Learn more about Camp Phoenix
What is Camp Phoenix?
Operated by Phoenix Productions at our Rehearsal Center in Red Bank, Camp Phoenix is a dynamic summer program that teaches acting, music and dance with an emphasis on both fun and “triple threat training”. It's an opportunity to train with the professionals who cast and produce the shows you see on the Count Basie stage! The curriculum is designed to develop the "Triple Threat" with instruction in singing, acting and dancing for musical theatre. Please note all registrations are final, no refunds, no exceptions.
What is a Triple Threat Performer?
In theatre language, a Triple Threat Performer sings well, dances well, acts well, and feels confident on stage. From high school stages to Broadway, directors look for the actor who can sing and dance; the singer who can dance and act; the dancer who can act and sing. For more than 25 years, Phoenix has been “growing its own talent” by teaching young people how to sing, dance, and act well enough to perform alongside seasoned professionals.
How much experience is needed?
There is no child too new to theatre or too seasoned to gain something from this camp. Children new to performing are introduced to the arts and those with experience are able to practice what they know as well as further hone their skills.
Who are the instructors?
Instructors are drawn from the ranks of Phoenix veterans with solid experience in both theatre and teaching. The camp staff consists of a director/acting coach, musical director/vocal coach and choreographer with assistants.
Can my child attend camp all summer?
Because each session is tailored to challenge the students enrolled, no two experiences are the same. Campers wishing to have a full summer of musical theatre training can enroll in all sessions available for their age group and not feel like they are repeating a canned course.
What is the Phoenix Educational Philosophy?
Phoenix is committed to a well-defined mission: to provide quality theatrical experiences to our constituencies on both sides of the footlights.
In keeping with this mission Phoenix has, as one of its goals, the desire and intent to provide for its community a quality educational program that provides broad accessibility to all those who are interested, regardless of age. It is implicit in our mission that we provide a wealth of experiences in the transformational power of the performing arts. We believe in the artist in us all. Listening to and developing the “inner artist” is good for our growth, creativity, teamwork, collaboration and connectedness. Phoenix committed to the nurturing artistic development and enjoyment for all ages, from 6 to 96!
Phoenix's Rising Stars Academy offers a well-rounded creative home for youth with a curriculum is aligned with the National and State Core Arts Educational Standard in the belief that young performers should be exposed to:
- An understanding of the important role of theatre, dance and music in society;
- A solid technical training in theatrical performance skills and production development;
- A wide range of performing opportunities to showcase their unfolding talents.
- An appreciation of stage craft.
This curriculum strives to prepare the serious student for pre-professional and college level training. This curriculum will be infused into classes, camps, workshops, and student productions. Our educational philosophy also requires that teachers create a safe space within which to learn, risk and grow whether a beginner or advanced student. From the Golden Era of musical theatre, to cutting edge musicals like Broadway’s Hamilton, our students and future performers will learn to appreciate a rich landscape of performing arts and develop a life-long passion for musical theatre and its component art forms.
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