Friday, May 24, 2013

Wizards, Vikings, Dragons, Superheroes Take Over Long Wharf This Summer

Long Wharf Theatre’s education department, now celebrating its 30th year, is offering classes for students ages 7 to 13 with inventive classes, using pop culture to interest children in all aspects of performance. They also give students another option aside from traditional summer camp for enrichment and a good time.

For more information about Long Wharf Theatre’s education programs, visit www.longwharf.org. To sign up for a class, contact Tina Johnson at 203-772-8262 or via e-mail at tina.johnson@longwharf.org.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

HOGWARTS AFTER HARRY
July 8-12
9 am to 3pm
Ages 8-13
COST: $350
Students will be sorted into houses, learn to cast spells and make potions, meet some magical creatures, and even play a few games of Quidditch! All participants will tie-dye their own t-shirt to show house pride and make their own wand. Parents may come to an “Open House” on the final day to catch a glimpse into this magical world.

Pre and post class care is available for an additional $25 per week. Early drop off starting at 8:30 with late pick up until 5 pm.

VIKING TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
July 15-19
9 am to 3 pm
Ages 8-13
COST: $350 
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime: learning to be a Viking and training your very own dragon. Through a series of adventures and quests, each student will find their own dragon egg, which they must care for and train. Parents are invited to the last class for a sharing of epic proportions.

Pre and post class care is available for an additional $25 per week. Early drop off starting at 8:30 with late pick up until 5 pm.

AVENGERS TO THE RESCUE II
July 22-26
9 am to noon
Ages 7-10
COST: $195
Back by popular demand! Create your own superhero and form a team of Avengers with your classmates. Participants will create characters, go through superhero training, and work as a team to achieve their ultimate goal: to save the world! A final celebration will conclude this adventure: please make sure you stop by to congratulate your hero on a job well done.

FOLKTALES
July 29-Aug. 2
9 am to noon
Ages 10-13
COST: $195
Explore folktales and creation myths from around the world. Participants will create puppets, masks, and classroom totem pole. The class will culminate in a final performance for parents.

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