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Stage Camp (May-Jun Edition): Fantastical Worlds

Updated: 
May 2, 2024
Image credit: Singapore Theatre Company

Immerse your young performers in a fantastical world of pure creativity and let them shine on stage this June holidays!

Parents, are you looking for a super fun way to help your little ones unlock their creative superpowers, become little bundles of confidence, and maybe even forget about their tablets and TVs for a bit?

In today’s digital world, a lot of kids struggle to express themselves creatively and speak up confidently, which is a real worry for parents.

Stage Camp, by the fabulous folks at Singapore Theatre Company (STC)’s Centre for Creative Learning has the solution! 

They provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore their creativity, improve communication skills, and build self confidence - all while having an incredible amount of fun.

Stage Camp empowers children to voice their ideas boldly and creatively, transforming them from hesitant speakers to confident performers, ready to take on the world with creativity and flair!

Celebrating 10 years of igniting the spark of creativity, confidence, and performance in little ones, Stage Camp returns for its May-Jun Edition with a brand new theme, Fantastical Worlds!

Get ready for an epic adventure that’ll transport your little ones to worlds beyond their wildest dreams.

We’re talking the mystical realms of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, pushing their imaginative limits as they explore magical narrative themes. 

Imagine your kids unleashing their inner Avatar! From firebenders to airbending, and discovering towering places in the clouds to mysterious underwater kingdoms; anything is possible with Stage Camp!

This special edition, inspired by dreams of the ideal holiday in paradise, encourages children to envision their ultimate fantasy world. 

Through creative exercises and interactive sessions, campers will learn to weave their visions into stories, developing not just as performers but as imaginative storytellers and creative thinkers. 

Your little ones will get to experience the ins and outs of a performance - even getting crafty and creating props that elevate the character they are playing!

Props are also created with the help of recyclable materials - teaching your little ones the importance and benefits of sustainability and recycling!

But it’s not all solo quests! They’ll meet a bunch of fellow adventurers, making new friends who are just as curious and creative.

It’s a chance for them to really feel part of a community, boosting those social skills from a young age as they explore their imaginations together.

And the grand finale? A spectacular performance where your young actors bring their dazzling worlds to life. 

Picture your little stars lighting up the stage, bringing all those magical worlds they’ve dreamt up to life right before your eyes.

It’s a moment of pure pride and joy as you witness your children’s imaginations unfold in real time - from the handmade props to their devised storylines and characters - all weaving together into a captivating performance on the final day!

Parents will be invited to watch your children showcase their newly honed skills and strut their stuff in a professional theatre setting.

Think: stage lights, fitting music, complete with a backdrop to accompany the kids’ stunning performance as they take centre stage!

Camps led by experienced teaching artists

Your kiddos will be in fantastic hands at Stage Camp!

They’ll be guided by the super talented teaching artists, some of whom have been a part of the industry for more than a decade! 

These folks know their stuff inside out and are all set to create a fun, secure, and totally buzzing environment for your child to explore their theatrical side.

These pros have seen it all – from starring in film and theatre shows to running workshops that make everyone want to jump up and join in. They're here to give your child’s creative muscles the best workout they've ever had, turbocharge their imagination, and sprinkle in some pretty valuable life lessons along the way.

But it’s not just about learning how to act. Your kids will also get a crash course in becoming more self aware, stepping up as leaders, rocking teamwork, and sharpening their social skills by connecting with other camp-goers who are just as intrigued by the magic of theatre.

4 separate camps with English and Mandarin options 

Stage Camp will be offering 4 separate one-week programmes during the June holidays:

  1. Cloud Conquests
  2. Fiery Fantasia
  3. Aquatic Adventures
  4. Earthy Enchantments 

Uniquely, camps are offered in both English and Mandarin.

That means you get to pick the language that your young actors will be immersed in all week long.

Imagine learning new words and phrases while stepping into exciting roles and creating awesome stories! Stage Camp is the perfect example that appreciating language can be exciting and engaging too!

Heads up, slots are slipping away fast for the Mandarin camps, so head to registration now! 

Each camp, be it English or Mandarin, runs for 4 days with the performance on the 5th day.

It’s a unique opportunity for your child to step into the limelight and experience the thrill of a live performance in a professional stage setup.  

Stage Camp’s got everyone covered with tailored experiences for two groups: the little ones aged 4 to 6, and the bigger kids aged 7 to 12.

It’s the perfect setup for all campers to connect and share this adventure with pals their own age.

