What is KidStage®?
KidStage® is an after-school/ Summer drama program which involves acting classes, theatre activities and performance opportunities for kids of all ages. The curriculum includes concentration, teamwork, improvisation, movement, voice, theatre terminology, and much more. At the end of the classes, KidStage® Kids have the opportunity to perform in a production. Kids have the opportunity to do it all on stage and off—we’ve had kids as actors, singers, dancers, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians, prop masters and costume designers. Everyone has the opportunity to participate—no one will be left out of the performance!
Where are KidStage® classes held?
KidStage® Classes are held at local schools, day care centers, senior citizen centers, museums, boys and girls clubs, parks, and any other venue which rents open space and is interested in allowing Kids the opportunity to grow through the performing arts.
Will there be a performance at the end of the classes?
YES! KidStage® classes always end in a performance of some kind. This allows the students to get up in front of a live audience and show off their skills and talents.
Who teaches the classes?
All classes are taught by trained, experienced instructors whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, and to provide a safe, interesting environment for each student. Kids who participate in the Arts perform better in school and in social environments. Support your child’s development by supporting their involvement in the Arts!
NEW TO MADISON!!
Current Class Listings
Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching - Ongoing
Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching (a division of SouthWisco KidStage) is intended for the serious actor or for those preparing for a big audition, whether it be for your local community play, High School musical or the all important College Audition and anything in between. Coaching is available for children and adults of ALL AGES, we do not discriminate and are happy to help anyone anxious to become a part of the world of the arts!
Classes will be catered to the need of the student and can include instruction in many areas including,but not limited to, voice and movement, musical theatre, dialect, memorization, and script analysis. Classes will be private or semi-private and will be held at least once weekly or as a one time session depending on the need of the student.
Please contact SouthWisco KidStage for additional information and a price quote (hourly classes range from $25 to $75 an hour depending on the need and interests of the student). Class location will be dictated by the availability of space and the time you register. Instructors are available for in-home instruction in locations based in and around Rock County, all other inquiries are subject to the approval of the instructor.
Contact Info: SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com
Visit us on Facebook to learn about other offerings and opportunities (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SouthWisco-KidStage/186730421392153)!
When requesting further information, please include your age, experience, specific interest of study and location.
SouthWisco KidStage presents CAMP KIDSTAGE! - starts 6/17/13
SW-KidStage’s Sizzling Summer Season – Get Bit by the Acting Bug and SIGN UP TODAY!
Does your child star have what it takes to shine? Send them to one of our 4 locations of Camp KidStage where they’re sure to be bit by the bug . . . the acting bug, that is! At SouthWisco KidStage’s, Camp KidStage all kids get in on the act and become a part of a truly unique and collaborative process. Throughout the week, kids are put center stage and together we’ll create a completely original variety showcase including songs, monologues, skits, jokes, hand-crafted props, set pieces and best of all, your kids!
Campers will participate in a variety of drama activities and games which are used to enhance: teamwork, self-confidence, creative problem-solving, concentration, and improvisation. KidStage is a national drama program, which began in Wisconsin in 1997. We are dedicated to providing education and enrichment through theatre and dramatic arts for children between the ages of 4 and 14, no matter their skill-set, abilities or experience.
Give yourself a reason to shout BRAVO and sign up your star today!
CAMP KIDSTAGE - JANESVILLE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
June 17th – 21st
Triple Threat Tots – Ages 2 to 3 (10:15 – 11:00) New for 2013!
