THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Created and directed by Sherwin Mackintosh and Carrie Kelsey (pictured), the Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy WILL be back at the SWAMP on July 18-24, 2021! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to have camp last summer, BUT, we will be back this summer and better than ever!
* Teachers and staff providing proof of negative COVID-19 test results or confirmation of Vaccine(s).
* Daily temperature checks
* 5 camper limit per cabin.
* Only 10 students in any group classes
* Use of outdoor spaces for much of our teaching
* Hand sanitizer will be provided and groups will regularly take breaks to sanitize
* There will be minimal shared equipment and any shared equipment will be sanitized in between uses.
We will continue to closely monitor CDC and state guidelines and will send our revised and more detailed precautions as we get closer to camp.
We are excited this year to be able to focus more on Commercial and On-Camera techniques. Students will be instructed by industry experts on how best to film themselves as well as how to edit videos. For our Virtual Showcase, we will be featuring professionally-captured videos of individual performers, as well as our signature group performances. This is especially important as all of us enter into more digital and virtual auditions and performances. We will continue our three-pronged approach with singing, dancing and acting; but will also be offering opportunities for those writers and film-makers behind the camera!
In the past, Shining Stars brought students from literally around the globe. We may be somewhat limited on that this year, but we hope that many will join us from around the Southeast as well as from the Atlanta area. We are going to have a TON of fun, learn new creative skills, and provide some in-person fellowship that we have all been dying for! All the while remaining safe.
As many of you know, Sherwin and Carrie were two of the Producers of the recent revival of the musical, Upside Down. Sherwin was the co-writer (along with Steve Johnson) and Carrie was the Assistant Director and Choreographer. What you may not know is that both Sherwin and Carrie taught at the PK Yonge Performing Arts Center at University of Florida for several years after 17 years of performing and producing productions in New York City. Along with Sherwin and Carrie, we are again assembling a first-class group of teachers and professionals who have made careers performing in the Arts, with film and Broadway credits, while at the same time, keeping God first in their lives. The combination of being excellent in our craft and holding strong to our convictions as disciples continues to be the foundation for the Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy.
Join Us Today and Prepare for the Stage of Life!
Shining Stars will be a great experience for anyone looking to build their confidence, leadership training, and talent development. Studies show that students involved in the Arts score higher on SATs and learn to be more comfortable in social situations. So whether you are just starting out or have been performing since you were born (we've heard the stories!), there is a place here for everyone to grow in a very safe, non-threatening environment. And if you are thinking about trying to make a career in entertainment, there will also be special classes on how to use your talents for God while thriving spiritually in the field of entertainment.
Due at time of registration.
Must register by midnight July 10.
Limited to 40 Campers.
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