Arts & Circus

CASC’s Arts Specialty Camps are designed for our creative campers to have their most imaginative summer experience. Most Specialty Camps run from 9am – 4pm and include snack, lunch, and an optional afternoon free swim.

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Arts Camps

  • Dance Camp & Advanced Dance

    Dance Camp
    July 10 - 14 • Ages 8 - 10
    Advanced: July 17 - 21 • Ages 10 - 13
    $640

    Dance Camps take place in Concord Academy's state-of-the-art Dance Studio!

    This full day program for young dancers includes classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop and provides the opportunity for dancers to create their own work; additionally, there is a swim period and a camp choice activity each day. The first week is open to anyone who loves dancing and learning, while the second week is geared toward advanced dancers, who must have previous dance experience and are motivated to take their dance training to the next level. Both sessions will focus on healthy dance technique and artistic expression in a vibrant and supportive team-orientated environment. At the end of each week the dancers will share what they have learned in a performance for the rest of camp as well as parents and family.

    About the instructor:
    Gillian Mariner Gordon is delighted to return for her second summer of Dance Camp at Concord Academy. Gillian is an AEA and SAG-AFTRA performer whose credits include productions at the American Repertory Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company and Reagle Music Theatre where she worked with accomplished dancers and choreographers, including: Donna McKechnie, Gemze de Lappe, Eileen Grace and Kirby Ward. She has taught at The Performing Arts Connection and Turtle Lane Playhouse. She currently teaches Musical Theatre Jazz and Tap at the Alexander Children's Theatre School in Concord.

  • Theatre Camp (non-musical)

    Theatre Camp (non-musical)
    July 10 - 21
    Entering Grades 6-10
    Cost: $1,325

    Calling all actors! Last year's play, The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven was a fabulous, funny and creative piece that challenged our imaginations as we explored the world of adolescent energy. We are still in the process of selecting this year's play... but we can promise each camper will have an opportunity to explore the full range of character development as they rehearse and perform in our air-conditioned theatre.

    Family and friends are invited to our evening performance on July 20th at 7pm.
    No theater experience needed - just a desire to have fun!

    About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O'Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children's productions over the course of her career.

  • Theatre Showcase

    Theatre Showcase
    July 24 - 28
    Entering Grades 5-10
    Cost: $640

    Are you an Actor? Singer? Dancer? Writer? Costume designer? If you are one, or many of
    these, here is an opportunity combine your talents as we go backstage to create a full play
    using our imaginations. Enjoy working as a team, as we build our production through
    improvisation, story telling and music. Every actor will contribute their abilities to our production
    which will be performed on stage with lights, props and costumes!

    About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O'Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children's productions over the course of her career.

  • Drama Camp (Musical)

    Drama Camp (musical)
    July 31 - August 11
    Entering grades 5 - 10
    Cost: $1,325

    In our air-conditioned 400 seat theatre, campers will participate in the production of this year's musical, Disney's The Lion King, jr. We will focus on all aspects of a musical including auditions, creating a character, choreography, costumes, props, and sets. Campers enjoy a positive, inclusive environment which culminates in a full evening performance of their own show Thursday, August 10th at 7pm for family and friends.

    No experience necessary- just a willingness to learn and have fun!

    About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O'Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children's productions over the course of her career.

  • ShowTime!

    ShowTime!
    August 14 - 18
    Entering Grades 5-10
    Cost: $640

    Have you always dreamed of performing in a music video? We will discover how to create a
    high energy song and dance routine with aerobic choreography set to today's Pop music. We
    will explore the art of choreography while honing our technical skills by building a routine which
    is both exciting and musical. Focus will be on the performer and how to shine in the spotlight!

    About the Director: Leslie Hackney received her BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and has toured with such companies as May O'Donnell, Mary Anthony, Rod Rodgers and Pearl Lang. She taught at the Performing Arts High School in New York City, as well as professional dance studios in New York and New Jersey. She has directed and choreographed countless children's productions over the course of her career.

  • Digital Photography Camp *NEW*

    Digital Photography Camp *NEW for 2017*
    August 14 - 18
    Ages: 11 - 15
    Cost: $640

    Learn the basics of camera operation and composition. Campers will focus on Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Candid Photography and Performance Photography. We will work as a team to chronicle the week at CA Summer Camp and create an online photo gallery.

    About the Instructor:
    Gillian Mariner Gordon is an AEA and SAG-AFTRA actor with a passion for photography. Before founding Gillian Gordon Photographer in 2015, she worked for Best of Boston winner Cheryl Richards Photographer. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian.