S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camps

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The UNH Department of Theatre & Dance offers seven different day camps for students in Grades 1-12 that cover a wide variety of skills and genres: Drama, musical theatre, puppetry, aerial arts, dance, theatre company, and technical theatre Camps culminate in a performance for family and friends. 

Summer 2022 STARS Summer Camp Offerings

  • July 11-15
  • 9 am – 1:30 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
  • For students entering grades 1-3 in Fall 2022
  • Cost: $200
  • Registration closes June 1
  • Enrollment: 18 students

Everyone loves a good story! They are even better when the stories come to life right before our eyes! Camp participants get to peek into the magic that happens when their favorite stories are turned into live performance. Campers will get to touch, play, and create their own puppets. 

  • Dates: July 11-15
  • 9 am – 3 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
  • For students entering grades 3-5 in Fall 2022
  • Cost: $350 (includes lunch)
  • Registration closes June 23
  • Enrollment: up to 18 students

Through drama, music, movement and art, students showcase their natural acting impulses. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to enroll. A showcase of the wonderful work prepared by students will be recorded during camp and will be available to download post camp.

This year’s camp will include a box lunch, provided by the UNH Dining Hall (they are able to accommodate allergies and food restrictions. Please visit https://www.unh.edu/dining/ for more information). Camp participants will also receive a custom “Singers Mask” which campers will keep on campus for the week and then be able to take home. This mask has a clear front and is shaped like a duck bill to allow space for singing.

  • Dates: July 11-15
  • 9 am – 3 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
  • For students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2022
  • Cost: $400 (includes lunch)
  • Registration closes June 23
  • Enrollment: up to 18 students

The Junior Academy includes is multiple areas of theatre. This camp teaches skills necessary to jumpstart success in theatre. Classes will focus on acting methods & styles, technical theatre basics, theatre etiquette & language, and more. The goal of the Junior Academy is to build a solid foundation in theatre and prepare students for future participation in the advanced academy and/or future theatrical productions.  A showcase of the wonderful work prepared by students will be recorded during camp and will be available to download post camp.

This year’s camp will include a box lunch, provided by the UNH Dining Hall (they are able to accommodate allergies and food restrictions. Please visit https://www.unh.edu/dining/ for more information).

  • Dates: July 11-15
  • 9 am – 3 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
  • For students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2022
  • Cost: $400 (includes lunch)
  • Registration closes June 23
  • Enrollment: up to 18 students

The Advanced Academy is an intensive camp which explores multiple areas of the dramatic arts. The Academy goes “beyond the basics,” strengthening and challenging students to bring them to the next level. Curriculum of this camp includes acting, musical theatre, voice, movement, elements of design, stage combat, choreography, and audition techniques in small group sessions. A showcase of the wonderful work prepared by students will be recorded during camp and will be available to download post camp.

This year’s camp will include a box lunch, provided by the UNH Dining Hall (they are able to accommodate allergies and food restrictions. Please visit https://www.unh.edu/dining/ for more information). Camp participants will also receive a custom “Singers Mask” which campers will keep on campus for the week and then be able to take home. This mask has a clear front and is shaped like a duck bill to allow space for singing.

  • Dates: July 18- 22
  • 9 am – 3:00 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
  • For students entering grades 5-12 in Fall 2022
  • Cost: $350 (includes lunch
  • Registration closes June 30
  • Enrollment: 40 students

 

Dancing with the UNH STARS! 

Dancers in grades 5-12 are invited to participate in our popular Dance Intensive Summer Series. This unique program, offering an array of dance disciplines and styles, will be taught by skilled & passionate dance professionals, including faculty, alumni and students from the acclaimed UNH Dance program. Students will study many different dance forms and receive hours of inspiring classes, improving their technique in all genres: ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and aerial dance.

Junior Prerequisite (Age 10-12): Formal dance training of at least 3 consecutive years is recommended.

Senior Prerequisite (Age 13 and up): Formal dance training of at least 5 consecutive years is recommended.

Dancers will be grouped by age and ability based on an assessment the first day of camp.

Appropriate dance/movement attire required. 

A Showcase Performance will wrap up the week at the Johnson Theater on campus. 

 This year’s camp will include a box lunch, provided by the UNH Dining Hall (they are able to accommodate allergies and food restrictions. Please visit https://www.unh.edu/dining/ for more information).

Message regarding COVID 19: The UNH Summer Dance Intensive is back in 2022 but scheduled to happen during a time of extraordinary circumstance. Not only are we still navigating through unpredictable times, but we are still dealing with repercussions of the Covid 19 emergency. Our safety measures include mask wearing in studio, 50 minute class blocks, sanitation of the space after class, hand sanitizer provided, outdoor walks and masks breaks, boxed lunch outdoors and physically distanced classes.

Register atUNH Youth Programs  

Online Registration Instructions: please review carefully before enrolling for the best outcome. Family Accounts are recommended for families enrolling multiple children in any UNH youth program. If enrolling through an individual student account, the account must be created in the name of the child, not the parent/guardian. More information for creating and/or enrolling in a student or a family account are at the online registration instructions link.

Although final COVID-19 protocols may change by summer 2022, UNH’s current mitigation strategies can be reviewed here: COVID-19 health measures. Information will be communicated to participants directly from the camp director closer to the start date. Feel free to contact the director if you have questions or concerns.

We also recommend families be familiar with all other information on the Youth Programs website.

Contact Information

Jamie Clavet
Marketing and Promotions Specialist 
D22 Paul Creative Arts Center
University of New Hampshire
30 Academic Way

Phone: (603) 862-2150
Fax: (603) 862-0298
Email: jamie.clavet@unh.edu