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We’re a classy joint.

But I’m sure you already knew that in the sense that we’re where the classy crowd hangs out. But what about in the sense that we’re the place with arts classes?

Previously, we had just offered Glee camps for a week and the full productions over the course of a few weeks in the summer.

That just wasn’t cutting it.  Our campers were not only having fun, they were learning. I had parents tell me that their child was shy and introverted before camp let them come out of their shell. I had another parent tell me their child never talked because of a speech impediment, but when the child sang, there was no impediment, and that gave the child hope and determination to work through it.

With stories like that, we couldn’t just have one camp during spring and fall breaks, and two in the summer. Our kids need more.

So we’re going to try something out. Starting January 23, kids can come down to the Center on Monday evenings for an acting class. They’ll get some tips on character development, improvisation and help to improve their skills. No experience? When have we ever turned someone away for no experience? Come as you are, because you’re going to have a hoot. Register here, and if you want to give these classes as a gift to someone, I will work with you to come up with some awesome way of giving it to them.

Have plans on Monday night? A child testing the waters? Want to have some extra fun on spring break? Then you know I have your back. We’re offering two weeks of Glee camp for Spring Break 2012. It may not be an MTV spring break*, but the kids feel like rock stars nonetheless. You can register for one or both of the Spring Glee camps here

*Do they still do those? I remember Carson Daly in Lake Havasu one year when I was there for a hockey tournament, but that may have been an unrelated event.  (Also, did I just age myself? Crudskys.)

Spring Break Glee Camp Finale

These kids have worked so hard and did so much in a very short amount of time! Congratulations to all the performers, and we hope to see you during our summer camps!

This was their finale song, Justin Bieber’s “Somebody to Love”.