2023 LTA SUMMER CAMPS
2023 SUMMER CAMPS
All students must provide proof – in the form of a physical vaccination card, or photo, or a digital vaccination card through your home Health Dept. – that they are fully vaccinated (when eligible) in order to attend in-person classes, camps, and workshops at LTA. OR proof of a negative rapid antigen test performed on the day of class (or on the first day of camp.)
For a full listing of Summer Camps, and for secure registration please click the button below.
Instructor bios are available below.
Questions? Email LTA’s Business Manager, Kim Smith-Salmon, at email@example.com
TUITION/CAMP REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
All tuition is due at the time of registration. If on an installment plan, the final payment must be made within seven days of the start of the camp/s in which your youth is registered. Cancellations and refund requests, submitted in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the camp in which you are registered, will receive a full refund, minus a $25 administration fee. Transfer requests are dependent on camp availability and may be subject to additional fees depending on the cost of the camp into which your child is transferring. Funds can also be credited to your Active Network account to use towards a future registration at LTA.
Cancellations submitted within 14 days will receive a 50% refund of the total tuition, minus a $25 administration fee. We are unable to honor any refund request made three (3) days prior to the start of the camp in which your youth is registered.
If a camp is cancelled by LTA owing to low enrollment, COVID-19 regulations, or camp health concerns, a full refund will be issued, or credit given to use towards a future registration at LTA.
Note: We are unable to refund Active Network service fees.
Questions regarding refunds or credits, can be directed to the LTA Business Office Manager, Kim Smith-Salmon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Camp Counselor Program is for high school students who want to build their theatrical resume through working alongside professionally trained performing artists and designers in an educational setting. We want to bring local opportunities to high school performing arts students in the area. Our program gives high school students a chance to take on a leadership position in a performing arts setting and is a great way to build resumes and make contacts in the theater community of the DMV area, and potentially beyond.
Counselors will be compensated with a small stipend for each week of work and will be selected from students who participate in our year-round Student Ambassador Program. For more information on that program, and to apply to be a Student Ambassador click HERE.
In order to attend an LTA camp, students must provide proof – in the form of a physical vaccination card, or photo, or a digital vaccination card through your home Health Dept. – that they are fully vaccinated (when eligible), OR proof of a negative rapid antigen test performed on the first day of camp.) All students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the theatre to protect themselves and others, but it is no longer required, and as such masks are optional.
COVID-19 EXPOSURES AND CASES:
- Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID.
- If exposed to a COVID case, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (N95, K95, KF94) any time you are in the theatre for 10 days post-exposure.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate at home for at least 5 days (counting Day 0 as the day of onset of symptoms).
- You may return to the theatre after Day 6 if your symptoms are improving following two negative rapid antigen tests within 48 hours.
- If returning to LTA following a confirmed COVID case, wear a high-quality mask or respirator through at least Day 10 after the onset of symptoms.
HEAD CAMP INSTRUCTORS
RACHEL AMES’s passion for the performing arts is second only to her love of teaching. She has been sharing those passions with youngsters throughout the New Jersey and DMV area, where she has taught drama, improv, musical theatre and Shakespeare. Rachel also has experience in directing, choreographing, and costume design. Ames Piano Lessons and Performing Arts has continued to thrive in a virtual setting and we welcome Rachel to our family of loving and creative teaching artists.
DONA DAVIS earned a Masters of Education from Lesley University in the Creative Arts in Learning program. She recently received a Certificate in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut where she studied puppetry history, puppetry materials, shadow puppetry, and hand puppetry. Dona taught at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School and other schools for twenty-two years, bringing arts into her classroom at every opportunity. She also ran drama clubs and puppet clubs at her schools. She is one of the artists featured on Artstravaganza Day at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School. Dona loves nothing more than helping children express their creativity and having fun with them.
CAROL JEAN CLARK
CAROL JEAN CLARK attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC for musical theatre. After performing, recording music, and producing benefit concerts with Broadway stars in NYC, she now lives and works in VA performing, directing, music directing, and choreographing. She is also on the board of a local theatre company and works with several others in the area. Carol teaches private vocal and piano lessons as well as audition prep and acting coaching. In her free time she rides horses, plays pool competitively, and spends time with her horse, two dogs, two turtles, and a dove.
KEELY KIRK began her improv career with Mental Floss, a Miami-based improv/sketch troupe. She went on to be a principle performer for over ten years with Laughing Gas Comedy Improv – Miami’s longest- running improv theater company. Keely relocated to the epicenter for improv, Chicago, and trained with iO (formerly Improv Olympics) and Second City. Currently Keely teaches, develops and delivers fun, fast-paced, interactive training and unforgettable events using theater improvisation techniques. Through her company, Playing OUTSIDE the Lines LLC, she has provided team building workshops for businesses, law firms, accounting firms, schools, as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies. She consults with businesses and training facilities in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area. In addition to teaching, Keely also performs with various improv groups around the country.
ELIZA LORE is currently living and working in the U.K., where she works for The Pauline Quirk Academy and Redroofs Theatre School. Before moving to London Eliza worked as Assistant Director at Frinton Summer Theatre. Eliza holds a BA in Acting from Drama Studio London and is an alumni of England’s National Youth Theatre. Here in the U.S. she has performed at Synetic Theatre, First Stage in Milwaukee and The Little Theatre of Alexandria. Eliza is certified in both Unarmed and Rapier and Dagger Stage Combat.
MICHAEL PAGE has been teaching theatre, dance, and music in the DMV for over a decade. He has worked in community theatre for 18 years in many roles; actor, singer, dancer, set designer, light designer, choreographer, and director. He has been working with LTA’s Education department for over 15 years and counting. He has a BA in Theater Studies from Christopher Newport University where he focused in lighting, dance, musical theatre and directing.
HEATHER SANDERSON studied classical theatre at RADA in London and prior to moving to Alexandria acted extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area. As “Miss Heather”, she is known locally for instilling a love of theatre – in particular Shakespeare – into the hearts of children. Her youth Shakespeare troupes have performed in D.C. and in the U.K. and her privately coached monologue students have performed at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Ford’s Theatre and numerous community and children’s theatres in the area. Heather may be familiar to fans of British television programs through her Tea with Heather segments on Maryland Public Television’s Afternoon Tea, which ran 2002-2020.
JOHN WALDRON received his BFA in theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. As an actor, director, and instructor, he has been working in the region for over 20 years. He has directed shows at Aldersgate and MVCCT. John can be seen in the motion picture ‘Talk To Me’ starring Don Cheadle and was featured on Investigative Discovery show ‘Who The Bleep!’ John is a member of the improvisation group, The Stagecoach Bandits.
LINDA WELLS is a private vocal teacher/coach, working primarily with children and teens. She has appeared in many musical theatre productions locally and elsewhere including The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, 1776, The Most Happy Fella, Side by Side by Sondheim, Brigadoon, George M!, Fiorello!, Guys and Dolls, and Godspell. Linda is also a professional church soloist and pianist. She was the Children’s Vocal Coach for The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA)’s Scrooge: The Musical, and the Musical Director for LTA’s A Christmas Carol (ten times) and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (twice); for Aldersgate Church Community Theatre’s Mulan, Jr.; and for Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s Narnia.