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Summer Programs for the Visual and Performing Artists
Posted 05/06/2019 08:00AM
We have some great offerings in the visual and performing arts for all ages of students. Register for these on My BackPack using the Program Registration link. To view online book and see summary of updates and corrections, visit

For the Visual Artist:

Grades 1-4 
Installation Art Camp 
Where can you find excitement in the everyday? You can find it with Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Kitchen at Installation Art Camp! Paint, draw, sculpt, print and make art installations every day all week long! Both art teachers have 35 years' experience between the two of them. Art Installations are created with three-dimensional works and often designed to fill a specific space (often times large in scale). The children will display their works on the last day where they may invite friends and family to an "art happening". This camp is geared toward 6-9 year olds. Campers will need to bring a nut-free lunch and snack, towel, bathing suit, water shoes and sunscreen. There is a minimum of 16 campers or the camp will be cancelled and refunds will be issued one week in advance of the scheduled camp.

Instructors: Melissa Parks, Sarah Kitchen
6/17/19 - 6/21/19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Village Campus
Program Fee: $325

Grades 8-12
Foundations of Studio Art
Foundations of Studio Art is a .5 credit course that satisfies the Upper School prerequisite for all other art classes, and counts towards the one credit graduation requirement for arts coursework. This course covers all genres of art, and focuses on colors, materials, and general artistic knowledge. Students work in a project based environment with an emphasis on freedom of expression and design.

Instructor: Mary Ann DeVogel
6/17/19 - 7/12/19, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $725

Grade 9-12
Intro to Jewelry/Metals
Intro to Jewelry and Metals is the entry level course in working with stone, metals, and jewelry making. Taught by DCDS instructor and master jeweler Jiro Masuda, the course introduces students to digital design, 3D printing, stone polishing, silver work and fine/precise refinement techniques. This course is part of the Upper School arts curriculum and is a .5 credit class that satisfied one half of the graduation requirement for visual and performing arts.

Instructor: Jiro Masuda
6/17/19 - 7/12/19, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $725

For the Performing Artist:

Grade PK3-1
Princess and Pirates Dance Camp
Join Eisenhower Dance Detroit for a fun and exciting week filled with dancing, arts, and crafts. Snacks will be provided. Must be potty-trained.

Instructor: Amanda Rea-Burnett

Session 1: 7/8/19 - 7/12/19  9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hillview Campus Dance Studio
Session 2: 8/5/19 - 8/9/19  9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hillview Campus Dance Studio
Program Fee: $325

Grade 3-8
Yellowjacket Theatre Company
Students will experience every element of putting on a musical production. Students will create sets, design costumes, work with lights/sound, act, sing, and more on a daily basis during these three weeks. Whether this is your first experience with theatre or you are looking to audition for the lead in your next school musical, this camp is for you! Please bring a nut free lunch, a snack for the day, and a reusable water bottle.
Early Care is available for $25/week, and After Care is available for $50/week. 

Instructor: Judy Pagryzinski
7/15/19 - 8/2/19  9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $900

Grade 5-8
Act On!
This camp provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in theatre and acting. Students will work together to direct, design, and perform a one-act play they will present at the end of the week. Each student will be given a role to perform as well as a responsibility in the design of the production (sound effects, prop building, costume design, etc.) Students will come away gaining skills in collaboration, performance, and management while having fun acting!

Instructor: Chelsey Larsen
8/5/19 - 8/9/19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hillview Campus
Program Fee: $300

Grade 6-9
Be A Movie Star - Acting for Film
Building confidence by developing the character within your child boosts their success in the classroom and on stage. Whether your child has no experience or has already graced the DCDS or community stage, this program will enhance their skills and provide a fun and engaging experience. During the first week of camp, students will work on movement, character analysis, humanization of speech, facial expressions and more. During the second week of camp, campers will collaborate with participants in the "Let's Make a Movie" camp to create an original short film. Your child will be one of the cast members of the film. Space is limited to 6 campers.

Instructor: Brett Salamin
6/17/19 - 6/27/19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $625

Grade 6-9  
Let's Make a Movie - Filmmaking Camp
Working collaboratively in this creative and hands-on setting, students will create a short film from beginning to end. From the writing and planning process, to studio and on-location shooting, to editing, all students will learn what it takes to create a high quality short film. During the second week of camp, campers will collaborate with participants from the "Acting for Film" camp to bring their vision to life.

Instructor: Brett Salamin
6/17/19 - 6/27/19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $625

Grade 9-12
Theatre I
The Theater I class is the same introductory theater class as offered during the school year. This .5 credit elective may be applied to satisfy EITHER the communications graduation requirement or .5 of the fine and performing arts graduation requirement, but not both. Students will perform basic scene and acting work, basic improvisation, will get a background in technical theater and acting. The course is interactive, fun, and gives students strategies for developing comfort levels in front of an audience.

Instructor: Phillip Harmer
6/17/19 - 7/12/19, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Thirteen Mile Campus
Program Fee: $725
Preschool 3 & 4
3003 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248.430.2887
Grades K-2
3600 Bradway Boulevard
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Phone: 248.430.2740 
Grades 3-8
22400 Hillview Lane
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.430.3566/1677
Grades 9-12
22305 West 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Phone: 248.646.7717

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