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Summer for Young Artists

Skills Camps vs. Performance Classes 

Skills Camps are open to all young artists ages 4-17.  These camps are every morning for either one or two week sessions. Each week focuses on the fundamentals of acting, singing, improv, working in an ensemble, and other core skills that build confidence and an appreciation for the arts

Performance Classes require an audition for admission and are associated with an upcoming TNP KidzAct stage performance.  We recommend that children new to acting start in our Skills Classes and work towards auditioning for a Performance Class.  Performances Classes require a commitment to a more rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.  Visit the Upcoming Auditions page to see our next KidzAct shows.

For all of our classes, need-based scholarships are provided generously through The Joan and Brooks Fortune Family Foundation. Everyone is welcome to apply. You can visit the application and find out more information here.

Quick Contacts:

Registration & Information

Maya Kleinsorge
Education Assistant
(239) 434-7340, ext. 136
mkleinsorge@naplesplayers.org

 

Outreach & Special Programs

Craig Price
Director of Community Education & Wellness
(239) 434-7340, ext. 103
cprice@naplesplayers.org

Upcoming SUMMER CAMPS

Where KidzAct begins! These week-long camps will allow our youngest group of aspiring performers to learn the basics of acting and singing for the stage all summer long.

SESSION 2: JUNE 20 – 24
SESSION 3: JULY 11 – 15
SESSION 4: JULY 20 – 25

GRADES 1 & 2

These week-long camps will use some of our favorite characters to teach students how to use their creativity to work as an ensemble.

SESSION 2: JUNE 20 – 24
SESSION 3: JULY 11 – 15
SESSION 4: JULY 25 – 30

GRADES 3-5

Using Broadway Classics, these week-long camps give students the opportunity to explore the world of creating and performing a show as an ensemble. 

SESSION 2: JUNE 27 – JULY 1
SESSION 3: JULY 18 – 22
SESSION 4: AUGUST 1 – 5

GRADES 6-8

These two-week camps use themed broadway favorites to create, rehearse, and perform – building team-work, confidence, and creativity. 

SESSION 2: JUNE 20 – JULY 1
SESSION 3: JULY 11 – 22
SESSION 4: JULY 25 – AUG. 5

Ages 8+

The class is tailored to the specific needs and interests of each student and is led by theatre professionals who have 20 years of dedicated experience creating fun, welcoming, and safe environments for all students. 

SESSION 2: JUNE 20 – JULY 1
SESSION 3: JULY 11 – 22
SESSION 4: JULY 25 – AUG. 5

Upcoming Production Classes

PERFORMANCE CLASSES

The following dates are set for upcoming performance classes and shows. Performances classes and shows are open through audition only.

AUDITIONS: May 7, 12-4p

REHEARSALS: June 6 – July 1

PERFORMANCES: July 1 – 3

AUDITIONS: May 7, 12-4p

REHEARSALS: July 5 – July 29

PERFORMANCES: July 29 – 31

AUDITIONS: May 28, 12-4p

REHEARSALS: June 20 – August 4

PERFORMANCES: August 5 – 7

GALLERY

See photos from some of our recent KidzAct classes and productions.

 

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FAQs & DETAILS

Where should my child start?
KidzAct has always been working to provide quality arts education for all ages and experience levels.  We typically break Skills and Core classes into groups by age, with Performance classes (accessible by audition) reserved for those ready to take the stage and the spotlight!

View our Placement Chart to help determine where your child should start.

How often do sessions start?
Our classes follow a seasonal schedule:

  • FALL CLASSES run September–December with registration opening in late July or August
  • WINTER CLASSES run January–March with registration opening in November
  • SPRING CLASSES run March-May with registration opening in February
  • SUMMER CLASSES / CAMP runs June–August with registration opening in April.
Are classes different every session?
Yes! In fact, many KidzAct students will take their age-appropriate classes throughout the year, taking multiple season classes to build off of skills they have already acquired and to work towards the goal of auditioning for upcoming shows and performances.
What is the difference between Skills Classes and Performance Classes?
KidzAct Skills Classes at TNP focus on building upon the core concepts of acting, singing, dictation, and other confidence-building skills that prepare students for the ultimate goal of taking a Performance Class.  Performance Classes are associated with an upcoming KidzAct stage show and can only be entered by audition.  Generally, there are four to six KidzAct shows per calendar year that provide students with the opportunity to experience a more intensive schedule of rehearsals and performances culminating in a full-scale stage show.
How can my child audition for a show?

Auditioning for an upcoming KidzAct production is considered part of our Performance Classes.  Generally, there are four to six full-scale KidzAct stage productions each year at TNP.  You are required to sign up for an audition time in order to audition. If a child auditions and is cast for a show, they are required to commit to the rehearsal, performance schedule, and fees associated with a particular show.

See our Upcoming Auditions page for opportunities to take the spotlight!

What do classes cost?
Fees vary based on class length, type, and whether they are online or on-site.  Generally speaking, a 6-8 week class can vary between $300-$450 per session.  Need-based scholarships are always available thanks to our generous support from donors and grant programs.

Learn about and Apply for A KidzAct Scholarship  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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