June 21-July 6, 2013
PREP-SCHOOL FOR A CAREER IN ARTS As a Junior Camper You will study with world renowned faculty and be immersed in a creative atmosphere that will help to hone your skills and move you to the next level. Come join us and experience for yourself the magic that is Perry-Mansfield!
WHAT YOU’LL STUDY
Junior Camp is a two-week program designed for the younger student who wants to explore the performing arts. The program offers a well-rounded curriculum that includes required classes in dance, theatre and musical theatre, with electives in art, creative writing and equestrian. Class placements are held on the first full day of camp, after which each student is assigned to an appropriate-level dance, theatre and musical theatre class. Students can then choose two other classes from the list of electives or, as approved based on class placement, from the other dance, theatre and musical theatre offerings. Junior students have five class periods per day.
DANCE Junior students will explore different dance styles through technique and Dance Sampler classes. Core classes will include Ballet, Modern and Jazz styles, and may also encompass Tap, Afro-Carribean Dance and Social Dancing. The Junior program offers a chance for first explorations of dance, as well as a more intensive approach for the student with greater experience.
THEATRE Based on class placement, Junior students will be assigned to an appropriate theatre class, with other approved theatre classes available as electives.
MUSICAL THEATRE Students in the Junior program will acquire a foundation for musical theatre performance through classes in musicianship, vocal technique and ensemble repertory. At the same time, they will be building a foundation in acting and dance through classes offered within the theatre and dance department. Song writing is offered as an elective.
ART Students taking art classes will learn a variety of techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Students display their artwork on Showcase Day.
CREATIVE WRITING Students may take classes in creative writing or playwriting. Students will have the opportunity to write, publish, and present their own poetry, prose and plays.
EQUESTRIAN Students can register for Equestrian classes to ride two class periods weekly, leaving three free periods in their weekly schedule. Students may pay an additional fee for semi-private lessons.
In lieu of a public performance, Junior Campers present a Showcase Day on the final Friday of camp. Showcase Day allows parents to meet the instructors and to observe the students sharing all they have learned in each of their classes
Class-level placement is determined by audition-style evaluations conducted by the faculty.
- Class placements are held on the first full day of camp, after which each student is assigned to an appropriate-level dance, theatre and musical theatre class
- Students can then choose two other classes from the list of electives or, as approved based on class placement, from the other dance, theatre and musical theatre offerings
Junior students are required to take 5 classes each day. Students register for elective classes on a first-come, first-served basis, and specific classes cannot be guaranteed.
- Students are encouraged to have several alternate classes in mind upon registration in the event that courses fill-up early
- Students will sign-up for classes within the first two days of camp
- Faculty and staff will guide students through this process
View the 2013 Handbook for more information. >> Junior Camp Handbook
Tuition costs for resident students include full room and board for the entire session. Day student tuition includes lunch only. More about tuition»
- Resident Students $2700
- Day Students $995
PAYMENT, DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY
A $500 deposit is due upon application, with the balance due by April 15. The deposit is refundable prior to February 15. Tuition, less the $500 deposit, and activity fees are refundable prior to April 15. No money is refunded after April 15.
HOW TO APPLY
Auditions are not required for Junior Campers. Use the Apply Now button to fill out our simple form online.
Apply NowGRADES 5-7
June 21-July 6
Residential $2700/Day $995
“I have made the most wonderful friends and my teachers were the best.”
— Junior Student
“I have learned so much in all of my classes and have had so much fun taking them.”
— Junior Student