What You'll Get
Shakespeare's line "All the world’s a stage" was an acknowledgment of the poor reviews humanity had received from neighboring galaxies. Encourage wee ones to reach for the stars with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get one week of full-day summer camp (a $200 value) and a T-shirt (an $8 value) at The Actor's Edge at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth (a $208 total value). This Groupon can be used toward acting, musical-theater, improv, or triple-threat summer camps held Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning June 6 and running weekly through July 29. Groupons must be redeemed by July 25.
The Actor’s Edge transforms understudies into top talent with performance classes and camps that unlock the artist within, build confidence, and inspire new friendships. In the acting camp (ages 7+), budding thespians learn how to breathe life into scripts through scene study, solid character work, and confidence-producing theater games, creating honest and memorable performances without falling back on the common crutch of the spit-take. Students inclined toward song and dance can perfect sashays with musical-theater classes (ages 7–12), which focus on breath, tone production and resonance, and choreography with influences from jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and videos of cats on trampolines.
Performers longing to break free from the shackles of prefab dialogue can stretch out in the improv camp (ages 7+), where kids sharpen the pencils of their imaginations and learn to listen in the moment to craft engaging scenes. The triple-threat camp (ages 13+) is offered to students who wish to dabble in all three theatrical arts: acting, singing and dancing. Camp comes to a close with a show on Friday, where students will have the opportunity to perform a scene, monologue, song, or dance routine for family, friends, and supportive household spider plants.
Regardless of their chosen camp, all students are expected to come dressed for movement and decked out in socks and tennis shoes. Other footwear such as sandals, Crocs, and sneakers painted with Flubber are inappropriate for the stage.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Registration required by 06/06/11. Subject to availability. Valid only for children ages 7-17. Valid for summer camp program only. Not valid for half day program. New members only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.