Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2017-18 school year
Course description: Students will learn sheet music reading skills, harmonization, dynamics and choral singing techniques, all while learning Spanish vocabulary and experiencing Hispanic culture through music.
Grade levels: Students in third through sixth grades during the 2017-18 school year
Course description: A variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern and jazz, will be explored in this workshop. Students will work individually and in partners to strengthen their dance technique and choreographic skills.
Requirements or supplies: Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing appropriate for movement and should bring a water bottle. Shoes are not allowed in the dance studio at VSAA.
Grade levels: Students in third and fourth grades during the 2017-18 school year
Course description: Students will explore book binding technique, poetry, portfolios and short story writing to submit their work for publication. Family and friends will be invited to join on the last day of the session for a reading, and all students will take home a print version of their work.
Grade levels: Students in fourth through seventh grades during the 2017-18 school year
Course description: Students will learn the basics of comedic theatre, thinking on their feet and cooperation. Students will perform an improv show similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?for family and friends on the final day of the session.
Grade levels: Students in eighth through 11th grades during the 2017-18 school year and enrolled in a VPS high school for this fall
Auditions: June 13
4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (callbacks to follow June 14-15)
Please bring a one- to two-minute prepared piece of text from any of Shakespeare’s plays.
Dates and times: Shakespeare Intensive July 9-13
9 a.m.–12 noon
Rehearsal: Monday through Friday, July 30-Aug. 15
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Performances: Aug. 16-18 at 6 p.m.
Course description: Come one, come all! We will be presenting a district-wide production of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. We will hold auditions in June, participate in a weeklong intensive focused on performing Shakespeare in July and rehearse for our production in August. Join the fun of this free learning and performing opportunity.
Grade levels: Students in eighth through eleventh grades during the 2017-18 school year.
Course description: Dancers in middle and high school will learn the art of choreography. Through the week, dancers will find original movement themes to develop into personal expressions, create motifs, learn to marry music with dance and explore group forms and transitions. Students will perform their work for family and friends on the final day of the workshop.