Plenty of camps available for Halifax kids with a flair for the dramatic

Whether one is looking to work on their drumming, acrobatics or learnthe basics of movement, singing and acting, there are lots of campsavailable for kids over March Break.

 

Whether one is looking to work on their drumming, acrobatics or learn the basics of movement, singing and acting, there are lots of camps available for kids over March Break.

 

At Atlantic Cirque in Dartmouth, kids between the ages of seven and 13 can learn things such human pyramids, acrobatics and trapeze in its week-long camp.

 

“It’s kind of a little bit of everything we would do in a normal class,” says GinaBeth Roberts, the office manager for Atlantic Cirque.

 

At the end of the week, the students put on a show displaying their new talents that Roberts says the parents.


“Some of the parents are amazed by how brave their children are,” she says.


The course runs from March 15 to March 19 and the cost is $250.


For the budding Keith Moon, Long & McQuade in Halifax puts on a March Break drum camp. The camp is geared towards kids between nine and 13, but older students are welcome as well.
Students work on exercises such as hand and feet co-ordination, odd time grooves and funk drumming.


The camp runs March 15 to March 19 and the afternoon sessions allow students to practice and perform with professional musicians, while concentrating on different styles of music. The cost is $250.


The city recreation department offers a March Break dancing camp for kids eight to 11 at the Citadel Community Centre. Students can expect learn different types of dance, such as jazz, hip-hop and breakdancing. The camp runs from March 15 to March 19 and the cost is $95.


For those kids interested in theatre, Neptune Theatre offers an assortment of theatre camps for kids from as young as four up to the age of 18.


One of those offerings is “Gleeful,” a camp which combines pop hits and Broadway classics to allow students to learn the basics of movement, singing and acting. The idea for the camp comes from the popular TV show Glee.


“I like the fact that that show has such a broad appeal so I knew it would really appeal to kids and probably their parents as well,” says Neptune’s director of education, Charlie Rhindress.


“I feel like that show has made it cool for kids to sing and dance again,” he adds.


Geared towards kids between 10 and 12, Gleeful runs from March 15 to March 19 and costs $220.

 
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