Summer Camps - Orange County IDOL Singing/Performing Summer Camp

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The Performer's Academy launches O.C. Idol Pop Singing and Performing Camp - staffed by professional voice coaches and choreographers.

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Does your child stand in your living room singing into a hairbrush, pretending it's a mic? Have you spent hours in your car singing along to Hillary Duff or Brittney Spears or N'Sync?

OC Idol Summer camp will give children of all ages the opportunity to work with vocal coaches, sing songs appropriate for their voice range and style, put together singing groups, solo acts or ensembles. Match that with the hippest choreographers who will show them how to move, perform and choreograph an entire routine to and perform it live for family and friends.

Camp is weekly. Early drop off is 8:30 AM and ends at 3:00. There is extended care if you need it. Campers will have available an early breakfast of muffins, bagels and juice.

Then the fun begins. Starting with warm up games and fun improvs to get the creative juices flowing. Then the performers will work with vocal coaches, choreographers, and stylists and put together - in one week a variety show to be seen by parents and family members.

Camp will be video taped and each camper will be given a DVD of the week to take home as a keepsake.

"Our camps have always been a blast" says Natalie Costa, President of The Performer's Academy. "Last year we had children repeating camp week after week. We had two boys that stayed the entire summer who were visiting from Dubai. This year we have a family from Australia coming and another from England."

Summer camp runs week by week - The cost is $250 per week with a 10% sibling discount. There is also a $50 discount for full month enrollment.

Starting dates are

June 19-23 and continue throughout the summer until week 10 (August 21 to August 25th).

Enrollment forms are on line at http://www.performersacademy.net . Click on Summer Camp icon on main page.

About the Performer’s Academy:

The Performer’s Academy is a school of performing arts located in Laguna Hills, California. All classes and workshops are taught by Film Directors and Working Actors….not has-beens, wannabee’s or hopefuls. The resumes of the teaching staff can be found on the website. Workshops are affordable – from $50 to $150 per month for classes. Agents are on site to scout talent. The academy is a school, not a management company or agency and has no financial interest in any work a student may do.

About the Staff:

Currently, the drama director, Jeff Celentano is directing a major feature entitled, “Say It In Russian”, which was filmed in Moscow and Paris. Jeff has an exciting cast to direct in this feature. The esteemed cast includes Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway, acclaimed European actor Rade Sherbedgia (“Snatch”) (“Eyes Wide Shut”), Steven Berkhoff (“Surface”) playwright author and director and the very beautiful and talented Musetta Vander (“O Brother Where Art Thou?) (“Wild, Wild, West”) and (“What’s Up Scarlet”).

Jeff has also directed, Gunshy, starring Academy Award nominee Diane Lane and Billy Peterson (“CSI”). He directed “Moscow Heat”, starring Michael York. Mr. York currently has a book on the New York Times Bestseller list entitled, “Are My Blinkers Showing? Make a movie in New Russian”. It’s a comedic and truthful tale of the perils of filming in the former Soviet Union. Our very own Jeff Celentano directed this film. Jeff also is working on a book regarding his own real life experiences in acting, film directing and world travels.    

Acting Coach, Brent Huff, also an established film director is currently directing “Welcome to Paradise”, starring Crystal Bernard (“Wings”), Brian Dennehy, Nick Searcy, and heartthrob Bobby Edner (“Spykids 3-D).

The Performer’s Academy students and parents participated in the filming of “Welcome to Paradise” in a tremendous way. All background work throughout the film featured students and their parents from the academy.

“The production hosted the most amazing and professional people you can imagine” says Costa. “The students got to experience what only those working in the business can. Everyone from actors, to producers, to production staff made this experience the most memorable ever. “ This movie has a few weeks left of filming and then a private screening for the students and their family and friends will be held in Orange County.

Call today to enroll in camp

(949) 609-1600

The OC Idol Camp is not affiliated in any with “American Idol,” it’s staff or television network.

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