By Marla Stroupe
Young men and women ages 7-17, this is your opportunity to tap into the world of all things musical and theatrical. Litchfield Dance Arts Academy (LDAA) in Pawleys Island is offering a week-long musical theater camp that gives participants insight into the world of singing, acting, staging, choreography and dance.
From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10, musical theater campers will delve into all of the elements that come together in successful stage shows such as Oklahoma!, Billy Elliott, Mary Poppins, Annie, Oliver, and Beauty and the Beast.
Students can stretch their creative wings in an encouraging and safe environment that enables them to test their voice skills, experiment with choreography and dance, and uncover the secrets of how stages are constructed, all while meeting new friends who are there to learn alongside them.
Camp classes are taught by a diverse faculty of local arts educators including Dr. Jim Tippins, president of On The Edge Productions; Ilka Doubek, artistic director at LDAA; Louanne Tippins, music instructor; Carlie Mills, LDAA ballet instructor and former North Carolina Dance Theatre performer; and Lisa Arnold, tap and jazz dance instructor at LDAA.
“This camp will give young men and women a chance to explore several fine arts avenues in a short period of time to see what they have a particular passion for pursuing further,” said Doubek. “We’re excited to offer this multi-faceted learning experience.”
Camp students will show off what they’ve learned during an hour-long performance on Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
Cost for the week is $125 per student. To register or learn more, call 843.237.7465; send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the school’s Web site at www.litchfield-dance.com.