportunities. In addition, the students will involve themselves in the entire creative process, from writing to playmaking.  Whether your interest is to explore personal creativity and confidence, or serious training in the theatre, you will find your child's artistic home in Florida Studio Theatre's School.

FST School offers youth classes for children ages 5 to 17 year-round, including Summer Camp.


Scholarships

One third of the children attending workshops, Summer camps and children's performances are doing so on full or partial scholarship.  This provides for a diverse mix of participants in all of the education activities at FST.  Anyone can give a scholarship to a child in need by sponsoring one particular child in a particular class or by contributing to the Children's Scholarship Fund including the Dana Helfrich Memorial Scholarship.

For information on contributing to the Children's Scholarship Fund contact Pamela Smith at (941) 366-1350.

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Available Youth Classes

Little Theatre

Ages 5 -6  |  Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM or Saturdays 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song and develop improvisational and storytelling skills. Recitals are after Sessions II & IV.

Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks)

Enroll Online: Session IV Wednesdays: Begins April 1

Enroll Online: Session IV Saturdays: Begins April 4


Theatre Combo: Acting, Dance & Improvisation

Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM or Saturdays at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique through movement and dance while enhancing ensemble building skills. Improvisational games teach the students to use their imaginations and become comfortable in front of an audience. Recitals after Session II & IV.

Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks)

Enroll Online: Session IV Thursdays: Begins April 2 

Enroll Online: Session IV Saturdays: Begins April 4


Acting I

Ages 7 - 12 | Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn the building blocks of a professional acting technique, from being comfortable in front of an audience to utilizing your mind, voice and body to communicate truthful emotion on stage. Rehearse and perform short pieces and monologues. Recitals after Session II & IV.

Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks)

Enroll Online: Session IV Wednesdays: Begins April 1


Act, Dance, Sing

Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM April 1 through Wednesday, May 20

Musical Theatre performance requires more than a good voice, the actor must convey their emotional journey through song lyrics and movement.  This eight week workshop is appropriate for students at all levels with an interest in Musical Theatre. Participants will explore song interpretation, acting technique, and movement. Time will be spent on group numbers as well as solos and duets.  The class will culminate with an open class where the students will share some of their work from class.

Fee: $199/session (each session is 8 weeks) | Musical Theatre students receive a $50 discount

Enroll Online: Session IV begin April 1

 

To enroll today contact Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350 or by email at psmith@floridastudiotheatre.org

 

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Little Theatre Full Session | Ages 5-6

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song, and develop improvisational and story telling skills.

Enroll Online: Session II: July 6 - July 24 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enroll Online: Session III: July 27 - August 14 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Fee: $330/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Little Theatre Introduction Week | Ages 5-6

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song, and develop improvisational and story telling skills.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 1 - June 5 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enroll Online: Session II: June 29 - July 3 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Fee: $125/session (each session is 1 week)


Children's Performing Arts Camp Full Session | Ages 7-12

Traditional camp with extensive acting, voice, improvisation and dance training in a spirited environment. This class focuses on nurturing the individual artistry of each child while developing truth on stage. Classes will be held daily in acting, music, and movement. Students are divided according to age and level of ability. This class culminates in a final performance. Interested students from Session I, II, and III can participate in special music at 9:15AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 8 - June 26 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Enroll Online: Session II: July 6 - July 24 from 10:00am - 3:00pm *Please call for availability

Enroll Online: Session III: July 27 - August 13 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Fee: $475/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Intro to Theatre One Week Session | Ages 7-12

Have you ever wanted to try theatre camp? This one week specialty camp offers an introduction to FST programming. Session includes acting, improvisation,

and dance with a final open class for parents.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 1 - June 5 from 9:00am - 2:00pm

Enroll Online: Session II: June 29 - July 3 from 9:00am - 2:00pm

Fee: $150/session (each session is 1 week)


