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Best Summertime Theater Activities For Kids In Las Vegas

June 1, 2012 6:00 AM

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Las Vegas is known as a mecca for entertainment, and a lot of that talent starts right here in the city’s theater classes and camps. From tots to teens, Las Vegas’ kids explore drama and passion with performance classes that’ll rock any kids summer. Whether it’s a future in stardom or just a fun way to burn off a little energy, switch on the bright lights at the city’s best summertime theater activities.

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Drama Kids International
Drama Kids International
(702) 870-4354
www.dramakids.com

Click here for programs and enrollment information

Drama Kids International offers everything dramatic for children from preschool to teen/young adults. These programs combine fun with theatrical devises such as improv, games, skits, scenes, creative movement, speech exercises and characterization to enhance skills and encourage children to build up their acting skills. Whether it’s a half day camp, such as those offered at Summerlin Trails, five-day camps like Art Starts Here, or popular day camps held throughout the summer at Springs Preserve or Lied, Drama Kids offers something for every burgeoning actor or actress.

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Academy of Nevada
Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre
1651 Inner Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89134
(702) 243-2623
www.nevadaballet.org

Click here for programs and scholarship information

This is the place for budding ballerinas to fulfill their dreams and learn to dance. Classes in story ballet throughout July and August offer children aged 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 the chance to explore the beauty of music, ballet movement and story through classical ballet themes such as “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake” and “Cinderella.” Each week’s theme culminates with a showcase for family, presenting students’ new performance skills. In its annual summer intensive program July and August faculty members and guest instructors rigorously train serious students for 25 hours per week on ballet techniques such as pointe/pre-pointe, ballet history, repertoire and stage performance. Auditions are required for non-academy students.

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Ensemble Arts Academy
4040 Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 388-0014
ensembleartsacademy.com/

Price: $500 per two-week session

Sign the kids up for a theater class or get ready to rock during the fifth summer session of Camp Rocks! At Ensemble Arts Academy kids learn to play instruments, make new friends, rock out and really develop that stage presence. All levels of ability are invited to join this popular camp, intended for kids aged 7 to 17. Kids are offered the opportunity to form bands, rehearse for two weeks with a professional music coach and then take their new talent live before friends and family in a performance at a local venue.

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Kidville (Tivoli Village)
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 130
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 233-9253
www.kidville.com

Prices: $325 per session, one 45-minute session per week per semester

Kidville offers summer programs including hip-hop dance party for kids ages 4 to 5, in which children explore the rhythm and beats of hip-hop, developing their own funky style to showcase at the end-of-the-semester dance party for friends and family. Ballet tea parties for ages 3, 4 and 5 encourage children to wear their tutus and tiaras as they have fun exploring ballet using music, games, creative imagery and stories. At the end of the semester, dancers share a special tea and dance session with family and friends. Totally tap teaches kids from 3 to 5 years old the fancy footwork and technique necessary for beginner tap. Rockin’ railroad is designed for children from newborns to 5 years old, and their caregivers. Each week, a rockin’ crew and conductor guides students on a journey for a 45-minute session on tempo, rhythm, word recognition and sound identification, using different instruments and types of music.

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Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts
Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts
3265 E. Patrick Ln.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 458-7575
www.fernadair.com/

Price: $225 to $325 based on one- to three-week sessions

The Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts, one of the largest schools of the arts in Nevada, offers summer arts day camps featuring dance, music, martial arts, musical theater, gymnastics, arts and crafts and special camp fun such as crazy hair and pajama days. The facility includes several dance studios, a huge gymnasium and a music room for classes in a variety of genres. Camps for boys and girls from first through sixth grades end in a talent show for family and friends.

Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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