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NEW THIS YEAR: AFTER CARE AT CAL SHAKES
Looking for a few hours of child care after Conservatory ends for the day? Let Cal Shakes help you out! Brand-new to our 2013 conservatory offerings is After Care, available from the end of the conservatory day until 6pm. This program provides a snack and both indoor and outdoor activities for your student to enjoy while being supervised by the Cal Shakes staff.
Sign-up is easy: Go to our registration site and select the weeks that you would like your child to attend After Care. If you sign up by the orientation date, you will receive a $25 discount for each week of After Care that you register for. Full details below!
This is not your ordinaryBay Area Shakespeare summer camp! A
unique theater experience for
drama students grades 3-12
The Summer Shakespeare Conservatory is rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration that guides Cal Shakes’ Main Stage productions. We ask our campers to set aside limits: to be courageous and open to surprise as they immerse themselves in the immediacy and power of Shakespeare’s plays. We offer opportunities to engage creatively with professional artists and fellow students campers through expressive language, deep acting process, active investigation of historic context, and public performance.
Working with professional teaching artists—experienced teachers who are artists in their own right—conservatory students spend the morning studying acting, voice, physical comedy, stage combat, movement, improvisation, text, and more; afternoons are for rehearsals, where all the disciplines come together to create a fully-realized, specially-adapted public performance of a Shakespeare play on the final day of the Summer Conservatory session.
Watch 15-year-old Noah St. Johnóa longtime Cal Shakes Summer Shakespeare Conservatory studentódeliver his breathtaking 2012 NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year.
“I'm never afraid to do my best and I love everything about Cal Shakes! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING THIS AMAZING CAMP AND BEING WHO YOU ARE AND LETTING ME BE ME!!” —Student, Summer 2012 Conservatory
DATES AND TIMES
Five-week Conservatory* at Bentley Upper School: June 17–July 20; 9am–3:30pm
Two-week Conservatory at Bentley Upper School: July 22–August 2; 9am–3pm
Five-week Conservatory: $1425
Two-week Conservatory: $600
A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot for your student. Payment plans are available. Call the Artistic Learning Coordinator at 510.809.3293 to set one up. *New student enrollment in Five-week Conservatory is dependent on an interview; no audition is required.
Financial assistance is available. First deadline to apply is March 22; applying for this round is strongly encouraged, especially for the five-week session, which fills quickly. The second deadline is April 19, at which point we will award any remaining scholarship funds.
REFUND POLICY • Cancellation up to eight weeks before conservatory session begins = 100% refund, minus $50 processing fee.
• Cancellation up to four weeks before conservatory session begins = 50%
refund, minus $50 processing fee.
• Cancellation within four weeks of conservatory session start date = no refund.
For more information about this exciting theater opportunity for your child, contact the Artistic Learning Coordinator at 510.809.3293 or email@example.com.
Dates, locations, and prices subject to change.
NOTES ABOUT REGISTERING ONLINE:
The online application process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete; if you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your work and come back to it as needed.
Browser requirements: PC users should use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; Mac users must use Mozilla Firefox.
Cal Shakes uses a third-party vendor for its online registration process; if you require technical assistance with the online form, please call 866-433-4548.
AFTER CARE DETAILS After Care runs Monday–Friday, from the end of the conservatory day until 6pm. After Care students receive a healthy snack and participate in fun indoor and outdoor activities.
Tuition: $150/week; sign-up by Thursday before the week in question required.
Early Registration Discount: $125/week if you sign up by orientation night for your conservatory session. (Orientation takes place one week before each conservatory session begins.)
For questions, please contact the Artistic Learning Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 510.809.3293.