Center Stage Kids

A summer theatre experience for kids 8-14!
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COME AND SEE US!

Come out and see us on Saturday, September 10 from 10:00-3:00 at the Squirrel’s Nest Art Studio (9 North Main St, Woodstown), where we will be partnering with Jennifer Carll-Simon to spread the word about opportunities in the arts in the upcoming months. Info on workshops, photo displays, and little treats will be available! Hope to see you there!

 

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OUR LATEST!

We wrapped up our 2022 season with amazing performances of “Moana Jr”. Our biggest group, and most challenging show yet! The campers took on Samoan language, Pacific Island dance, and difficult harmonies. We’re very proud of the work they did and the friendships they formed!

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Audition Workshop!!!

Ms. Beardsley and Mrs. Sheridan are excited to help you get ready for any audition! We will work on resume prep, song choice, and how best to present yourself-as well as how to quell those audition jitters (we all get them!) Register today for this fun and informative workshop being held June 26 from 1:00-3:00 at the Blue Moon Theatre!

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Audition workshop!!!

What should your resume look like? What song should you sing? How should you dress? Do I need a headshot? What if..?

We’ll answer all your questions in our June workshop! We’ll help you prepare a resume, learn some theatre terminology, give you song suggestions, and time to prepare and try out some choices for us. Camp and summer shows are coming up-be ready!

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Choreo and Camp!

Be sure to join us for our Choreography workshop on Saturday, May 29 from 1:00-3:00 at First Baptist Church of Woodstown NJ , 117 S Main St. Our guest artist, Jenn Gordon, is incredibly qualified and talented and will be teaching us choreography for “Under the Sea’! We are excited to have her with us!

Also, camp registration is now open for our summer program July 6-23, weekdays from 9:00-3:00. We will be performing Tomie DePaola’s “Strega Nona-the Musical”. Based on the beloved children’s stories, we travel to Italy and learn some magic and the love of family!

Click on over to our registration page and be a part of the fun!

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Gotta Dance!

Our May workshop is all about MOVEMENT! So excited to have Jennifer Gordon as our instructor for choreography!

Mrs. Gordon is the artistic director and choreographer of Allegory Dance Theatre, a successful dance educator, and an accomplished professional ballerina. She has studied ballet and pointe at locations such as the Dinshah Studio of Dance, the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey New York. Mrs. Gordon has also trained in styles such as pas de deux, jazz, contemporary, modern, acting, singing, and conditioning. As a professional dancer, she has worked with Atlantic City Ballet, Reverie Dance Theatre, several dance/entertainment companies and in many theatrical productions. Her performance credits include various roles in the Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty, Victoria in Cats, the Spring Waters pas de deux, Side Effect Earth, and Concerto Vivaldi

 

For just over 20 years, she has been teaching traditional dance styles along the eastern United States and virtually to students worldwide. Mrs. Gordon places emphasis on proper technique, artistry, and maintaining the joy of dance. Several of her students have gone on to successful careers in ballet and contemporary dance companies, performed in national/international tours, and have become choreographers and teachers. Within Allegory Dance Theatre, she founded and implemented the Hope Dances program that brings the vast benefits of dance to senior citizens living with dementia.

 

Jennifer Gordon is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.   Mrs. Gordon is also a Level 1 certified teacher through the Progressing Ballet Technique® created by Marie Walton Mahon.

 

Mrs. Gordon has choreographed numerous works for Allegory, Reverie Dance Theatre, student pieces, pageant pieces, and musical productions such as Pippin for which she won an award for Outstanding Choreography. She was also nominated for a Perry Award for Best Choreography award for her work on Cabaret.  Mrs. Gordon uses real life experience and classic tales to inspire her choreography and teaching style. She has presented her work around the Philadelphia metro area and in the Jersey Fringe Festival.

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APRIL WORKSHOP! IN-PERSON-LIMITED CAPACITY!

Our guest artist for April is Jennifer Carll-Simon!

Jennifer Carll-Simon is the Creativity Coordinator at Acorn Village in Quinton, NJ. She recently retired after 26 years as the art teacher at the Stow Creek-Greenwich Partnership Schools. Jennifer is the former creative director and owner of Signed by Jennifer, a custom sign painting company. She is an award winning prop artist, creating items for Off Broad Street Players, Cumberland Regional High School, and other area theatre companies. In her current position, she designs and teaches craft classes to adults and children. Jennifer is passionate about art and creativity and loves sharing her talents and skills with others!

 

Use the registration link to sign up for this great workshop! It will be held at the Blue Moon Theatre in Woodstown, NJ. All CDC and state guidelines for COVID safety will be observed. Space is limited, so register right away!

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Do you need convincing?

Flotsam and Jetsam are happy to tell you that Pat Ahearn is a master at creating and performing with puppets! Want to join the fun? Register for  our MARCH 27 PUPPETRY WORKSHOP TODAY!

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March Workshop!!!

We are very excited to welcome Pat Ahearn from Hob Hollow Productions! Pat has many years of experience creating and performing with puppets of all kinds! He’s developed characters for “Frozen”, “Shrek”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “The Little Mermaid”, just to name a few! Pat will guide participants in making a simple puppet using found objects, and give tips on how to make that puppet come to life! Join us on March 27 from 1:00-3:00!

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Yoga-not a scary word!

If the idea of yoga makes you nervous, worry not! Marghi Insigneras, our guest instructor, works with all ages, levels, and bodies! She’s been teaching since 2016 and loves helping people discover yoga and how it can strengthen their bodies and minds. I’m super awkward and have terrible balance, but I still love putting in time on the mat because I feel how much it helps me! And the great thing about a Zoom class is that we can turn off our cameras and no one can see if we wobble! Be sure to register NOW!