Moving one's body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running from the sound of lightning or inventing a telephone. Dial up new moves with this Groupon.
$109 for a One-Week Dance or Drama Camp ($225 Value)
Choose from the following dates:
- June 11–15
- June 18–22
- June 25–29
- July 2–6
- July 9–13
- July 16–20
Dance students aged 7–13 learn the basics of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap, interspersed with lessons on acting and singing. In addition to technique, courses cover dance history and focus on preventing injury with stretching and strengthening exercises.
In the drama program, instructors impart the fundamentals of improvisation, monologues, singing, speech, movement, and stage combat with students aged 8–14.
Classes meet daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Both the dance and drama programs feature an informal showcase on Friday afternoons. Participants in either program also partake in an art lesson and relax with a movie day.
Whether children dream of lighting up Broadway stages with their talent and charisma, or are simply looking for a fun way to spend time under incandescent lights, the Atlantic Arts Academy's instructors set them on the right course, elucidating the foundations of sundry performing arts. Housed within the Atlantic Theater, the faculty of performance veterans initiate young people into the art forms of dance, theater, and music, covering subjects from ballet to modern rock to musical theater. Dancers hone their technique within four spacious dance studios that sport professional sound equipment, expansive mirrors, and floating, cushioned floors to prevent injury. In a separate sound studio, vocalists and instrumentalists brush up their chops belting notes to the tune of a tinkling piano and shred solos on amps that go to 11. Dramatists recite monologues beneath professional lighting amid the 200-seat theater, imaging the seats one day filled with hundreds of adoring fans or one really dedicated parent.
Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue's 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.