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CAMPS and CLASSES
Musical Theatre Education is a year round study at Kids Who Care.

Kids Who Care is dedicated to producing great kids through positive instruction, professional Musical Theatre education and unique performance and leadership opportunities. We offer training for all ages and skill levels through Camps, Classes and a touring Resident Company.
Summer Camps
Kids from across Texas, the US, and abroad come to Kids Who Care's unique musical theatre camps. By creating a summer performance experience for young artists, in a professional venue, kids are exposed to the real life process of musical theatre. From the audition to opening night, KWC creates a powerful, life-changing experience.
Mini Camp //June Intensive //July International //KidPower
Musical Theatre Classes
Kids Who Care offers musical theatre classes for all ages. These classes are designed for all levels; perfect for the beginner who wants to explore theatre, music and dance, or for the advanced student interested in skill-specific study. All instructors are degreed and/or performing professionals who love to work with kids.
More Information on Kids Who Care's Musical Theatre Classes
 
Resident Company
Our Resident Company is a group of 50-60 energetic performers ages 6-18 who audition to tour Kids Who Care's original works. The kids perform from October-May each year. In addition, these young artists study musical theatre three days a week at Kids Who Care.
More Information on Kids Who Care's Resident Company
Workshops
Kids Who Care offers leadership, musical theatre, and staff development workshops tailored to your specific audience and needs. Whether you are goal setting at your Board of Directors retreat, fulfilling scout badge requirements, or motivating an entire corporate team, our professional staff will energize, challenge and motivate any group.
More Information on Kids Who Care's Workshops
MINI MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP

  
Mini Musical Theatre Camp

Where every day is an adventure!
Camp Dates: June 6 - 10, 2017
Ages: 4-7 Years
Cost: $375

  


  • Join this one week camp 8:30 am - 12:00 pm where the ratio of campers to leaders is Two to One!
  • Join us as parents become part of our Hope Luncheon where we tell stories in a tent, see a sneak peek of the Kids Musical, and eat whipped cream and strawberries!
  • Introduce your child to Creative Dramatics curriculum where we develop 3 Confidences: Creative Confidence, Vocal Confidence, and Physical Confidence.
  • Dress up each day as your favorite Fairy Tale Character or Super Hero!
  • Family Showcase Saturday June 10, 2017 @ 10:30am.
JUNE MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

June Musical Theatre Intensive

Producing: Peter and the Starcatcher
Camp Dates: June 11 - 25, 2017
Auditions: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Click to Learn About Required Audition
Ages: 1st - 12th Grade
Cost: $800


  • Experience being a full time actor!
  • 2 Power Packed Weeks: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm and Evening Rehearsals
  • Use our Extended Day services for early drop off at 8 a.m.
  • 5 Public Performances at the Scott Theatre June 22-25
  • For the Beginner: A fun introduction to Musical Theatre Production
  • For the Advanced Student: Training with Working Professionals
  • For a once in a lifetime performance experience with friends of all ages!

JULY INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE

July International Musical Theatre

Producing: ‘Earth & Soul’
A Kids Who Care Original Musical
Camp Dates: July 9 - July 30, 2017
Ages: 1st - 12th Grade
Cost: $850

 


Join us in July:
  • Work with a professional team of directors, choreographers, and designers in Fort Worth's Cultural District.
  • Host an International Student in your home.
  • Be part of the KidPower Summer Leadership Team.
  • 3 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • 5 Public Performances at the Scott Theatre July 27-30, 2017.
  • A Cast of kids from north Texas, across the U.S. and exchange students from around the world.
  • Click here to see a song from one our original musicals.
KIDPOWER ENTREPRENEUR INSTITUTE

KidPower Entrepreneur Institute

Work with KWC’s Business Leaders
Dates: July 5 - 7, 2017
Ages: 8th - 12th Grade
Cost: $325

Transforming your Business toolbox with the POWER-tools of success:

We believe it is essential to develop effective leaders at an early age by equipping them with the empathy and skill required to become positive contributing members of society. KidPower Entrepreneur Training is a step by step process designed for those whose desire is to build an intentional, creative, and compassionate team of leaders headed on the same path and looking for extraordinary results.
 

