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SUMMER 2021 IN PERSON

NOW ENROLLING KIDS AGES 4-18!

Camps & classes for all ages and experience levels, from masterclasses with top theatre professionals, to fun camps that require no prior training.
MINI CAMP

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Mini Camp
At Kids Who Care
JUNE 21 - 26, 2021
AGES: 4 - 7
9:00am - Noon
Family showcase performance June 26
  
PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
A BRIDGE ARTS PROJECT COLLABORATION

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Performing Arts Camp
JUNE 21 - JULY 3, 2021
AGES: 8-12 & 13-18
Full-day & half-day options
  
JULY INTERNATIONAL CAMP

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July International
Camp 2021
JULY 11 - AUGUST 1, 2021
AGES: 6 - 18
9:00am - 5:00pm
2 & 3 week options
  
ONE WEEK MINI CAMP

Mini Musical Theatre Camp
Where every day is an adventure!

Dates: June 21-26, 2021
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 4 - 7 Years
Cost: $325

Meet the Teacher: June 19 – TBA
Family Showcase: June 26 - 10:30am


This long-time favorite camp is specifically designed for our youngest kids!

Your child will love each fun-filled day of creative movement, theatre games and music. Led by teaching professionals who love working with children, Mini Camp provides tons of fun as it helps children develop physical and vocal confidence through concentration, observation, cooperation, imagination and sensory recall.

This camp is led by KWC Education Director Pam Adair, along side creative dramatics, music, and dance specialists who partner with the Summer KidPower Leadership Team to create an amazing experience for every camper.

JUNE PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
A Kids Who Care Collaboration with Bridge Arts Project

June Performing Arts Camp
A Bridge Arts Project Collaboration

Ages: 8-12 yrs & 13-18 yrs

Camp Dates: June 21 - July 3, 2021

New Full Day Times: 9:00am - 7:30pm
New Options: Half-Day, 1 & 2 Weeks
New Prices: From $600 - $1050

Showcase Performances: July 3
NO AUDITION REQUIRED!

A NEW PERFORMING ARTS CAMP BY KWC & BAP
Performance, Technical Theatre, Film/Multimedia, or Directing

A PLACE FOR EVERYONE
This fun camp is designed to cherish every child with age specific programming to engage, nurture, and inspire the next generation.

LEARN & HAVE FUN
Mornings will focus on fun, skill-specific training for every kid. From a shy beginner, to a driven prodigy, we plan to give equal time and attention to every skill level.

CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS
Afternoons give campers time to practice their skills as we produce a showcase of collaborative projects centered around our favorite Broadway musicals.

BRIDGE ARTS PROJECT
Broadway / TV / Film & Industry professionals, alongside Kids Who Care's team of professionals, will connect, mentor, and collaborate to help cultivate young artists.

QUESTIONS? Click here to browse the JUNE CAMP FAQ.

JULY MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP

July International Camp
Producing: KWC's Newest Work!

A Kids Who Care Original Musical

Dates: 2 or 3 Week Camp Options!
July 11-Aug. 1, 2021 - $850 3 Weeks
July 19-Aug. 1, 2021 - $750 2 Weeks
Performances: July 30-Aug. 1, 2021

Grades:1st - 12th Grade
Early Drop-off Available




Make Extraordinary Life Long Friendships!
Enjoy all the fun, learning and experiences that have been part of Kids Who Care's unique July camp for decades:

At July Camp You Will:
  • Be part of a World Premiere of a brand-new Kids Who Care Original Musical
  • Be Part of Crazy Hair Day! Huge Musical Numbers! Pajama Day! Special Skills Day!
  • Enjoy a Mind Blowing Cast Party! Rock the House Ticket Pep Rallies! Dance-a-thon!
  • Learn how to work as an ensemble and grow as a performer
  • Click here to see video from one our original musicals.

QUESTIONS? Click here to browse the JULY CAMP FAQ.

KIDPOWER LEADERSHIP TEAM




FIRST TIME LEADERS
May Apply For July Camp+Leadership:

July Camp PLUS Leadership:
Leadership Dates: July 7-10, 2020
July Camp Dates: July 12-Aug 2, 2020
Cost: $900


RETURNING LEADERS
May Apply For All Camps

Mini Camp KidPower Leaders:
Returning Leaders Please Apply
Leadership Dates: June 4-5, 2020
Mini Camp Dates: June 8-13, 2020
Cost: $50

Actors Studio KidPower Leaders:
Leadership Dates: June 3-4, 2020
Actors Studio Dates: June 8-13, 2020
Cost: $50

June Camp PLUS Leadership:
Leadership Dates: June 8-12, 2020
June Camp Dates: June 14-28, 2020
Cost: $900
Join the KidPower Leadership Team this Summer!

