SUMMER 2023 REGISTRATION - NOW OPEN
Join us this summer!
CLCPAC Spotlight Youth Theatre Camps
The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center is proud to present Spotlight Youth Theatre Camp, a two-week experience for students in grades 5-8 and 9-12. Graduating 2023 Seniors are welcome to attend.
Spotlight campers will learn acting and musical theatre skills with some of the best teachers in the Brainerd Lakes Area! This camp is open to all skill levels - no prior experience in performance required, just a desire to have fun and work with other campers to create some fantastic memories! We know that summer experiences can be expensive, so Spotlight Youth Theatre Camp is offered on a Pay-What-You-Wish basis. Suggested tuition options are stated, but if you don't see an option that fits your needs, please contact us directly and we will get you all set! Call 218-855-8199 or email [email protected]
Spotlight will be held at Central Lakes College - Brainerd Campus, weekdays only, beginning June 20 through June 30, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM. Campers may be dropped off beginning at 12:00 PM, and pick-up occurs between 4:00 PM and 4:15 PM.
For students participating in High School Musical Jr, transportation accommodations can be made to bus those students from Central Lakes College to the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts - just let us know when you sign up!
This activity is made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Youth Theater Workshops
Play Off the Page Summer 2023
Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center is partnering with Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page, to offer Youth Theater Workshops.
Elementary age session, July 24-28, 2023 Students entering 1st – 5th grades will have the opportunity to create a play together under the guidance of instructor Mary Aalgaard and her assistants. Our setting will be a camp on a Fairy Tale Island. Students will create characters and work together to develop a play around the theme of camp, camping, and friendship. Who knows what could happen on an island filled with Fairy Tale characters and energetic campers?! Students will also work on acting skills, writing, and creating props, set, or artwork.
Class meets Monday through Friday, from 10:00-12:00 with the final presentation on Friday, July 28, at 11:00.
Middle School Session, July 31 – August 4, 2023 Students entering 6th – 9th grades will have the opportunity to write scripts for the stage under the guidance of instructor Mary Aalgaard. We will focus on writing and developing a play with the theme of a wilderness adventure, then presenting it on the final day of the workshop, Friday, August 4, at 11:00. Class meets Monday through Friday, from 10:00-12:00, with the final presentation on Friday, August 4, at 11:00.
Class meets Monday through Friday, from 10:00-12:00, with the final presentation on Friday, August 4, at 11:00.
For further info and questions, contact Mary at [email protected] or call 218-232-6069.
Play Off the Page Youth Theater Workshop 2022
Play Off the Page Youth Theater Workshop - July 2021
Play Off the Page Youth Theater Workshop - August 2021
Play Off the Page
Youth Theater Workshops
Mary Aalgaard is a playwright and piano/theater teacher, living in the heart of Minnesota. She writes theater reviews and supports the arts through her blog Play off the Page. She teaches youth theater workshops, writes articles for regional magazines, and works with both seniors and youth in multi-generational programs to enhance quality of life and build community. She is a member of Cracked Ice Improv. Her website is PlayoffthePage.com. You can follow her on her Play off the Page Facebook page, @MaryAalgaard on Twitter.