Our classes and camps use theatrical techniques to reinforce values, empathy, and understanding, as well as important life lessons, while providing children with the chance to explore their creative side. More than 750 kids participate in our camps and classes annually, resulting in more than 13,000 hours of interaction with performing arts educators!

LOCATION

All camps take place at the Columbus Performing Arts Center: 549 Franklin Avenue

INFO SHEET

All campers must turn in an Information Sheet before camp starts.

REGISTRATION FEE

All participants pay a one-time yearly registration fee of $25 per child.

FLEX OPTIONS

Pick any four classes for only $650.

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AGES 4-5

Campers will create a mini-show in just one week! Each week covers a different theme.

Weekly Cost: $75
Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center [549 Franklin Avenue]

June 1-5, 2020 | 10-10:50 am

Bring Mo Willems’s hit picture book to life as we act out the story of everyone’s favorite stylish naked mole rat!

June 8-12, 2020 | 10 – 10:50 am

Join us as we act out the rhyming hilarity of Dr. Seuss’s classic Green Eggs and Ham.

June 15-19, 2020 | 10 – 10:50 am

Play beats and dance away the day with our fun rhythm and movement camp!

AGES 6-8

Campers will create a mini-show in just one week! Each week covers a different theme. Campers will participate in a final “in-formance” at 12 pm on Friday each week. All campers must bring a packed lunch daily.

Weekly Cost: $200
Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center [549 Franklin Avenue]

June 1-July 17, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday

Cost for the Full Experience: $900

Register students for the FULL EXPERIENCE, which includes the registration fee, and admission to all 7 weeks of camp! Classes include:

  • Rotten to the Core (June 1-5)
  • So Many Ways to Be Wicked (June 8-12)
  • Silly Shakespeare (June 15-19)
  • Belle and the Beast (June 22-26)
  • Good to Be Bad (June 29-July 3)
  • Into the Unknown (July 6-10)
  • Trolls on Tour (July 13-17)

June 1-5, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

The worlds of villains and heroes collide when the prince of Auradon, Ben, son of Beast and Belle, offers a chance at redemption to the trouble-making kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Jafar. Will they follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?

June 8-12, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

When Mal struggles to adjust to life being a hero, she returns to the Isle of the Lost only to discover that her archenemy, Uma, the daughter of Ursula, is teaming up with other VKs with one goal in mind — revenge.

June 15-19, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Explore the hilarious stories and characters of William Shakespeare and perform in your own Shakespearean comedy!

June 22-26, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Follow Belle as she learns the mysteries of the Enchanted Castle and the truth about The Beast, a cursed prince who must learn the power of love to break the spell.

June 29-July 3, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

The day has come for new VKs to come to Auradon just like Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos once did. But this joyous occasion is almost ruined by Hades and other classic villains, but are they the real threat or will another villain rise from an unexpected place?

July 6-10, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Join Ana, Elsa, Sven, and Olaf on an adventure into the unknown inspired by the popular musical movies!

July 13-17, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Life is musical when you are a troll, but something seems to be wrong as music begins to disappear from the world! Follow Princess Poppy into the adventures of the hit animated films!

AGES 9-12

Campers will create a mini-show in just one week! Each week covers a different theme. Campers will participate in a final “in-formance” at 12 pm on Friday each week. All campers must bring a packed lunch daily.

Weekly Cost: $200
Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center [549 Franklin Avenue]

June 1-July 17, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday

Cost for the Full Experience: $900

Register students for the FULL EXPERIENCE, which includes the registration fee, and admission to all 7 weeks of camp! Classes include:

  • Rotten to the Core (June 1-5)
  • So Many Ways to Be Wicked (June 8-12)
  • Shakespeare and Star Wars – The Force Doth Awaken (June 15-19)
  • Witchcraft and Wizardry (June 22-26)
  • Good to Be Bad (June 29-July 3)
  • Film Creation Part 1: The Writers’ Room (July 6-10)
  • Film Creation Part 2: And…Action! (July 13-17)

June 1-5, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

The worlds of villains and heroes collide when the prince of Auradon, Ben, son of Beast and Belle, offers a chance at redemption to the trouble-making kids of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Jafar. Will they follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents?

June 8-12, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

When Mal struggles to adjust to life being a hero, she returns to the Isle of the Lost only to discover that her archenemy, Uma, the daughter of Ursula, is teaming up with other VKs with one goal in mind — revenge.

June 15-19, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Ever wonder what Star Wars would sound like if Shakespeare wrote it? Join Rey, Finn, and Poe on an epic quest to defeat Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke, and the forces of the The First Order and find out!

June 22-26, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Explore the magical mysteries of your favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry!

June 29-July 3, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

The day has come for new VKs to come to Auradon just like Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos once did. But this joyous occasion is almost ruined by Hades and other classic villains, but are they the real threat or will another villain rise from an unexpected place?

July 6-10, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Working with industry professionals, students will write and storyboard two short films as we explore the triumphs and challenges of writing for the camera.

July 13-17, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm

Alongside industry professionals, students will film, act in, and direct two short movies from the Film Creation Part 1: The Writers’ Room camp (July 6–10) as we explore the triumphs and challenges of acting and directing for the camera.

TWO-WEEK TEEN AUDITION INTENSIVE – INSTANT CLASSICS

In this two-week intensive program, students will gain the skills they need to be a well-rounded performer and to succeed in the audition room. Students will receive individual monologue coaching, vocal coaching, dance fundamentals training, and will participate in two production numbers from recent musicals that became instant classics (like Dear Evan Hansen). Students will leave this camp with an audition package ready for their next audition at school and beyond! Class is divided into two sections by age: 13-15 and 16-18.

Students will perform monologues, songs, and group numbers at a cabaret performance that will be open to the public. Two complimentary tickets to the cabaret are included in every one registration.

Dates: June 15-19; 22-26
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $400
Cabaret Performance: Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7 pm (Call-time TBD)
Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center [549 Franklin Avenue]

AGES 9-18
SUMMER SHOW AUDITIONS

Auditions for our summer show, Beauty and the Beast Jr. will be in a group format. Please only attend one day of the listed audition dates. A song and a short dance sequence will be taught at the audition. Children should be dressed so that they can move. Auditionees will also be asked to read from the script (materials will be provided). Please bring a recent photo of each child auditioning, and your calendar to provide us with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

Registration information will be sent once casting is determined for the production. Two complimentary tickets to the show are included in every one (1) registration.

Audition Dates: June 27 (11 am – 2 pm) or June 28 (11 am – 2 pm)
Cost (to be paid once casting is determined): $325
Rehearsal Dates: Monday-Thursday: 7/20-7/23; 7/27-7/30; 8/3-8/6; 8/10-8/13 & Monday-Wednesday: 8/17-8/19
Rehearsal Times: 6:30-9 pm; Tech Rehearsals: 6-9 pm
Performances: 8/20 – 8/23
Location: Columbus Performing Arts Center [549 Franklin Avenue]

Questions?
Contact Andrew Protopapas at aprotopapas@catco.org