Like many other businesses and services in the area, Theatre Cedar Rapids has been and remains "dark" for several months due to the Coronavirus, but TCR has recently announced some virtual programs to cure boredom and promote safety, fun and education this summer.

Registration for any of the following programs is an optional, but much appreciated $25 donation to TCR to offset their costs for materials and time. Registration with a valid email address is required. Get more information on the programs by clicking the session links belowYour registration confirmation, Zoom link, and any specific instructions from your instructor will be communicated via email.

To get more information, contact Angie Toomsen.

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CAMPS FOR ALL KIDS, ALL AGES:

  • ADVANCED PUPPETMAKERS (All kids who have taken TCR’s Puppet Camp!)
    "Become a future puppetmaster! This two-week camp is for students who have already taken a puppetry class at TCR or elsewhere. We will learn more advanced puppetry techniques using materials from your home and provided by TCR."

Instructor: Bre Kenney

CAMPS FOR KIDS THROUGH KINDERGARTEN AGE

  • DANCE PARTY STARTERS (Grades 0-Kindergarten)
    "In this two-week camp, your little ones will get moving and grooving to popular songs and musical theater tunes. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun!"

Instructor: Hannah Spina

CAMPS FOR GRADES 1-5:

  • DANCE PARTY PEOPLE (Grades 1-5)
    "Get movin’ with friends! In this two week camp, your kids will get moving and grooving to popular songs and musical theater tunes. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun!"

Instructor: Bre Kenney

  • PUPPETMAKERS (Grades 1-5)
    "Create, Invent, and play! In this two week camp, kids will build a variety of puppets from materials both from home and provided by TCR. They’ll learn puppetry basics to bring their creations to life!"

Instructor: Bre Kenney

  • STARTING SONGSTERS (Grades 3-5)
    "Group and solo singin’! In this two week camp, kids will learn basic song performing techniques that will help them find their voice and build their confidence! We will work on singing and self-expression through song."

Instructor: Marie Riechers

  • KIDS MAKE A PLAY (Grades 3-5)
    "In this two-week camp, kids will work on a play together, learning the basics of making a script and characters come to life."

Instructor: Angelica Fink

CAMPS FOR GRADES 4-7:

  • AUDITIONS FOR KIDS (Grades 4-7)
    In this two week camp, kids will learn the basic skills to apply to any upcoming audition. Whether for a school musical or a community theater play, auditions require lots of practice and preparation.

Instructor: Angelica Fink

CAMPS FOR GRADES 6-12:

  • DANCE PARTY PROS (Grades 6-8)
    "Get movin’ and learn a zoom choreographed dance! In this two week camp, your middle schoolers will warm up and learn a choreographed combination including moves that frequently come up in auditions and show choir. No dance experience necessary – just a desire to have fun and learn a new skill!"

Instructor: Angelica Fink

  • STAR SONGSTERS (Grades 6-8)
    In this two week camp, middle schoolers will learn basic song performing techniques that will help them build their confidence in musicals, auditions, and show choir. We will work on healthy singing and how to convey character through song.

Instructor: Allison Holmes-Bendixen

  • MARVEL SPOTLIGHT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)
    "Enter the Marvel Universe! In this two week camp, middle schoolers will discover their inner heroes by working on a Marvel Spotlight play! Marvel Spotlight is a new series of plays that explore the humans behind your kids’ favorite superheroes as they balance mastering their newfound powers while facing the real-world challenges of young adults."

Instructor: Bre Kenney

  • AUDITIONS FOR TEENS (Grades 8-11)
    "Get ready for your next audition! In this two-week camp teens will learn the basic skills to apply to any upcoming audition. Whether for a school musical or a community theater play, auditions require lots of practice and preparation. Let us help your student gain confidence all while having fun and learning new skills to apply to auditions and beyond!"

Instructor: Mic Evans

  • HIGH SCHOOL SONGSTERS (Grades 9-12)
    "Sing the character’! In this two week camp, high school students will practice basic song performing techniques to help them build their confidence in musicals, auditions, and show choir. We will work on healthy singing and how to convey character through song."

Instructor: Allison Holmes-Bendixen

  • QUARAN-TEENS (Grades 9-12)
    "Monologue writing and performing for teens. In this two week camp, teens will create and perform their own monologues about their thoughts, feelings and experiences during this time of social distancing. Teens will feel nurtured and supported to express themselves and learn both storytelling and performance skills at the same time."

Instructor: Mic Evans

  • MARVEL SPOTLIGHT FOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)
    "Enter the marvel Universe! In this two week camp, high schoolers will discover their inner heroes by working on a Marvel Spotlight play! Marvel Spotlight is a new series of plays that explore the humans behind your teen’s favorite super heroes as they balance mastering their newfound powers while facing the real-world challenges of young adults."

Instructor: Mic Evans

  • AUDITIONS: COLLEGE PREP (Grades 11-12)
    "Get ready for your next audition! Does your high schooler plan to audition for a college theater program in the next two years? Let us help build their confidence and give them a head start at the audition process. Learn tips and techniques from a college theatre recruiter and seasoned professional. This course covers acting, singing, and dancing and concludes with a mock college audition in front of supportive professional directors and educators."

Instructor: Caroline Price

If you registered previously for in-person camps that will not be held,  the following options are available to you regarding your current enrollment:

  • Donate your enrollment fee. As a nonprofit arts organization, we appreciate support from individuals like you. If you would like to donate your enrollment fee back to TCR in the form of a tax-refundable donation, we would be so grateful.
  • Receive credit for your enrollment in the form of a voucher. These are uncertain times and we are here for you, whatever your needs and wishes are. We would be happy to send you a voucher in the amount of your original enrollment fee, good for any TCR education class or camp for up to 24 months after issue.
  • Request a refund. If you wish to initiate a refund of your original enrollment fee, please contact Olivia Lestrud.

[Via TCR]

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