July 9th-July 20th
One 2-week session offered • Day students, ages 7-12 • $700
Young performers will find this course full of artistic opportunity. Designed to encourage discovery and growth across several artistic disciplines this program offers students a full day of skill development and fun. Areas of interest presented in this camp include dance, theater, instrumental and vocal performance and visual arts. Integrated learning allows our young artists to experience a collaboration of the arts in the final performance at the session end.
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• Areas of study including dance, theater, vocal performance, symphony orchestra, visual arts, and junior arts
• Experienced, talented faculty, guest artists and conductors, with multiple opportunities to perform with them in small and large ensembles
• Individualized attention in a warm and nurturing environment
• New Kirby Center for Creative Arts featuring a 600-seat theater with professional lighting, acoustics and technology
• Professional-level dance studio, practice rooms and classrooms
• Beautiful, college-like campus and a welcoming community
• Programs open to both day (ages 10-18) and boarding students (ages 12-18), both U.S. and international
• Junior arts day program (ages 7-12) featuring a sample of several art disciplines and a collaborative performance at session’s end
Schedule for Junior Arts Performance will be on Friday, July 20 at 4:30pm.
9:00 to 9:30 Opening Activities--
Run down and discussion of day’s events
Team building activities--these may include group games, drama activities, music games, songs and dances
9:30 to 10:30 Creative Dance
Students will explore the Elements of Dance (Space, Time, Force, Body and Movement) Students will develop awareness of how the body moves.
Class work will include warm-ups and all kinds of dance and movement games.
Activities will be designed to encourage the students to create and communicate through movement using music, stories, pictures and poetry as inspiration.
10:30 to 10:45 Snack Break
10:45 to 12:00 Music Explorations
Students will participate in activities that are designed to build and reinforce music skills such as rhythm, pitch, intonation, phrasing, music listening and sight singing.
Activities will include music games, ensemble experiences, improvisation, and choral singing.
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch Break---12:00 to 12:30 Lunch 12:30 to 1:00 Recess
1:00 to 1:30 Artist’s Corner
Small groups working with individual teachers on special projects in each discipline.
1:30 to 2:45 Art Adventures
Students will express their creativity in a variety of ways from painting, drawing, sculpting, photography and more.
Projects will include designing props, set pieces, costumes and items needed for our final performance.
2:45 to 3:45 Theater Workshop
Students will delve into the world of theater fundamentals as they learn about stage movement, character development and vocal and acting techniques.
Methods used to practice these basics will include various improv and acting exercises.
A final performance will allow participants to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to weave together all arts shared—dance, music, theater and art—during our two-week session.
3:45 to 4:00 Closing and Parent Pick-up
Theme: NATURE Our inspiration for our creative arts workshop will be NATURE. Any songs, music, art projects, dances, scenic designs, masks, props, stories, theater scenes, poetry, etc. will have a connection to the beauty and power of nature.
Phone: (570) 270-2161
Fax: (570) 270-2198
Summer at Sem
201 North Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704-3593 U.S.A.
For day students ages 10-18 and boarding students ages 12-18
This section will help you navigate the application process. Once you have been accepted, you will also find information here about how to complete your enrollment.
ADDITIONAL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
In addition to your application, supporting documentation is required. Please submit the additional forms below in order to complete your application.
• Auditions are required for the following programs: Symphony, Voice, Dance and Theater. Click here for audition information.
You may mail supplementary forms to:
Summer at Sem
201 N. Sprague Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704 U.S.A.
After acceptance, enrollment forms must be submitted in a timely manner. You must log in to our secure portal to complete the electronic forms. A username and password will be emailed to you and then you may begin the process. Once you have your login credentials, go to MySem.