“Schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance may do a better job at mastering reading, writing and math than those who focus solely on academics, says a report by the Arts Education Partnership,” writes Tamara Henry of USA Today. Art education is not just dependent on schools. The Charleston Stage Company is offering Summer Arts Camp to children of different ages this summer.
Elementary camp for Grades 3-7 will be held on July 5 – 16, and Junior/Senior High Camp for Grades 7-12 will be held on July 19 – 30, 2010. Both camps will be held at the Davis Fine Arts Building of the West Virginia State University.
Core classes in acting, art, music and dance will be held daily to develop the student’s skills. They also have elective classes that gives them a chance to explore different opportunities within each medium (i.e. set design, animation, scriptwriting, modern dance, hip hop dance, stage make-up, etc). Students will showcase their work for parents on the last day of camp.
The summer workshops cost $300 per child, and scholarships are available for talented individuals. For more details, call Jamie Anderson, Camp Director at (304) 766-5721 or visit the Charleston Stage Company website.