What is the cost?
$235 per week is our tuition rate throughout the summer, pending availability. (Early Registration Discounted Fee is $220 per week if registered and paid in full by May 10, 2016.) All payments are due at the time of registration including a one-time $35 registration fee for students new to InterACT. Lunch and Snack Options are available during the summer.
When is InterACT?
June 12 – July 22* on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. No Camp July 3 – 8. Single- or Multi-week Sessions. *5 Camp Weeks to choose from.
Do you go on any field trips?
No. InterACT travels lots of places but only in our imaginations! In Florida it’s too darned hot to get out and go anywhere. Besides, we have so much to do and such a great, fun staff that we don’t want to miss any of the creative and original things we experience at camp.
Who are the Instructors?
Our staff is led by theatre professionals and certified teachers, many of whom return year after year. Several have been with us for a decade or more. They all know how to share their knowledge and experience with young people. With a professional staff of at least 10 adult teachers, several trained college-age instructors, plus our counselor-in-training program, InterACT maintains an excellent camper/staff member ratio.
How many weeks should we plan to attend?
InterACT is designed for active students who come and go throughout the summer. Each week is similar in design but different in many ways. Boredom is not in our curriculum! Design the schedule that suits you and enjoy the summer. One of the best things about InterACT is meeting new friends who share your interest in drama.
Isn’t it a long day being there from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.?
Not for us. Ask other campers and parents and you’ll find that the day is full of energy and activity, but if someone’s batteries are running a bit low, they can rest and recharge while watching everybody else knock themselves out. The first hour of the day is for gathering, socializing, project work and warm-ups. The day usually ends with everyone gathered together for a special presentation or performance.
Do you put on a show?
At InterACT we focus on the individual child rather than putting on one big show. Our facility can’t accommodate the type of showcase performance we have presented in the past. However, we’re excited about producing a quality video showcase that will be available each week to campers, parents, family and friends to relax and enjoy online at their convenience. The video production will feature students’ work including scenes, songs, puppet shows and video highlights.
How are the classes organized?
The Entire Cast
All students have an opportunity to participate in musical theatre, make-up and camera class workshops; Special workshops offered from time to time include costuming, mask making, magic, juggling and clowning. All students may work toward opportunities to appear in our weekly video production made available online.
Premiere (entering Grades 1 & 2)
InterACT’s Red Box Theatre is designed to introduce children entering to the world of theatre exploring their own creativity through the elements of drama. Activities include puppetry, story theatre, creative dramatics, theatre games and exercises.
Act One (entering Grades 3 & 4)
Students participate in the Red Box Theatre activities listed above including creative dramatics, story theatre, puppetry, plus stage speaking, various design projects and musical theatre.
Act Two (entering Grade 5)
Audition preparation is a key element of Act Two as students work on scene, monologue and audition techniques. In addition, there are classes in improvisation, acting for the camera, puppetry, theatre games and exercises and specific design projects.
Act Three (entering Grades 6 & 7)
Students focus on studies and experiences including acting, improvisation, comedy theatre, stage speaking, monologues, and audition preparation.
Encore (entering Grades 8 – 10)
Encore students love the freedom they have to choose their classes and projects and the people they want to work with a majority of the time. Students work in the acting studio on scenes and monologues, movement, writing, improvisation, comedy theatre, video production and play production.