Join us in July:
  • Work with Kids Who Care’s Seasoned Business Leaders.
  • 3 days, Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.
  • Have a great idea? We can make it happen!
  • Untangle your tongue and learn to communicate effectively!
  • Create and empower a team of diverse thinkers!
  • You don’t know “power” until you’ve got KidPower!

THEATRE CLASSES

Fall 2016: Sept 6 – Dec 12 / Spring 2017: Feb 6 – May 10

Click Here to Download a Class Registration Form and Call us Today @817-737-5437.

Kids Who Care musical theatre classes are perfect for the beginner who wants to explore musical theatre, music and dance, or for the advanced student interested in skill-specific study. All instructors are degreed and/or performing professionals who love to work with kids.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Creative Dramatics
Mondays or Tuesdays 3:00-3:45 pm
Ages 4-5 Years

Creative Dramatics is an exciting entry level theatre course designed specifically for our youngest performers. Through Concentration, Observation, Cooperation, Imagination, and Sensory Recall, children have fun while building three basic confidences: Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence. Let's explore!

Creative Dramatics is a delightful class where you get to make new friends and play make believe. The small class size makes for an amazing environment to learn. The curriculum for this class was developed over years of close study of our most imaginative age group. It includes teaching non-verbal communication, sequential story telling with friends, the music of voice & diction, and the magic of putting a story on its feet – all while playing pretend!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
– Albert Einstein
Instructors:
Ehleshea Anderson, a graduate of TCU with a BFA in Vocal Performance, joined the KWC staff in 2009. She directed the 2016 Mini Camp. Ehleshea teaches our Mini Musical Theatre Class and specializes in Early Childhood Education.



EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Mini Musical Theatre Class
Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm
K-2nd Grade


Mini Musical Theatre Class is a child's first glance into the world of musical theatre performance. Every class includes playful choreography, creative dramatics, and concentration and cooperation games that boost imagination and inspire the child to become a bolder person and performer. Let's play!

Mini Musical Theatre is a specialized introduction to vocal performance, acting, and dance, using developmental games and exercises that build confidence. This class includes an end-of-semester showcase for families and friends, and an end-of-year appearance with Kids Who Care’s Resident Company on Stage. By focusing on Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence, students become braver and more expressive, all while learning to perform pieces of musical theatre.

Instructors:
Ehleshea Anderson, a graduate of TCU with a BFA in Vocal Performance, joined the KWC staff in 2009. She directed the 2016 Mini Camp.
Brittany Jenkins graduated from Texas Tech Univ. with a BA in Dance and a Minor in Human Development & Family Studies. Miss Jenkins begins her 3rd year as the Resident Choreographer.



AUDITION CLASSES - Resident Company
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 pm -6:30 pm, Friday Rehearsal 4:30-6:00
1st - 12th Grade

Perfect for the serious artist looking for a skill specific Musical Theatre Education designed for you and your strengths. Receive specialized theatre, music, and dance training from highly experienced professionals in the industry. Resident Company members tour the latest KWC Original Musical.

Resident Company members attend Tuesday and Thursday classes designed to teach a focused, skill-specific curriculum. From Vocal Performance to Shakespeare, Ballet to Tap or Hip-Hop, this programming takes performers to the next level. These classes are customized based on the needs of the company, and are available only to Resident Company members.

The Resident Company is made up of multi-age performers that participate in weekly rehearsals for a nine-month tour of 40+ performances across Fort Worth, as well as a study tour outside of the DFW in the Spring.
Instructors: Deborah Jung, Matt Ransdell Jr., Brittany Jenkins, Brittny Mahan, Melian Izotova, Hope Wilton, Elise Wattman, and Ricky Anderson.

Learn more about our 2016 - 2017 Teachers.

Learn more about Resident Company.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Musical Theatre Performance
Mondays OR Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm
1st-12th Grade


A well-rounded Musical Theatre class with focus on Training for the Actor. Students will have the opportunity to audition, learn, rehearse, and appear in their own shortened version of the Kids Who Care Original Musical, “The Kings Drum”. Students interested in musical theatre are encouraged to combine this training with a KWC dance class.