With STC’s skilled teaching artists as their guides, your child will pick up a whole repertoire of theatre and drama skills. 

4-6 Year Olds:

  • Devise a showcase on the given theme 
  • Explore drama skills such as storytelling, movement, and self-expression   
  • Develop their listening and communication skills   
  • Grow in confidence and stretch their imagination   
  • Work together to develop key socioemotional skills such as: expression and building relationships 

7-12 Year Olds:

  • Stage a devised showcase on the given theme 
  • Learn theatre techniques such as Tableau, Characterisation, and Vocal Expression   
  • Develop their self-awareness and stage presence   
  • Strengthen their leadership skills and work together as an ensemble   
  • Exercise their creativity and imagination 
  • Explore socioemotional development through key skills such as: critical thinking, communication and confidence building 

With a legacy of hundreds of happy campers over the last decade, many parents have shared heart-warming stories of the transformation witnessed in their children - from shy butterflies emerging as confident speakers to making friendships that light up their world:

“Getting to perform to a live audience has helped her overcome her performance anxiety. To spend time with this group of kind and nurturing teachers and friends has helped her to become more comfortable with making mistakes.” - parent

Parents also rave about the confidence that Stage Camp instils in their children, the camaraderie enjoyed with friends in camp, and the nurturing support from STC’s team of teaching artists:

“The objective of getting my child to be more confident in using mandarin to express herself is met. The teachers conducted the lessons using games and gave space for children to express their thoughts for the play despite their young age. My children enjoyed the 5 days lessons a lot.” - parent

Each camp is limited to a class size of only 15 per camp so make sure you register now to secure your child’s spot before Stage Camp is all sold out.

Enrol your child today and witness their transformation through the power of performance!

Camp Details

Age group: 

  • 4-6 years old
  • 7-12 years old

Class size: 15

Dates:

  • Week 1: 27 to 31 May (Cloud Conquests)
  • Week 2: 3 to 7 June (Fiery Fantasia)
  • Week 3: 10 to 14 June (Aquatic Adventures) 
  • Week 4: 17 to 21 June (Earthy Enchantments)

Timing

  • Mandarin Camps:
    • Monday to Thursday: 9.30am to 12:00pm 
    • Friday: 9:30am to 12:00pm (Showcase time: 11:15am to 12:00pm) 
  • English Camps
    • Monday to Thursday: 1:30pm to 4:00pm 
    • Friday: 1:30pm to 4:00pm (Showcase to be from 3:15pm to 4:00pm)

Venue:

  • Mon-Thu (All weeks): Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal St, Singapore 199918  
  • Friday, 31st May 2024: KC Arts Centre - Home of STC 20 Merbau Rd, Singapore 239035  
  • Friday, 7th, 14th & 21st June 2024: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal St, Singapore 199918

Cost: $350 (inclusive of GST, exclusive of $4 booking fee)

Contact for enquiries: 

Find out more about Stage Camp on STC’s website

Register for Stage Camp

About Singapore Theatre Company

For over 30 incredible years, the Singapore Theatre Company (STC), formerly Singapore Repertory Theatre, has brought world-class theatrical experiences to audiences across Asia. As one of the region's leading English language theatre companies, STC takes pride in enriching and entertaining through award-winning musicals, critically acclaimed plays, and innovative education programs.

STC's mission is driven by collaboration with the brightest talents from Singapore and around the globe. From original hit musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, to thought-provoking dramas such as The Pillowman, Disgraced and the recent 2:22 - A Ghost Story, STC transports audiences to new worlds with each production.

STC has been breaking boundaries since 1998 when it became the first Singaporean theatre group on Broadway as Associate Producer for the Tony-nominated Golden Child. International partnerships have brought masterworks like the Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear and The Seagull starring Sir Ian McKellen, as well as epic theatrical events with legendary directors like Sam Mendes, Simon McBurney, Yukio Ninagawa and Peter Brook.

Closer to home, STC's beloved Shakespeare in the Park series and The Little Company's whimsical children's shows have captivated dramatists of all ages for decades. Now, STC is proud to launch the new Centre for Creative Learning to inspire the next generation.

The Centre expands STC's commitment to learning and community engagement through a unique curriculum grounded in 21st century skills.

Kids, teens and adults alike can awaken their talents for communication, storytelling and creative thinking through interactive programs guided by master instructors.  

This article was brought to you by Singapore Theatre Company

Images courtesy of Singapore Theatre Company

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