Youth Camp: Grades 1 – 8 (6-13 years of age)
Teen Theatre Project: Grades 9 & up (14 years of age & up)
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Next Stop Broadway is nestled at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, a first-class performing arts facility, which includes a 1,471-seat theatre and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. The Center for the Arts is also home to Broadway shows, concerts, educational children’s entertainment Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre and The Razz Room. NSB is fortunate to be housed at the Center using the prestigious theatre, dramatic dance studio and meeting rooms for all our classes.
Sign up today! All registered campers will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to see One Direction on October 5, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. (Floor seats, baby!)*
Thursday, June 5th 6:30PM
All campers and their families are invited to attend this informative celebration to familiarize themselves with the environment, classes, staff, color groups, Lunch Program, and all additional services here at South Florida’s finest performing arts summer camp, Next Stop Broadway. No matter which session you are attending, this festivity will help answer all of your questions or concerns.
*Winner of the One Direction concert ticket giveaway will be announced at the Jamboree.
Overview of a Youth Camper’s Day
The Youth Camp is divided into grade &/or age-appropriate groups, which are labeled by color codes. This color-coding will be used throughout their camp experience. The groups begin a daily rotation schedule, which includes six classes, a lunch break and two snack times. We understand how important friends are during camp so we try to be sure everyone is grouped with whom they would like. Please understand because our activities are all age- appropriate when one friend is younger the older camper will be put into the younger level class in order to avoid exposure to advanced materials.
The campers attend a variety of fun classes. These classes focus on preparing the campers to perform in their full-scale Broadway style show. Each session the campers focus on a new show, which means the style of technique changes in each class. The teachers use the shows as a vehicle to teach the campers a variety of performing styles. The campers’ day is jammed packed with specific curriculum that is appropriate for their particular age/grade in each class. The campers are extremely active learning and participating in every class. Kind of like a Cool School – with rules that are necessary to keep us all safe, happy and productive.
Youth Camp Classes
Acting: No show goes on without rehearsals. This period will focus on the staging of the show. Campers discover their characters and many other techniques of acting.
Music: Each group will practice the basic elements of singing, rhythm, some basic music reading as well as ear training. Each color group in the youth camp rehearses their two songs.
Dance: The style of the particular dance technique taught is dependent on the style of each specific show for that session. Talented dance instructors choreograph each group’s part individually. They rehearse with each group until they are confident on stage.
Art / Stagecraft: This class is where the campers take hands on approach to their own production. The youth campers are responsible for decoration of most of their costumes and minor construction of their props. Age-appropriate activities for each color group bring their shows to life. The older students may help paint and assist with minor construction of certain set pieces. Please be sure our campers have a painting shirt or art apron (something oversized that will protect their clothing). The Center cannot be responsible for any damage done to our camper’s clothing.
Other Rotations / Rest & Relaxation (R&R): An important part of the camper’s busy schedule. Time to allow them to watch age-appropriate videos, play video, board and card games, and getting to know each other. Our video games including Wii, X-Box, PlayStation. All games are non-violent in nature and age-appropriate.
Activities: This is a time for promoting team togetherness. An ever-popular Spirit Rally activity is rehearsed, developed and coordinated during this time. Each week has certain Spirit Rally Activities scheduled which allow the color groups to gather points all week; the group that wins with the most points gets awesome prizes and/or activity. NSB X-Factor is also coordinated in this class, where each session’s winner(s) performs prior to the show!
Video Production: The perfect place for our campers to investigate their video talents. Each group is Designs their own mini video productions allowing them to get involved in creation, script, camera work, sound and acting. NSB Film Festival will be just another way to show off their skills!
Lunch: The color groups rotate to lunch with their individual groups in an area where they comfortably sit at tables. This rotation is about 30 minutes long, allowing just enough time to eat and clean up. Our counselors and lunch staff diligently rotate around the room to stay aware of our campers and if they are eating.
Overview of Teen Theatre Project
Next Stop Broadway’s high school theatre arts summer program provides a complete pre-professional experience, including full-scale, fully designed production. All of our campers are encouraged to enhance their skills and pursue their dreams in a fun and supportive environment with a highly trained, professional compassionate staff. The students become completely immersed in the exciting work of theatre and experience the building blocks of a professional performance.
Our campers have varying interests and levels of training, some with none and some with plenty. Beginning students gain not only a strong acting foundation, but also learn to trust their creative abilities. The experienced and/or returning students explore different levels of technique and challenge themselves.
The camper’s time is spent very similarly to that of a repertoire theatre’s rehearsal schedule or a University’s Summer Stock Program. The teen ensemble begins right from the first day preparing for their full-scale Broadway style show. There is one full week focusing on technique, play’s style and auditioning in each genre (acting, singing, dancing). Each ensemble member is given the tools necessary to do his or her best at the audition. From this audition, each member’s level of understanding and ability is assessed, and he or she is placed in an adequate role to learn, progress and succeed. Attendance and dedication is extremely important and is required from each and every camper.
Next Stop Broadway staff members are hand-picked for their talent, experience in their craft, and ability to teach with compassion and patience. Our counselors are fun-loving, kindhearted young people who are considered our campers’ big brothers or sisters. These staff members are responsible for accompanying the campers throughout their day, keeping them happy and safe. Our instructors are working professionals and/or certified teachers. Our staff has been DCF background-checked and fingerprinted. Every person on staff has a love for the arts… and, most importantly, a love for children.
Camper Ratio: 11 campers to one attendant ratio (above state requirements)
Applications: If you are interested in applying for a counselor or parent volunteer position with our summer camp, please click here for more information.
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
Center for the Arts Main Phone: 954-344-5999
Summer Camp Office Phone: 954-344-5991
Box Office Phone: 954-344-5990
*Directions: Easily accessible from the Sample Road exits of the Sawgrass, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Coral Springs Drive is located west of University Drive and the Center is just one block south of West Sample Road.