Curriculum for this class includes not only fun theatre games that build Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence, but also a serious rehearsal environment that respects the student while having high expectations of them. This is a perfect class to start cultivating the creative process necessary for all performers. They will perform in a demo for parents at the end of the Fall semester, a showcase in the Spring, and join the Resident Company as members of the guest ensemble for the May 20th performance on stage.

“When you know better you do better.”
– Maya Angelou
Instructors:
Hope Wilton, a graduate of The University of Texas, received her BFA with an emphasis in theatre education. Hope is the Kids Who Care Education Director and assistant directs the Resident Company.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Beginning Jazz
Mondays - 4:45-6:15 pm
1st - 12th Grade


This is the perfect class for new dancers who are excited to learn and are beginning to explore dance. This class will teach you the vocabulary and dance basics that will give you a solid base that you will build on in more advanced classes for years to come.


The small class size makes creates an intimate environment to learn and includes an end-of-semester demo in the Fall, a showcase for family and friends in the Spring, and an end-of-year appearance with Kids Who Care’s Resident Company.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
— Martha Graham
Instructor: Brittany Jenkins
A graduate from Texas Tech University, with a BA in Dance and a Minor in Human Development & Family Studies. Miss Jenkins toured for 5 years as a student with KWC’s Resident Co. and begins her 3rd year as the Resident Choreographer. Brittany's training includes the Broadway Theatre Project.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Intermediate Jazz
Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm
1st - 12th Grade


This is a wonderful class for dancers with experience! If you have already begun your journey as a dancer, this class will help you fine tune your skill as a dancer and prepare you for more advanced courses. Come take this class to sharpen terminology, movement, warm-ups, and technique. This class is designed to take all dancers to the next level.


The small class size supports specialized focus on technique and includes an end-of-semester showcase for family and friends and an end-of-year appearance with Kids Who Care’s Resident Company. (Placement will be determined by instructor on the first day of class.)

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."
— Maya Angelou
Instructor: Kristin Cox
A graduate of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Kristin holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Her training includes Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Advanced Jazz
Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm
4th - 12th Grade


Calling all dancers! If you find yourself caught somewhere between the intermediate and advanced skill set, this class will challenge you to become better! You will learn challenging and fun choreography while strengthening your abilities as a dancer. This class will prepare you to blow them away in auditions with your new-found confidence and skills.


Within this environment students learn advanced combinations, specialized focus on technique, strengthening the body, and includes an end-of-semester showcase for family and friends and an end-of-year performance with Kids Who Care’s Resident Company. (Placement will be determined by instructor on the first day of class.)

"I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance."
George Balanchine
Instructor: Brittany Jenkins
A graduate from Texas Tech University, with a BA in Dance and a Minor in Human Development & Family Studies. Miss Jenkins toured for 5 years as a student with KWC’s Resident Co. and begins her 3rd year as the Resident Choreographer. Brittany's training includes the Broadway Theatre Project.



RESIDENT COMPANY

Kids Who Care's Resident Company is a group of 50-60 energetic performers who audition to tour Kids Who Care's original works from September-May each year.

Directed by Founding Executive Director Deborah Jung, the Resident Company uniquely ranges in age from 6-18 and represents 30-40 schools from across the area. In addition to performing, these young artists study musical theatre three days a week at Kids Who Care and practice leadership skills to act as ambassadors of Kids Who Cares mission.
Resident Company Auditions: Saturday, August 19, 2017
*NEW AUDITION INFORMATION*

"You never have to be a triple threat at Kids Who Care, but it's a place where you can become one."
- Deborah Jung, Founding Executive Director


  • The Resident Company Auditions are comprised of three different sections - Vocal, Acting, and Dance.
  • Every student must participate in one section of the audition and may participate in two or all three sections .
  • Students are NOT required to participate in all three sections of the audition.

Please Call the Kids Who Care Office (817) 737-5437 to schedule your Monologue and Vocal Audition Time.

August 19, 2017 Audition Schedule:
9:00 am - Registration Opens
9:30 am - Required Parent / Performer Meeting
10:00 am to 12 pm - Dance Audition
12:30 - 3:00 pm /or finish - Pre-Scheduled Monologue / Vocal Auditions

How to Prepare? Come to our Audition Workshop! Go to the Calendar Events Page for more info.

