Virtual Summer Session I: Behind the Silver Screen
Get an inside scoop on what goes on behind the lens of your favorite movies!
July 6th – July 17th
Mondays – Fridays
Grades 3-6 10:00am – 12:30pm
Grades 7-12 1:00pm – 3:30pm
$250 per student
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Students will have the opportunity to create their own class schedule by choosing one of three classes per period! With options in music, acting, and dance, there’s something for everyone! Once registered, students will receive a confirmation with a SurveyMonkey link in order to choose their classes! Please, allow 24-48 hours for receipt of the confirmation and link.
See below for a camp schedule, class descriptions, and staff bios!
Moving in the Movies
Dance isn’t just for Broadway and movie musicals! We all have those big-screen scenes that make us want to get up and move! Well, this summer, we’ll be dancing down the Hollywood Walk of Fame as we study the history and use of movement on the silver screen! This class will include choreography in the styles of movies such as La La Land, The Princess and the Frog, and Pitch Perfect! Be sure to bring your ideas for favorite movie dances to the first day of class because we’ll be working together to create a Movie Movement Mix to cap off the session!
And the Academy Award Goes To…
One of the most iconic Academy Awards given out each year is that of Best Original Song. Whether these songs come from famous movie musicals or classic films, these iconic tunes capture the themes of the film while becoming stand-alone songs. In this class, we will explore what makes these songs winners and nominees in this category as we discuss their music, lyrics, style, performers, and connections to their famous films. Students will have the opportunity to choose a song that was either a winner or nominee of the “Best Original Song” category, from 1934-today! They will receive brief, individual coaching sessions on their chosen songs, and the session will culminate in our virtual Academy Awards All-Stars Concert!
Hollywood films come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re going to explore them all! From the film noir Detective movies of the 1940s, to the epic Superhero films of now, you will learn how to play all sorts of fun and creative characters. Through the use of improv games and Hollywood scripts, students will learn how to inhabit characters from a number of different film types; each day students will explore a new genre of film! Whether it is comedy or drama, westerns or sci-fi, students will use excerpts from famous films to better understand how to portray different character archetypes. They will even have to chance to work at creating their own characters based on the genre being explored!
Do you watch dances on the stage and screen and wonder where it started? Have you ever wanted to create your own dances? Well, now’s your chance! Learn how to tell stories and express yourself through movement! Students will have the chance to create and perform multiple dances in a variety of styles throughout this two-week session as well as receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students! This class will culminate in a virtual Shared Choreographers Concert featuring all of BCPAA’s budding new creators!
Do Your Own Disney
In this class, we will explore some of the most famous movie musicals – those of Walt Disney Pictures! We will look and listen to the ways in which composers and performers bring the magic to life on the big screen. What makes a good fairytale? What gives the princes, princesses, and everyone else in the kingdom their iconic, recognizable sounds? How do they make those feel-good tunes that seem to get delightfully stuck in your head? Throughout the session, we will work on creating our own brand-new fairytale, woven together through Disney songs we already know! Each student will prepare one of their favorite magical tunes as we perform our new virtual musical. Through this class we will learn, perform, and create – all with the help of our friends behind the Disney big screen!
From Hit Disney films to High-Octane Action films, Summer is THE time of year for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Well, grab your magic wand and throw on your super-suit, because you’ll be the star in this Summer Blockbusters class. Using scripts from Marvel films, Harry Potter, Disney Animated and Live action films, and Star Wars, students will learn how film acting differs from stage acting and how to create honest performances in fantastic worlds. Through games and exercises, students will be given the chance to recreate some of their favorite movie scenes, and will even be able to create new worlds and characters of their own!
Cailin Dyke Kelly – Dance
Cailin graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater State University with a double major in Theatre Education and Dance Education. Her work on BSU’s production of The Pirates of Penzance earned her an Outstanding Choreography Award from the KCACTF. Cailin served as choreographer for the NECT Moss Hart Memorial Award-winning production of The Taming of the Shrew. In 2013 Cailin received the Judith Glynn Memorial Award for her dedication to the arts. She currently serves as Resident Choreographer of the Norwood Theatre where her credits include Cabaret, Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie, Mamma Mia, and Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner – Best Creative Team, Best Musical, and Best Ensemble)! She is thrilled to be sharing her life-long love of theatre and dance with her amazing students!
Caroline Nielson – Music
A native of Dallas, Texas, Caroline Nielson is currently based in Boston where she is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the New England Conservatory of Music. Caroline completed an MM in Voice Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 2017, as well as a BM at Belmont University in 2015, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in German. Caroline has performed numerous roles in operatic and musical theatre productions and has been a young artist at Finger Lakes Opera and Opera in the Ozarks. An avid performer of chamber and choral music, Caroline sings with the choir of Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill) and actively performs in the Boston area. In 2020, she will perform Schönberg’s seminal Pierrot Lunaire with NEC’s Contemporary Ensemble, as Diana in Cavalli’s Baroque masterpiece, La Calisto, with NEC Opera, and in the ensemble of Arnold Rosner’s The Chronicle of Nine with Odyssey Opera.
Colin Sullivan – Acting
Colin studied voice and acting at both the University of Southern California and Bridgewater State University where he graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Education. He is a two-time Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence nominee, as well as an Irene Ryan Award nominee through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is a classically trained singer and has been involved with independent study and operatic roles for ten years. He has studied and performed in Viterbo, Italy as part of the Tuscia Opera Festival. Colin has been teaching voice, acting, and musical theatre with BCPAA for eight years, where he has had the great privilege to share his passion for the performing arts with so many amazing students.