Village Arts stands with all our families who are affected by racism and hate. It is our vow to go further with reaching out into our community to provide a safe, more diverse, inclusive, joyful environment of understanding, education and love. We will work harder to live up to our motto:
“Village Arts is a Place for Everyone!”
Classic Comedy Camp
Dates: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2023
Time: 9AM – 2PM
PROGRAM: Comedy Camp is a fun, week-long program where kids get the chance to explore all the elements that go into creating great comedy! Starting with an introduction to the most influential and great comedy icons like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and then exploring comedy by playing tons of improv games and theater based exercises that are designed to help them develop and practice their comedic skills. We explore character walks and voices, funny physicality, spit takes, double takes, slow burn takes, prat falls, extreme reactions, deadpan, exaggerated emotions, running gags, absurdity, and parody. Kids also draw signature comic characters and invent worlds around them. We also create and share sketches every day. During the week, we will also make and film commercial parodies, song parodies, and a short silent film together.
Ages: 5-6 years old
Dates: July 10-July 28th
All our “Mini” programs are age appropriate modified versions of our MainStage musicals. This is a 3 week program that culminates in a costumed onstage performance. Camp days include Theatre games, play acting, singing dancing and an arts and crafts class! Miss Jeanne magically enchants this program full of creativity, fun and fantasy. Kids are encouraged to use their rich imaginations, while learning the ABC’s of theatre. This program builds amazing skills and confidence, AND it’s fun!!!
Bye Bye Birdie! Elementary and MS program
Dates: July 5-July 30th
Village Arts Theatre Camp is a four-five week program where campers rehearse and perform a fully produced musical. Each day includes workshops in improv, dance, visual art and singing, while rehearsing to create a wonderful production of Bye, Bye Birdie.
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Please visit our hallway to see Valley Village resident and artist, Al Batiste, incredible art installation. This immersive and constantly evolving piece that lives in our backstage hallways, allows our students and patrons to add whatever art or words they wish. Please take a moment to explore the piece and feel free to add to it in any way you would like.
“I want each of my students to experience their own personal best,” says Pam Shafer Moser, the co-founder of Village Arts, “whether that’s a natural little star who’s going to get up there and take the world by storm or if it’s the shy child who is very nervous about being on stage, whose big moment is the fact that they have a line and they can stand up there confidently and say that line and look out into the audience.”
Village Arts is COMMUNITY. Thank you all for joining us!