Teen Performing Arts Camp Full session | Ages 12-17

Theatre for the young adult with a cocnentration in acting, improvisation, voice, and movement. Each session will include two classes: Beginning and Advanced. Culminates in a final performance on the last day of class.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 1 - June 18 from 10:15am - 3:15pm

* Class is Monday - Friday - final performance on Thursday, June 18

Enroll Online: Session II: July 20 - August 6 from 10:15am - 3:15pm

* Class is Monday - Friday - final performance on Thursday, August 6

Fee: $475/session (each session is 3 weeks)


Teen Improvisation | Ages 12-17

For teens in our classic acting program or with experience, the Teen Improvisation workshop challenges improvisational skills in a lively and creative environment. A final open calss revue will be held on our Cabaret stage. Class is Monday - Thursday

Enroll Online: Session I: August 10 - August 13from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Fee: $150/session


Young Performers Company | Ages 12-17

A special program that works in conjunction with our VIP Camp. Over the course of this three week session, students will devise and perform a sketch comedy show. They will be encouraged to develop memorable characters and collaborate with their fellow actors. Students from FST's VIP camp for mentally and physically challenged youth will participate in the final production. YPC students will meet for one week before being joined by the VIP students.

during weeks two and three, the YPC Company will work alone in the mornings, and with VIP students in the afternoons. Performances will take place on July 17 & 18. Prerequisite of the Classic Acting program or by Staff Invitation.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 29 - July 18 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $475/session


Young Performers Company WRITES | Ages 12-17

Students will learn how to write various types of comedy sketches, develop memorable characters, collaborate with other writers, and be inspired and encouraged to produce writing that is unique and funny. Basic improvisation exercises will be utilized by the students as a creative tool to develop sketch ideas. No previous writing experience required.

Enroll Online: Session I: June 22 - June 26 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Fee: $145/session

 

To enroll in Summer Camp - click the hyperlinks above or contact Pamela Smith, Education Administrator, at 941-366-1350 or by email at psmith@floridastudiotheatre.org

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Payment Policy

A $75.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required in order to register.  The balance will be due 1 month prior to the start of the session.  If your balance in not received by the due date, your registration will default.  At that time, we will notify you and open the spot to other interested students.

If you have to withdraw after classes have begun, NO REFUND will be given.

You may enroll online by paying in full (the first $75 is NON-REFUNDABLE). To register with your $75 deposit, send an email to Pamela Smith. You will be contacted directly.

Please Note: If you are registering for multiple sessions online, please complete a separate transaction for each session. During the ticketing session, your class may be referred to as a performance. This is normal - please continue. If you do not receive a confirmation email or phone call within 48 hours, contact us directly at (941) 366-1350 to verify your enrollment.

If you have any problems registering, don't hesitate to contact our Education Administrator Pamela Smith directly at (941) 366-1350.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

The programs at Florida Studio Theatre are available to everyone. Scholarships and financial aid are available based upon financial need. For a scholarship application please contact:

Pamela Smith   |   Education Administrator

(941) 366-1350 - Education Office

www.floridastudiotheatre.org • E-mail: psmith@floridastudiotheatre.org

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Florida Studio Theatre's Education and WRITE A PLAY Programs are supported in part by the following businesses, foundations and government entities:


BMO Harris Bank

The Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation

Harold and Jacqueline Bladel Foundation

Eluned and Edward Russell Charitable Trust

Embracing Our Differences

Florida State Division of Cultural Affairs

The Kates Foundation

Manatee Community Foundation

Daniel R. Mandelker & Marlene N. Harris Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

MSC Foundation

Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation

The Patterson Foundation

Publix Super Market Charities

The Shubert Foundation

Target.

Theatre Communications Group

Tourist Development Council

Wells Fargo Foundation

WJ & Lela Budwine Foundation

Thank you for your continued support


Interested in becoming a supporter of our WRITE A PLAY, Education, or Intern program? Contact Marylou Lynn, Development Manager at 941-366-9017 x 326 or by email at mlynn@floridastudiotheatre.org