Course Descriptions

“Busy Days” Kindermusik Adventures Camp 
Ages 0-18mos and caregiver
Tues/Thurs JUNE 12-21, 2018
4-4:45pm
$85 tuition, $35 materials fee

Instructor: Elizabeth Wotring-Nelson

Join us for a 4-class Kindermusik class specially designed for the youngest musician! Busy Days outings are those experienced by parents and children universally, but whether it’s to the doctor’s office or the park; to splash in the water or bounce on Grandma’s knee, a parent’s repertoire of on-the-go, attention-getting songs and rhymes will grow. Intentional use of classical music will also build baby’s and caregivers’ appreciation for musical texture and structure while also building lasting bonds and emotional security.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program developed using the most current child development research. Join the Kindermusik family!

 

“Zoo Train!” Kindermusik Adventures Camp Ages 18mos-5years and caregiver
Tues/Thurs JUNE 12-21, 2018
5-5:45pm
$85 tuition, $35 materials fee

Instructor: Elizabeth Wotring-Nelson

Children love to go to the zoo! What excitement to see the many animals, hear their sounds, ride the train or tram around the park, and maybe take a ride on the bright carousel before picnicking on a summer day. This class will capture the imaginations of the youngest artist drawing on the movements, sights, and sounds of the zoo animals to inspire musical experiences and the beginnings of imaginary play. Monkey-see, Monkey do, ride the carousel, and swing your elephant trunks to this fun class full of special moments between children and their loving caregivers.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program developed using the most current child development research. Join the Kindermusik family!

 

Ballet for ages 6+ 
$100 per student 
Saturdays- 10am-10:45am 
8 weeks
Beginning Saturday, June 16th
Instructor- Jack Thompson 

This ballet course is designed to give beginner/intermediate levels of content throughout the summer semester. Starting at beginner and slowly ending with intermediate vocabulary and technique skills.

 

Hip-hop for ages 6+ 
$100 per student 
Saturdays- 10:45am-11:30 am 
Beginning Saturday, June 16th
8 weeks
Instructor- Jack Thompson 

This class will be constructed in a way to build confidence, artistry, musicality, and vocabulary of the Dance genre known as Hip-hop. It will be geared towards beginners with some intermediate steps brought in towards the later end of the summer term. 

Students who sign up for the two classes together will be given a discount of $160 dollars per student for the two classes.

 

Escape from the Zoo
June 18th-20th
5-6
-3-5 year olds 
$65
Instructor- Shannon Yost 

Some animal friends have escaped from the zoo and we need your child’s help to find them! In this class we will explore different types of zoo animals and their native environments.

 

Playwright’s Paradise 
June 25th-29th, 5-6pm
-2nd-5th grades
-$100
Instructor- Shannon Yost 

In this class we will work as a group to write our own play, create characters, and perform it at the end of the week! Perfect for kids who love to create!

 

Broadway Babies
Kindergarten-5th Graders 
July 9th-13th
4:00-6:00
$130
Instructors: Leigh Anne Bolyard and Shannon Yost 

Join us on a fun musical theatre adventure with this 1 week camp! This class will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! This course will give students an understanding of the voice as applied to musical theatre. Students will work on fundamentals of healthy singing: breath support, articulation, alignment and proper placement. The students will learn and work on popular songs from Movies and Musical Theatre! Students will experience what it's like to be in and put together a musical. Students should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to every class, and bring a snack and water for each class! 

This camp will end with a final performance on Friday, July 13th!

 

Acting for Musical Theatre
July 16th-20th
-kindergarten-2nd grade
4-5
$100
Instructor- Shannon Yost

In this class your child will learn basic acting techniques and how to apply them to musical theatre in a friendly, inviting environment.

 

Acting for Musical Theatre
July 16th-20th
-3rd-5th grade
5-6
-$100
Instructor- Shannon Yost 

In this class your child will learn basic acting techniques and how to apply them to musical theatre in a friendly, inviting environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PopShop Camp

Fairmont Rocks!

Pre-register now at: http://PopShopWV.com/fairmont

Performance Camp 2 (Fairmont State University- Farimont, WV) (with concert TBA)
Tuition- $250

July 23rd - July 27th - Groups will meet for two hours rehearsals (M-F = 10 hours total instruction) at Wallman Hall on the campus of Fairmont State University. Campers will present a public performance to feature their work on Saturday, July 28th at Palatine Park in Fairmont! 

PopShop is excited to once again partner with Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts to offer Summer Performance Camp at Fairmont State University! This year's camp is scheduled from July 23rd - July 27th at Wallman Hall on the campus of Fairmont State University!

• This program is geared toward players of all ages (8-adult) and musical abilities! Students meet for group lessons to create a set of music to be performed at a public concert at the end of the week. Students meet for two hours a day (M-F) for one a week (10 hours of instruction). PopShop staff members carefully create groups based on age, ability and musical interests. Instructors provide musical instruction and impart the importance of teamwork, creative expression, and self confidence.

 

Drama Games
July 23rd-25th
5-6
-1st-5th grades
$65
Instructor- Shannon Yost 

Come and learn how to become an ensemble with this class dedicated entirely to learning through play!

 

Kidprov Camp!
July 23rd-27th
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
3rd-12th graders
$100
Instructor- Christian Cox 

Kidprov Camp will be a weeklong creative journey for kids 3rd grade through 12th exploring the fun and challenges of improv. Through various games and techniques, children will learn the basics of improv and how it can be fully utilized as actors. Together we will have an ensemble improv team. At the end of the week a small improv show will be presented.

Putting it Together – Building a Show from Local Stories and Lore
Rising and Current 4th through 8th graders 
Tuition- $150 per student; $25 materials fee
**Students will bring their lunches; water and afternoon snacks will be provided
Dates – Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22
Time – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 21 – students will attend the Town & Gown production of The 1940s Radio Hour
Final performance – Friday, June, 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Folklife Center’s Hall of Cultures; free and open to family and friends
Camp will be held in the Frank and Jane Gabor Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University 
Instructor- Dr. Fran Kirk 
Minimum of 5 students enrolled
Maximum of 15 students enrolled 

The Academy for the Arts and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center are partnering to create this very special camp that features instruction in acting, playwriting, improvisation, and storytelling. During this hands-on, “on your feet” camp, students will learn about theatre and folklore as they put together a play in the style of an old time radio show. Under the direction of Dr. Francene Kirk, Ms. Shannon Yost, and other guest artists, students will plan, write, and perform a play based on local and family history, stories, songs, and even recipes. Some of the radio show-style skits will be created from local lore including stories from Coffin Hollow and the Tell-tale Lilac Bush. This week-long camp and the final Friday performance will be held at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. There will be visits by special guest artists and the class will attend the Town & Gown production of The 1940s Radio Hour on Thursday night.