Work side by side with kids of all ages, university students, and theatre professionals. Learn how camp works by getting to serve on a department team while rehearsing a musical; sell snacks, assist at lunch, join hospitality, or be on the ticket team. By applying to be one of our KidPower Team Members you will receive our KidPower-packed training the week before Camp! And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

What is KidPower Leadership?
We COMBINE your Favorite Summer Musical with a Kid's Entrepreneurial Genius. Click Here to Learn about the KidPower Philosophy.

What do I need to do to be on the Summer KidPower Team?
Everybody starts the same way. Officially Apply! So Cool!

When do I apply?
If you are eating turkey, it's time to look for Summer Applications!
Applications are posted to the Call Board Thanksgiving week.

When will I know if I am selected?
We announce the Summer KidPower Leadership Team at the end of January.

What age do I need to be?
  • Kids entering 1st Grade through new 12th Grade graduates
  • University Students & Young Professionals (ages 18-24)
  • Kindergarten Kids, you only have one more year to wait!

If I am new to Kids Who Care may I apply?
YES you may! First time Camp Kids may apply for JULY ONLY. Why July ONLY? We have more time in the July Leadership Training to get NEW kids ready to Lead!

Do I have a chance even if you don't know me?
Absolutely! Your application will help us get to know you!

What are you looking for?
We are looking for kids who love to help and work on a team. Do you play sports? Have you had a lemonade stand? Are you on safety patrol? Do you help at your parent's business? Or around the house? These are all good indicators that you have the experience to join the team!
THEATRE Classes

2019: Feb 4 – May 19

Click Here for Online Registration or Call us Today @817-737-5437.

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


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Storybook Theatre
Wednesdays: 3:30-4:15 pm / Ages: PreK - 1st Grade
Cost: $225 Per Semester

Storybook Theatre is an exciting entry level theatre course designed specifically for our youngest performers. Through Concentration, Observation, Cooperation, Imagination and Sensory Recall, children bring their favorite stories to life while building these three basic confidences: Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence.

Storybook Theatre class students will explore well-loved books focusing on storylines, characters, and how to put a story on its feet, all while acting it out with friends.

“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
Instructor: Hope Wilton
Hope is the Kids Who Care Education Director and assistant directs the Resident Company. A graduate of The University of Texas, Hope received her BFA in theatre education with an emphasis in early childhood education.



LEADERSHIP CLASSES - Business Prep for your Future
Thursdays - 4:45-6:15 pm / Ages: 9th - 12th Grade
Cost: $325 Per Semester

Resumes, Interviews, Hopes and Dreams! Join Development Director and KidPower Board sponsor Kathryn Albright as she takes the talents you have and hones them into the skills you need. It's the best class you can take for adulting!

Everything we do at Kids Who Care starts with Leadership! AND at Kids Who Care we give every Kid a chance to discover their true leadership potential.


"I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life."
— Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

Instructor: Kathryn Albright
Kathryn is the KWC Development Director. She received her B.S. in Communication Disorders and her M.A. in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Through her tenure she has served as Marketing Director, International Relations Coordinator and as the Business Operations Director for KWC.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Actor's Studio
Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm / Ages: 1st-5th Grade
Cost: $325 Per Semester

A well rounded theatre class with focus on Training for the Actor. Actor's Studio builds Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence. Students will become braver and more expressive, all while studying selections from well-known productions. This class includes an end-of-semester showcase for families and friends, and an end-of-year guest appearance with KWC's Resident Company on the Scott Theater Stage.

Our Executive Director, Deborah Jung, will be teaching the 1st-5th Grade Actor's Studio. Students will learn and utilize tools and techniques developed by Arthur Lessac as they select, study, and perform classic poems by authors such as Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutzky.



Instructor: Deborah Jung
Deborah Jung is the Founding Director of Kids Who Care. She received her BA in Theatre from Trinity University and specializes in Creative Dramatics, Lessac Voice and Diction, and Shakespeare, her work also includes special populations including MHMR, Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center, Texas Gifted and Talented, and Cook Children's.



NON AUDITION CLASSES - Actor's Studio
Mondays & Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm / Ages: 6th - 9th Grade
Cost: $325 Per Semester

A well rounded theatre class with focus on Training for the Actor. Actor's Studio builds Vocal Confidence, Physical Confidence, and Creative Confidence. Students will become braver and more expressive, all while studying selections from well-known productions. This class includes an end-of-semester showcase for families and friends, and an end-of-year guest appearance with KWC's Resident Company on the Scott Theater Stage.


The 6th-9th Actor's Studio Class will be taught by our Education Director, Hope Wilton. This class will focus on building a strong foundation of Audition Techniques that will give your child a leg up in any upcoming audition or performance! Students will leave this class with audition material, an artistic resume to continue building upon, and most importantly, confidence.

Instructor: Hope Wilton
Hope Wilton is the Education Director at Kids Who Care. She received her BFA in Theatre Education from the University of Texas at Austin and specializes in Creative Dramatics, Audition Techniques, and Contemporary Acting. Her work includes populations from We Have A Voice Advocacy Theatre, Cook Children's Teen Siblings, and she is the Assistant Director for our Resident Company.



