Acting classes teach students how to convincingly inhabit a character, a critical skill for aspiring film stars and identity thieves. Truly become Dr. Michael Waltien of Des Moines, Iowa, with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $135 for the Tween Moulin Rouge-themed song and dance camp on July 22–26 (a $275 value)
- $135 for the Tween Legally Blondie song and dance camp on July 29–August 2 (a $275 value)
- $125 for the lyrical and ballet boot camp on August 5–9 (a $250 value)
Tween camps, designed for 13–18 year olds, take place Monday–Friday from 4 p.m.–9 p.m., followed by a full-costume Saturday performance. Lyrical and ballet dance classes for 7–15 year olds are Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., followed by a Friday performance at 3:30 p.m.
The Center Stage Studio
The adage that "there are no small parts, just small actors" rings truest at The Center Stage Studio, where budding thespians of all ages get their share of the spotlight. Under the experienced wand of director Tracey DiMiceli, a seasoned performer and theater instructor who also helmed Malibu's prestigious "Fitness by the Sea" summer camp, young actors develop the skills to sing, dance, and deliver heartfelt Tony Award acceptance speeches in a wealth of classes and camps.
In the family-tailored musical theater camps, which feature themes reflecting popular musicals and children's shows, lil' thespians learn the fundamentals of theater technique—including blocking, projecting, and stage direction—and cultivate skills that boost self-esteem and critical thinking. Camps end with a public performance where every child gets a spot in a major musical number and receives a speaking role, curbing the theatrical tradition of jealous prepubescent understudies.