Shining Stars, Ages 6 – 9
July 14-18 & August 4-8: New York City
Shining Stars encourages children ages 6-9 to discover their artistic voice through creative play. Over the course of 5 days, Shining Stars participants adapt and develop the script of a beloved and age-appropriate show. The group also workshops songs, creates original choreography, designs sets and constructs costumes for their final showcase on the Friday of their Camp week. For a budding theatre-lover, this program will offer an all-encompassing look at the performing arts in a safe setting.
The package includes:
- 5 half-days (20 hours – 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM) of instruction in singing and movement taught by trained teaching artists (A full-day extended experience is also available. See Shining Stars Act II, below.)
- Workshops in storytelling, costume construction and scene building
- Costumes and handmade props
- Art supplies
- Official Camp Broadway t-shirts
- Official Cast of Characters headshot and Shining Stars program patch
- Healthy snacks and water
- Lunch daily
The program culminates in a special Family Finale musical presentation. Open to all skill levels; no previous experience is necessary to enroll.
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Shining Stars Act II
For those who are looking for a full-day experience for their 6 to 9-year-old we now offer an extended day option (1:30 PM – 5:00 PM) with our Shining Stars Act II program.
Shining Stars Act II builds upon the lessons and skills taught at Shining Stars throughout the week with supplemental, enriching activities. Young theater-lovers will continue to access their inner creativity through additional workshops and performing arts training.
This additional experience may inform material being taught at Shining Stars, but will not contain any cumulative material for Friday’s Family Finale. Please note that Shining Stars Act II is offered Monday through Thursday of your camp week. All participants will finish their day following the Family Finale performance on Friday (1:30PM).
To enroll, simply select both Shining Stars and Shining Stars Act II upon registration. A participant must also be enrolled in Shining Stars in order to opt into the extended day experience.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
Yes. Camp Broadway programs are regularly attended by both returning participants and newcomers. While we have many returning campers, there is no pre-requisite for attending a program with us for the first time.
How much training does my child need to enroll in Camp Broadway?
No prior acting, singing or dancing experience is required to participate in Camp Broadway. Due to the ensemble nature of the program both beginners and experienced campers will be nurtured and challenged.
What are the hours of Shining Stars?
Shining Stars is a five–day program which occurs from Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM Please note, on the final day a performance will take place from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
What is Shining Stars Act II?
Monday through Thursday from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Shining Stars can extend their day with additional workshops and programming. Afternoon sessions are not cumulative and do not contribute to any aspect of the final performance.
When will I receive a detailed schedule?
Details of the schedule will be provided via email no later two weeks prior to the start of the program.
Where can I find program information and updates prior to receiving the final schedule details?
Each Camp Broadway program has a dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. A link to this page titled ‘The Callboard’ functions to update you on details specific to your family’s time with Camp Broadway and will be provided to you in your confirmation email. Details about travel deals and program locations, to lunch menus and costumes will be updated there for you.
What are the Camp Broadway Staff Qualifications?
Camp Broadway staff members go through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors and lead creatives (choreographers and musical directors) must have Broadway and/or National Tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers (ASMs) are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, all has credentials in professional theatre as well. All staff submit to a background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded. Campers may withdraw from the program up to 1 month in advance and will be given a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the program will not be entitled to a refund. Any payments made (deposit or full payments) after this time will not be refunded.
Is daily, full attendance mandatory?
Yes. All of our Camp Broadway programming is cumulative, and consistent attendance ensures the best experience for all of our participants.
Where does Camp Broadway take place?
Camp Broadway programs are always held in authentic Broadway rehearsal studios that are also used by professional productions. Some of the studios where we we commonly host our programs include Pearl Studios on the 12th floor of 500 8th Avenue and the 12th floor of 519 8th Avenue, as well as Ripley-Grier Studios located at 520 8th Avenue. Please note the Camp Broadway administrative offices are not housed in any of these locations.
Do you provide housing?
No. Camp Broadway is not a traditional sleep away camp and does not provide housing for any of our programming. However, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check your program’s Callboard for any special offers that may be available during your program.
Does my child need to bring lunch?
No. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You will have an opportunity to indicate this on the enrollment form.
What should my child wear at Camp Broadway?
Your child will be given two Camp Broadway t-shirts; each camper must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt every day. Additional shirts may be purchased on-site at registration or in advance on your programs Callboard. Comfortable non-constricting clothes and soft-soled sneakers or dance shoes should be worn for class. No jeans, flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are allowed. Please send your Camper in clothes that they may get paint and/or glue on while working on their costumes and set pieces.
Does my child need dance shoes?
No. If your child does not have dance shoes, it is not necessary to purchase them specially. Soft-soled sneakers or tennis shoes are acceptable. No flip-flops, sandals or platform shoes are permitted. (If your child does have dance shoes, they may, of course, wear them.)
Does my child need a costume?
Yes. Participants will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the Family Finale. These are items you will likely have in your closet at home. You will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program with costume suggestions for your camper. This information will also be available on the Callboard.
I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?
You can reach Sunny Naughton, Camp Broadway’s Programs Coordinator at 212.575.2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org She will respond within one business day.