Camps

 

Although our season concludes with our annual May Show, the fun continues throughout the summer.  Abilene Performing Arts Company offers a variety of summer camps for all ages and ability levels.  Attending a summer camp is a great way to make education fun and keep creativity at a productive level.


Dance Intensive

This camp is a fast paced workout for serious dancers who want to strengthen their technique and build endurance over the summer.  Each two hour session begins with one hour of ballet, followed by an intensive exploration into specific styles of dance including Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap.  Attire is modest dance clothing and appropriate footwear for each style of dance.  Appropriate hair style is a bun or ponytail.


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Hip Hop

Hip hop camps are a theme-based week of fun and learning.  Each day young dancers enjoy crafts and games while learning to move isolated body parts independently of one another.  Campers learn a short routine to perform in a special showcase on the final day of camp.  Attire is loose-fitting clothing and sneakers.  No flip flops or sandals. 


Kindermusik

Swing, sway, dance, and play with fun, summery themes.  In our short summer camp classes we will give children a summer’s worth of music, stories, and activities created to inspire passions for learning and love for music.  Parents attend with children.


Musical Theatre

Children enjoy drama during a busy and fun week of reading, learning, memorizing, staging, preparing, and performing a miniature production.  Campers learn respect, team-work, discipline, vocal techniques, and characterization skills.  Activities are based on characters, storylines, and songs.  Camp culminates in a showcase on the final day.  Attire is loose-fitting clothing and sneakers.  No flip flops or sandals. 


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Musical Production

A camp for all aspiring performers!  Join us for three weeks as we produce a full theatrical production.  The first two weeks include casting, rehearsing, choreographing, and staging the musical at APAC.  The third week includes the final staging and a dress rehearsal at the Historic Paramount Theater.  Prior experience is not required to participate.  Campers are all cast in the production and receive one complimentary ticket for the performance.  Attire is loose-fitting clothing and sneakers.  No flip flops or sandals. 

 


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Preschool Dance

Children learn to dance through music and movement during this interactive camp.  Themed especially for young children, campers also enjoy snacks and crafts as an added element.  Campers learn a short routine to perform in a special showcase on the final day.  Attire is loose-fitting clothing for boys and black or pink leotards with tights for girls.


Ring Around With Rosie

A time of exploration, this camp keeps preschoolers moving with music, art, free-play, and drama.  Children laugh and learn through specialized age appropriate experiences.  Campers enjoy snacks and crafts while completing portfolios of created materials to take home at the conclusion of the camp.  Attire includes loose-fitting clothing and sneakers.