Triple Threat Tots is every Stage Mom’s dream for their young budding star. Tots and their caregivers get a sneak preview of Camp KidStage as our youngest thespians take to the stage Together we’ll bring your child’s favorite story to life through creative exploration with the use of props, costumes, movement, music and most importantly our imaginations! Our week end’s as we invite friends and family to come view an important milestone, your child’s first appearance on stage as they retell the story we’ve crafted throughout the week. Give your Broadway baby a chance to shine and register your tot today! $30 meets M, W, and F, ONLY IN JANESVILLE
LEVEL 1 – Ages 4 to 5, (11:30 – 12:30)
LEVEL 2 – Ages 6 to 8, (12:15 – 2:15)
LEVEL 3 – Ages 9 to 14, (2:30 – 4:30)
DRESS REHEARSAL: Level 1 will meet from 10:30 – 11:45, Levels 2 and 3 will meet from 11 -2 to rehearse on the final day of camp, 6/21
PERFORMANCE: 6:00, June 21st
Location: Camden Stage, Palmer Park
Prices: TTT $30, L1 $70, L2 $90 and L3 $90
TO REGISTER for Camp KidStage-Janesville: Submit completed form & payment by 6/10 to Janesville Leisure Services: PO Box 5005, Janesville, WI 53547-5005, Drop off at: 18 N. Jackson St or register online at https://activenet021.active.com/janesvilleleisure/ . Applications received after session has begun will be subject to availability. SWKS reserves the right to cancel camp if minimums aren’t met or levels can’t be combined, in the event this happens refunds will be provided. Some discounts may apply for families registering more than one child. For further details about this or other upcoming KidStage programs call 608-755-3030 or E-mail SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com.
CAMP KIDSTAGE - BELOIT TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
July 15th – 19th
LEVEL 1 – Ages 4 to 7, (10:30 – 12:30)
LEVEL 2 – Ages 8 to 14, (1:30 – 3:30)
DRESS REHEARSAL: Levels 1 & 2 will meet from 11 -2 to rehearse on the final day of camp
PERFORMANCE: To be held the afternoon or evening of the final day of camp, TBD
Location: Grinnell Hall Auditorium, Beloit
TO REGISTER for Camp KidStage - Beloit: Submit completed form & payment by 7/10 to Beloit Parks & Leisure Services: 1003 Pleasant Street, Beloit, WI 53511. SWKS reserves the right to cancel or combine classes due to insufficient registration. For further details about this or other upcoming SW-KidStage programs call 608-364-2890 or e-mail SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com.
CAMP KIDSTAGE - FITCHBURG TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
July 29th – August 2nd
LEVEL 1 – Ages 4 to 7, (12:00 – 2:00)
LEVEL 2 – Ages 8 to 14, (2:30 – 4:30)
DRESS REHEARSAL: Levels 1 & 2 will meet from 11:30 - 3:00 to rehearse on the final day of camp
PERFORMANCE: 4:00 following Friday’s Dress Rehearsal
Location: Fitchburg Community Center
TO REGISTER for Camp KidStage - Fitchburg: Submit completed form & payment by 7/22 to Fitchburg Recreation Department: 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg WI 53711 or go to City of Fitchburg website to register online (https://activenet002.active.com/fitchburg/). Applications received after session has begun will be subject to availability. SWKS reserves the right to cancel or combine classes due to insufficient registration, refunds will be provided in the event cancellation occurs. For further details about this or other upcoming KidStage programs call 608-270-4286 or E-mail SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com.
CAMP KIDSTAGE - EVANSVILLE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (NEW IN 2013)
August 5th – 9th
LEVEL 1 – Ages 4 to 7, (2:00 – 4:00)
LEVEL 2 – Ages 8 to 14, (11:30 – 1:30)
DRESS REHEARSAL: Levels 1 & 2 will meet from 11:30 – 2:30 to rehearse on the final day of camp
PERFORMANCE: 6:00, TBA
Location: Creekside Place, Evansville (Room 2 – Media Room)
TO REGISTER for Camp KidStage - Evansville: Submit completed form & payment by 7/29 mail or in person to Creekside Place: 102 Maple Street Evansville, WI 53536. Applications received after session has begun will be subject to availability. SWKS reserves the right to cancel camp if minimums aren’t met or levels can’t be combined, in the event this happens refunds will be provided. Some discounts may apply for families registering more than one child. Credit cards will be accepted but an extra fee will be incurred for this service. For further details about this or other upcoming KidStage programs call 608-882-0407 or E-mail SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com.
For more information visit, SOUTHWISCONSIN.KidStage.net or find us on FACEBOOK! Some discounts may apply, inquire with your SWKS location for more info
- Peter Pan: An Acting Workshop - April 20, 2012
- Holiday Harmony: A KidStage Celebration of the Holidays - December 22, 2011
- Cinderella (A Workshop) - September 27 - November 22, 2011