This summer, budding artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts.

Locations, dates and times:
Peter S. Ogden Elementary School
July 10-14
9 a.m.– 12 noon

Chinook Elementary School and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
July 17-21
9 a.m.– 12 noon

Grade levels: Students in third through seventh grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: A variety of dance styles including ballet, modern and jazz, will be explored in this workshop. Students will progress through a warm-up, skill development and choreography. Students will work individually and in partners to strengthen their dance technique and choreographic skills.

Requirements or supplies: Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing appropriate for movement and should bring a water bottle. Shoes are not allowed in the dance studio at VSAA. Students attending the Chinook and Ogden programs may wear sneakers or dance shoes.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
July 17-21
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in first and second grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: Students will be introduced to basic dance techniques and styles in a fun, engaging class.

Requirements or supplies: Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing appropriate for movement and should bring a water bottle. Shoes are not allowed in the dance studio at VSAA.

Locations, dates and times:
Peter S. Ogden Elementary School
July 10-14
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Chinook Elementary School
July 17-21
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: Students will learn how to write and perform their own music. They will also work with keyboards, recorders and percussion instruments.

Locations, dates and times:
Roosevelt Elementary
July 10-14
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Gaiser Middle School
July 24-28
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: In this workshop, students will learn art concepts through the creation of visual art projects. All students will create pieces to take home.

Location: Roosevelt Elementary School

Dates and times:
July 10-14
9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2016-17 school year.

Course description: Students will learn sheet music reading skills, harmonization, dynamics and classical singing techniques as they join together to form a choir.

Location: Roosevelt Elementary School
July 10-14
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in third through seventh grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: Students will play a variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments to form an ensemble. Music from a variety of musical influences and cultures will be explored.

Locations, dates and times:
Gaiser Middle School
July 24-28
9 a.m. to 12 noon

Columbia River High School
July 17-21
9 a.m. to 12 noon

Grade levels: Students in third through seventh grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: In this workshop, students will learn basic theater performance skills, including movement, voice and character.

Requirements or supplies: Students should dress comfortably in clothing they can move in and should bring a waterbottle.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
Aug. 7-11
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Grade levels: Students in eighth through 11th grades during the 2016-17 school year.

Course description: In this workshop, students will be introduced to a variety of dance styles and techniques by VPS certified dance teachers and local guest artists.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Room 210

Dates and times:
July 17-21
9 a.m.—11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2016-17 school year

Course description: Students will learn sheet music reading skills, harmonization, dynamics and classical singing techniques, all in Spanish, as they join together to form a choir.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Grade levels: Students in eighth through 11th grades during the 2016-17 school year and enrolled in a VPS high school for this fall

Auditions:
Last two days of school, June 2017
2:30 p.m.–5 p.m. (callbacks to follow)

Please bring a one- to two-minute prepared piece of text from any of Shakespeare’s plays.

Dates and times:
Shakespeare Intensive
July 10-14
9 a.m.–12 noon

Rehearsal:
Monday through Friday, July 31-Aug. 18
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Performances:
Aug. 17-19 at 6 p.m.

Course description:
Come one, come all! We will be presenting a district-wide production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. We will hold auditions in June, participate in a weeklong intensive focused on performing Shakespeare in July and rehearse for our production in August. Join the fun of this free learning and performing opportunity.

All opportunities are taught by certified teachers and are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.

To register for these free opportunities:

Parents will be notified regarding their student’s enrollment by the last day of school.

Questions? Please email Brienne Schneider.

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