Lyric Arts offers new summer education opportunities

In addition to new spring break workshops, Lyric Arts recently rolled out a new summer season of week-long day camps packed with educational theater experiences.

Children learn to step, dance, act and play during Lyric Arts’ educational theater experience workshops offered at the Main Street Stage this summer.

Children learn to step, dance, act and play during Lyric Arts’ educational theater experience workshops offered at the Main Street Stage this summer.Photo submitted

Camps are geared toward students with a variety of interests and workshops and are separated into student age ranges. Half- and full-day workshops are designed for participants ages 4-6, 7-10, 9-12, 12 and older, and 14 and older.

Registration is now open for these theatrical education experiences, which run from early June through early August and take place at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage (420 East Main Street, Anoka).

The program is orchestrated so that students learn skills useful on the theatrical stage and on the stage of daily life. Those skills include self-confidence, problem solving, cooperation, creativity, expressive voice and body, and more. Learning takes place when teaching artists choreograph workshops in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.

Younger students can explore simple staging and character development techniques as they act out tales of superheroes, fairies, American Girls, and more.

In Kidz Bop and Hard Knock Life, the younger students will practice choreography and learn dance steps with fun musical selections.

Older students can act out spy stories, create a flash mob or comedy sketch, or learn improv.

In the Actor’s Toolbox series, students age 12 and older can learn about all aspects of the theater. And, in audition boot camp, students in or entering high school can get help preparing for college entrance auditions.

Also new this summer is a supervised lunch hour for students enrolled in two coinciding half-day workshops, as well as an extended-day aftercare program.

Class details and registration forms are available at lyricarts.org/workshops, or at the Lyric Arts box office (420 East Main Street, Anoka).

Registration can also be completed by calling 763-233-0804.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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