AUDITION CLASSES - Resident Company
Tuesday/Thursday 4:45-6:15, Friday Rehearsal 4:45-6:15
1st - 12th Grade

Receive specialty theatre, music and dance training. Resident Company members will participate in classes designed to teach focused skill specific curriculum. From Shakespeare to Spoken Word, Ballet to Hip Hop, this programing taught by industry professionals takes performers to the next level. Resident Company Members will tour "Choices" locally and take part in a study tour in March 2019.


The Resident Company is "select soccer" for theatre! The Resident Company combines the fun of building lifetime friendships with a nine month musical theatre experience. Classes offered allow students to study Spoken Word Musicals, Improv,Voice and Diction, Contemporary Scene Study and weekly dance classes including , tap, hip hop, ballet and jazz.

In addition to weekly classes, the Resident Company will perfect performance skills while participating in weekly rehearsals for a local tour. The Resident Company will Participate in an annual study tour during Spring Break 2019. Study tour not required.


Learn more about our Teachers.

Learn more about Resident Company.



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. This class includes an end-of-semester showcase for families and friends, and an end-of-year guest appearance with KWC's Resident Company on the Scott Theater Stage.


The small class size makes creates an intimate environment to learn and includes an end-of-semester showcase for family and friends in the Spring.

"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
— Martha Graham
Instructor: Melissa Stewart
With a BA in Drama Education from the University of Windsor, she is currently pursuing her M.Ed at UNT in Theatre. She was part of the Lancer Competitive Dance Co., a professional cheerleader with the National Basketball League of Canada, and has trained with professional choreographers in both Canada and the US.



DANCE CLASSES - Intermediate Jazz
Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm / Ages: 4th - 12th Grade
Cost: $325 Per Semester

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.


This class includes an end-of-semester showcase for families and friends, and an end-of-year guest appearance with KWC's Resident Company on the Scott Theater Stage. The small class size supports specialized focus on technique and includes an end-of-semester showcase for family and friends. (Placement will be determined by instructor on the first day of class.)

"Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances."
— Maya Angelou
Instructor: Melissa Stewart
With a BA in Drama Education from the University of Windsor, she is currently pursuing her M.Ed at UNT in Theatre. She was part of the Lancer Competitive Dance Co., a professional cheerleader with the National Basketball League of Canada, and has trained with professional choreographers in both Canada and the US.



DANCE CLASSES - Advanced Jazz
Wednesdays - 4:45-6:15 pm / Ages: 4th - 12th Grade
Cost: $325 Per Semester

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. (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 of Texas Tech University, with a BA in Dance. An alum of Kids Who Care, she has trained with Carrie Cheng, Webster Dean, Elise Lavallee, and The Broadway Theatre Project. Kids Who Care’s Resident Choreographer, she also choreographs in Syracuse, NY, at Red House Arts Center, and performs with Granbury Theatre Company.



PROJECT 2020+
A NEW DIGITAL WORK: PROFESSIONALLY-GUIDED/KID-CREATED

MONDAYS
  • 1st - 5th Grade @ 5:00pm
  • 6th - 12th Grade @ 6:30pm

INTRODUCING PROJECT 2020+
Kids Who Care's newest endeavor:
In the midst of this unique and difficult season, kids of all ages need a safe, energetic place to create and express themselves. To meet that need, Kids Who Care has created a new, virtual program to bring together creative kids throughout the 2020-2021 school year -- to train and work on Project 2020+

JOIN US! Those interested in writing/songwriting to those interested in the technology side of the arts (sound, video, design, etc.) to dancers, singer, actors and visual artists, Kids Who Care is looking for a group of kids aged 6-18 from across our community and beyond, to come together (virtually) to participate in this new kind of musical theatre project.

Produced by Founder Deborah Jung, this group will meet once per week on Mondays with a national and local team of professional artists to co-create a new professionally-guided, kid-created original work. Our international students will simultaneously be contributing to the project from around the world.

Click here to:
MEET THE 2020 INSTRUCTORS!
    or     Click here to:
LEARN MORE and/or APPLY to JOIN!
 
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.
 
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
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.

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APPLY ONLINE for KWC Scholarships


DEADLINES AND AUDITIONS

Spring Semester Class
  • Applications are accepted through January 16.
  • The scholarship audition will be scheduled in late January.

June Musical Theatre Intensive and Mini Musical Theatre Camp
  • Applications are accepted through April 16.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be in late April.

July International Musical Theatre Camp
  • Applications are accepted through May 16.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be in late May.

Fall Semester Class or Resident Company
  • Applications are accepted through August 18.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be August 19.

KidPower Summer Leadership Camp Plus
  • Applications are accepted through December 10.
  • The scholarship audition for those approved will be in early January.




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.

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.