What to Prepare:

If you choose to Audition with an Acting Piece:
  • Please prepare and memorize a 30-40 second monologue or poem.
  • Please select your material from a published play or published poem. Your audition is better with great words!
  • Always select a monologue written for someone your age.

If you choose to Audition with a Song:
  • Prepare and memorize one verse and chorus of a song. No more than 40 seconds please.
  • Provide sheet music for the accompanist. Musicnotes.com
  • Please do not use a song from a Kids Who Care Original Musical as we do not have full piano accompaniment for the actor.

If you choose to Dance at the Audition:
  • Wear Closed Toe Shoes (tennis shoes) or jazz or ballet shoes.
  • Wear clothing that is easy to move in (no jeans, unless stretchy).
  • The Choreographer will teach both beginner and advanced combinations.
  • No prior training required to audition.

The Required Essential Element? Come ready to have FUN!

The Resident Company Education:
In Sept-May, Resident Company members attend weekly classes from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday/Thursday with a weekly Friday rehearsal (4:30-6:00). Professional/degreed instructors offer skill specific studies including; vocal performance, dance (ballet, tap, modern, hip-hop), voice and diction, classic and contemporary acting studios, improvisation, audition technique, creative dramatics and creative movement. The Resident Company curriculum is designed specifically each semester to build the skills of the current company members. Learn more about our 2016 - 2017 Teachers.


The Resident Company Study Tour:
Since 1990, Kids Who Care has created an annual Study Tour designed to connect our kids to another city, and connect another city to our children and Kids Who Care. In each city selected for our Study Tour:
  • Our Kids perform in Places of Power: City Councils, Mayor’s Offices
  • We perform in Places that Matter: Outreach Centers, Hospitals, Schools
  • We perform in Places of Crediblity: Theatres, City Landmarks
  • Our Kids study with Arts Professionals
  • Our Kids connect to the city’s history and cultural identity
Each child that tours brings this global wealth home to Fort Worth and our community. Past tours include Reggio Emilia, Italy, Washington DC, New York, Trier, Germany, Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Albania, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi.

Resident Company Performances on the Main Stage in our Home at the Scott Theatre:
Each October and May, the Resident Company performs the latest Kids Who Care original work in our home, the Scott Theatre, located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. Each public performance is matched with a series of School Day performances for children and their teachers. Fine arts field trips are available this year on Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. with Public Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Kids Who Care’s Original Works Toured by the Resident Company
Since 1990, Kids Who Care has premiered a new original musical with a message designed to change the world with its July Summer Company. This original work is toured by the Resident Company throughout the school year. The creative process begins during the school year with the Resident Company of youth actors. In a series of writing workshops, this group is encouraged to explore issues they are concerned about...issues about which they want their opinions and voices heard. Their ideas and material are then shared with a group of adult musicians and writers who tweak, embellish, and create accompanying songs and dialogue. The result is a powerful production with a message that cannot be ignored especially when performed by an exuberant cast of young actors! These productions are performed by youth actors for audiences of all ages and because they are initiated with youth's concerns, the messages are powerfully delivered and received.


Book the Resident Company
Kids Who Care is available to come to your event! Pricing is negotiated per performance and varies based on venue, size of audience, length of show, travel costs and lighting and sound system requirements. Non-profits and schools may apply for reduced fee performances if needed. For more information about booking the Resident Company Call 817-737-5437 or email Kristen Thiebaud.

Fine Arts Field Trips -Tickets and Transportation
Bring your school to the Scott Theatre to experience a powerful production performed by a cast of young actors! School day tickets are available for the reduced price of $6 per student with one teacher per class free. Title 1 Schools may apply for grant supported tickets and transportation funding. Call 817-737-5437. Tickets for the evening public performances may be purchased at kidswhocare.org.

THEATRE WORKSHOPS
Customized High Energy Programming

Kids Who Care provides customized theatre workshops based on dynamic teaching philosophies developed at Kids Who Care. These teambuilding style theatre workshops are perfect for everything from a teacher in-service day, to an International Thespian Convention, to a Scout Troupe earning a badge. These workshops infuse fun into a skill specific curriculum with KidPower Leadership at the center. Workshops can be as short as an hour or as long as a full day. Residencies are available for up to three weeks.
Workshop Opportunities

Contact Kids Who Care to learn more about:
  • Creative Dramatics in the Elementary Classroom - - Click Here to Learn More.
  • The Power of the Human Voice – Arthur Lessac Voice and Diction
  • Prepared Audition Workshops
  • Scout Theatre Badge Workshops
  • Intersession Productions for your school - Ask Us about Kids Who Care in a Box!

