Who to Contact

Sarah Waelchli
267-502-2678, sarah.waelchli@ancss.org

Camp Activities:

  • vocal production
  • improvisation
  • theatrical/jazz dance
  • lighting
  • props
  • set dressing
  • sound
  • costumes
  • theatrical make-up

Sample Schedule:

  • 9:00 Warm-up improv activity
  • 9:30 Jazz Technique
  • 10:15 Rehearse “Relax, Be Cool, Chill Out”
  • 11:00 Try on Costumes
  • 11:30 Rehearse Scene 3
  • 12:15 Brown Bag Lunch*
  • 12:45 Choreography for “I Like to Move It”
  • 1:45 Props creation
  • 2:45 Run Finale
  • 3:45 Wrap-up exercise

*Campers should bring their own lunches. They will have access to a refrigerator and microwave.


Summer Camps | Performing Arts Camp

June 19-29, 2019
6th, 7th & 8th graders
267-502-2678 www.ancss.org

Learn character creation, choreography, blocking, and vocal production. Sessions include stage combat, dance technique and theater production as well as rehearsing and performing Madagascar Jr. Optional one-day workshop in set construction on June 17 which is open to any 6th, 7th & 8th graders.

ANC Performing Arts Camp offers an exciting theatrical experience for current 6th, 7th & 8th graders culminating in a performance of "Madagascar, JR.." Our professional group of teachers will lead your child through the process of blocking, vocal production, learning choreography and character development. The camp is held in the Mitchell Performing Arts Center located on the ANC campus and will run Wednesday, June 19, to Friday, June 28, 2019, with the final performances Saturday, June 29th at 11am & 2pm.

This camp will foster the imagination, creativity and practical performance skills of the campers as well as provide a positive space to make new friends. Campers will be exposed to many aspects of theatre; those who are newer to this art form will be given an introduction and those with experience will be pushed to advance their skills. The camp will feature break-out sessions such as sound, rigging, stage combat, lighting, theatrical/jazz dance technique and theatrical make-up, as well as rehearsals for the performance of “Madagascar, JR.

Camp sessions will run from 9am to 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Campers should bring their own brown bag lunch and will have access to a refrigerator and microwave. All campers will be included onstage for the performances of “Madagascar, JR.” which will be at 11am & 2pm on Saturday, June 29th, at the Mitchell Performing Art Center.

We will once again offer a one-day workshop on set construction 9am-4pm on Monday, June 17th, limited to 12 students. Participants will learn basic design concepts and practical construction skills including the safe usage of power tools. This knowledge will be put to use immediately building a portion of the set to be used in the rehearsals and performances of “Madagascar, JR.

The cost of Performing Arts Camp is $525 which includes a keepsake script, digital download of the dress rehearsal video, and camp t-shirt. Campers will be provided with a costume to wear during the performance but are required to provide their own dance shoes and undergarments as well as rehearsal clothing. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and final payment is due by May 1, 2019. There is a discount of $75 off the camp total for deposits received before February 1, 2019. The one-day set construction workshop is $50 for those enrolled in the performing arts camp and $75 for non-campers. Gift certificates in any denomination are available for purchase. For more information, please email sarah.waelchli@ancss.org or call 267.502.2678.


Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

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