Summer Camps

Starting Arts

Summer Camps

Starting Arts is excited to bring summer camp options to all 5-20 year old performers and arts lovers! Take a look at the camp options below for various ages and interests.

If you have any questions about Starting Arts Summer Camps, please email michelle@startingarts.com.

Open to all 10-20 year olds

Matilda

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Everyone registered is in the show, but auditions will be held on May 30th (with callbacks on the first day, June 15th), to determine who will play which role. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition.

Ages: 10-20 years old (as of the audition date, May 30th)
Audition Date: Saturday, May 30, 10am-3pm (you will be called for a portion of that time by age, TBA)
Start Date: June 15, 2020 (call backs/final auditioning will happen on this date)
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs, 9am-2pm
Rehearsal Location: Lincoln Glen Church- 2700 Booksin Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Tech Week: July 6-9, 9am-3pm (please note the additional hour of rehearsal each day)
Performances: July 10-12, times TBD
Tech Week/Performance Location: Hammer Theater- 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
Cost: $570 (includes show shirt souvenir)

Open to all 10-18 year olds

Vocal Audition Training

Receive small-group coaching with Dream Team and DT2 Music Director, Diana Torres-Koss! Bring your potential audition song(s) and get quality instruction/advice on how best to perform for any audition situation...especially Dream Team/DT2 auditions (which take place in early August).

A maximum of 6 kids per day will be allowed. You can enroll in just one day, all five, or any amount in between (space permitting!).

Ages: 10-18 years old
Dates: June 22-26, 3pm-5pm (pick as many dates in that range as you would like)
Location: Starting Arts- 525 Parrott Street
Cost: $90 per day

Open to all 5-10 year olds

Annie KIDS

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Everyone registered is in the show, but auditions will be held to determine who will play which role. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. In addition to putting on a full production, kids will participate in traditional camp activities as well (there will be arts and crafts, storytelling, and game time each day).
Ages: 5-10 years old (as of the start date, July 6th)
Start Date: July 6
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm
Rehearsal Location: Starting Arts- 525 Parrott Street in San Jose
Tech Week: July 27-30, 9am-1pm
Performances: August 1-2, times TBD
Tech Week/Performance Location: TBD
Cost: $425

Open to all 10-18 year olds

Dance Intensive

Receive top-notch training in multiple dance disciplines including Jazz, Musical Theater, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. Instructors include professional dancers, experienced instructors, and working choreographers who have a passion for teaching. Students will also receive audition advice, fitness tips and more! Students will be split into 2 groups by age.

Only 30 spots available!!!

Ages: 10-18 years old (as of the start date, July 27th)
Dates/Times: July 27-31, 9am-Noon
Location: Starting Arts- 525 Parrott Street in San Jose
Cost: $215

Open to all 10-18 year olds

Tech Camp

Join our tech experts for a week of backstage learning. In addition to learning how to run sound and lights, the students will get lessons in team building, circuitry, audio editing, stage managing, props, set design/building, troubleshooting, and so much more!

Ages: 10-18 years old (as of start date, August 3rd)
Dates: August 3-7, 9am-2pm
Location: Starting Arts- 525 Parrott Street in San Jose
Cost: $240 (includes Starting Arts Tech Camp shirt)

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