Please go to our KidPower Leadership page for related workshops.
For More information contact Kristen Thiebaud.
Kids Who Care Audition Workshops

Learn the technique for a great audition, and take your audition to the next level! Kids Who Care hosts How to Audition Workshops ($15) and Prepared Audition Workshops ($25) to help actors improve their resumes, headshots, audition material, and overall performance.

The “How to Audition Workshop” will inform participants on what to expect and how to prepare, and include a walk-through of the audition process. The “Prepared Audition Workshop” will give participants an opportunity to perform material and receive direct coaching and feedback in order to improve their audition. Check the Event Calendar to make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to work with industry professionals.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial Need-Based Scholarships & Leadership Scholarships


It is Kids Who Care's desire is to provide the benefits of fine arts and leadership education to all kids regardless of their financial situation. KWC offers need-based Hope scholarships (named after Founding Director Deborah Jung's grandmother, Hope Murphy) to qualified applicants.

Application for a Hope Scholarship is a two-step process.

  1. Applicants' families must submit documentation to verify their financial status for financial pre-qualification.
  2. Once financial pre-qualification is secured, the applicant is scheduled for an interview/audition to evaluate the child's desire to participate.
Hope Scholarships are awarded for financial need and are not based on talent. Most scholarship families have an average annual gross income of $25,000 or less. Both full and partial scholarships are available.

DEADLINES AND AUDITIONS

Spring Semester Class
  • Applications are accepted through January 17.
  • The scholarship audition will be scheduled in late January. (January 26, 2017)

June Musical Theatre Intensive and Mini Musical Theatre Camp
  • Applications are accepted through April 17.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be in late April. (April 21, 2017 @ 4pm)

July International Musical Theatre Camp
  • All Hope Scholarships have been allocated for this 2017 summer camp.

Fall Semester Class  or Resident Company
  • Applications are accepted through July 17.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be in early August. (August 3, 2017 @ 4pm)

Apply Now


Medical Need-Based Scholarships
Aaron Rivera Scholarships It is Kids Who Care's desire to make available the quality of life benefits of fine arts and leadership training to kids who are, or have a family member who is, undergoing a significant medical crisis that has placed a financial burden on the family. Aaron Rivera Scholarships are named in memory of a 10 year KWC Resident Company member who battled cancer during his entire tenure at KWC.

Application for an Aaron Rivera Scholarship is a two-step process.
  1. Applicant's families must submit documentation to verify both medical status and financial need for pre-qualification.
  2. Once pre-qualification is secured, the applicant is scheduled for an interview/audition to evaluate the child's desire to participate.
Aaron Rivera Scholarships are awarded for financial need and are not based on talent. There is no average family income for this scholarship. Both full and partial scholarships are available.

Apply Now

Leadership Training Scholarships - The Orange Cunningham Scholarships
Through leadership training, fine arts education, and performance, Kids Who Care is building great leaders for our community. Kids Who Care makes available KidPower Leadership Training to all kids who are invited on the KidPower Leadership Team. These Scholarships are named in memory of a long time employee of The Scott Theatre, Orange Cunningham, who exemplified the characteristics of a KidPower Leader though his words and actions.

Application for an Orange Cunningham Scholarship is a two-step process.
  1. Applicants must apply for and be accepted onto the KidPower Leadership Team.
  2. Once accepted, the applicant must attend KidPower Leadership Orientation, Letter Writing and training.
Orange Cunningham Scholarships are only awarded to KidPower Team members for summer leadership training and practicum and are not based on financial need.  All KidPower Leadership Team members receive a Leadership Training scholarship. Student and Camp Staff leaders also receive a tuition scholarship to cover their leadership practicum.

Kids Who Care awards 30-40 financial Hope Scholarships and 75-85 leadership Orange Cunningham Scholarships each year. Annually, $150,000 is required to support the Scholarship Program.

For more information about Scholarships, please email Zuilma Gonzalez ,Business Manager.