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Summer Camps & Classes

* BEAT will issue a 50 % refund for cancellations made one to seven days before the start of camp, and a full refund for cancellations made 8 days or more before the start of camp.If BEAT cancels for any reason, all enrolled families receive a full refund.If you think you may have a COVID - 19 exposure, and are worried about attending camp, please contact BEAT and we will will work with you to find the best solution - erin.maxon@beatonline.org

** These classes may accept students outside the stated age range. Please contact the Program Coordinator to discuss options prior to enrolling.

Junior BEAT

Ages: 7 - 9
Dates: Mon, June 21st - Thur, June 24th
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $55.00

Are you ready to try some fun acting?  Our Junior BEAT class is the perfect way for a budding young performer to start exploring the wonderful world of theatre.  Designed specifically for students ages 7-9, this class teaches theatre basics while showing actors many ways in which they can use their imaginations on stage.  No experience required.

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Summer Camp 2021: Aliens & Astronauts

Ages: 7-12**
Dates: Mon, June 28th - Thur, July 1st
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm (see schedule below)
Location: BEAT Studio & Zoom
Fee: $175.00

3, 2, 1, Blast Off! Learn how to use your voice to play different characters in this 4-day BEAT adventure set in SPACE! Our morning studio lessons on voice acting will be paired with afternoon Zoom sessions, where you will design and create your own puppets for our final performance!


Schedule:

In Studio: 9:00 - 12:30 (3.5 hours)

On Zoom: 1:30 - 3:30 (2 hours)



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Summer Camp 2021: Camp Sasquatch

Ages: 7-12**
Dates: Mon, July 12th - Fri, July 16th
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm (see schedule below)
Location: BEAT Studio & Zoom
Fee: $195.00

Pack up your backpack and get ready to hit the imaginary trails for this outdoors-themed camp about myths and tales from the Pacific Northwest! Here, we will bring campfire stories to life through creative use of set pieces and props for a final performance that pairs perfectly with a whole pack of toasted marshmallows!


Schedule:

In Studio: 9:00 - 12:30 (3.5 hours)

On Zoom: 1:30 - 3:30 (2 hours)

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Summer Camp ONLINE: Doing-it-all Storytelling - Musical Theatre Version!

Ages: 7 - 12**
Dates: Mon, July 12th - Fri, July 16th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $125.00

Have you ever wanted to create, direct, design and produce your very own musical? Come join us over Zoom for a fun and theatre-filled summer camp in which students will choose their favorite song or musical to recreate in a new way - adding new music, creating new characters, putting their story in an entirely new world, or more. Students will learn about all the major elements of creating a theatrical production as they create a short script for their story, design elements of costume, set, lighting, and sound for their background on Zoom, and sing, dance, and act in their created musical in a Zoom-recorded performance of one-person shows. Final performances will be recorded on Zoom for family and friends to enjoy. This class is open to students of all levels of experience, and we hope you will join us in creating a new and exciting type of theatrical performance!

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BEAT the Heat: Move It & Groove It!

Ages: 8 - 12**
Dates: Mon, July 19th - Thur, July 22nd
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $105.00

Tired of sitting in front of a screen?  Ready to get your body and your imagination moving?  Come join us in Move It and Groove It! where we will explore the different ways movement is incorporated into each area of performing arts. We will practice how to use the full range of our body mechanics to express emotion, to portray character traits, and to tell stories. Music, theatrical works, plays and historical references will be the background we use to learn the full spectrum of how our movement can be a powerful tool.  No experience needed – just bring your groove!

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Mini-BEAT the Heat: Theatre Games

Ages: 8 - 12**
Dates: Mon, July 26th - Tues, July 27th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $55.00

In the summer, we like to PLAY!  If you are looking for some theatre playtime this summer, come try our two-day Theatre Games workshop.  This class will be split into two focuses; creative physical movement games, and brainstorming/improvisational games. Character expression, safe & controlled body movement, creative storytelling, improvisation, and pantomime will be the tools we use to learn all about theatre through games.  No experience needed!

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BEAT the Heat ONLINE: Improv

Ages: 9 - 14
Dates: Mon, July 26th - Thur, July 29th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $105.00

Do you love to make up exciting stories? Do you love to act out amazing characters? Do you love to play theatre games? Improv is the class for you! Come join us for an online Zoom workshop this summer where we will learn about the art of improvisation, play lots of fun games, and create new and exciting characters and stories together. No previous experience required!

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Mini-BEAT the Heat: Hip Hop Shakespeare

Ages: 10 - 16**
Dates: Wed, July 28th - Thur, July 29th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $55.00

Wait... what?  Hip Hop and Shakespeare?  Why, yes!  It turns out these two exciting worlds of art go together very well.  Shakespeare has stood the test of time, in this two-day workshop we will learn all about the language of Shakespeare and what playing with the beats of Hip Hop can do to help us learn more about the Bard.  No experience in Shakespeare OR Hip Hop needed... just come have fun!

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BEAT the Heat: Shakespeare's Magical Creatures

Ages: 10 - 16**
Dates: Mon, Aug 2nd - Thur, Aug 5th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $105.00

Magic is everywhere.  Especially on stage with Shakespeare!  In this exciting class we will learn all about the language of Shakespeare, and his magical characters.  We will also explore ways we might stage magic in a live performance... How do you make a character invisible?  Or make a character fly? Or create a magical storm?  Together we will try our hands at these challenges as we perform (and record) some famous magic character scenes from Shakespeare's plays.  No experience required!

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BEAT the Heat: Improv

Ages: 9 - 13**
Dates: Mon, Aug 9th - Thur, Aug 12th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $105.00

Do you love to make up exciting stories? Do you love to act out amazing characters? Then Improv is for you! Come spend some time this summer learning all about the art of scriptless performance, and have a terrific time playing improvisation games and sharpening your acting skills. No previous experience required.

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The Wonderful World of Costumes - ONLINE 3 Week Workshop

Ages: 10 - 16**
Dates: Mon & Wed, Aug 9th - 25th
Time: 4 - 6pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $105.00

Do you ever wonder where all those beautiful costumes you see on stage come from?  Would you like to try your hand at designing and making your own costumes?  This 3-week class will introduce you to the concepts of costume design and give you a chance to use materials from your own home to start creating exciting and imaginative costumes.  Work with an experienced costume designer to learn all sorts of fun tips and tricks.  No experience required!


Materials Needed:

  • Something to draw with (pencil, markers, chalk for a sidewalk, etc.)
  • Something to draw on (Paper, cardboard, a sidewalk for the chalk, etc.)
  • Something to make costumes with (fabric, clothing from a dresser, paper from the recycling bin, etc.)
  • Something to stick stuff together (needle and thread, tape, glue, a sticking charm from a magic wand, etc.)

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BEAT the Heat: Is Acting for You?

Ages: 8 - 12**
Dates: Mon, Aug 16th - Thur, Aug 19th
Time: 9am - noon
Location: BEAT Studio - 1080 SE 9th Street, Suite 120
Fee: $105.00

This class opens up the world of acting for new performers in a safe, welcoming camp format. Students will explore different genres of acting, using theatre games, improvisation, and the theatrical building blocks of face, voice, body, and imagination. The week culminates in a recorded performance of the campers' favorite bits! No previous experience required.

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