Thursday, February 25, 2010

Camp CenterStage February 25, 2010 Newsletter

View the full version of the Camp CenterStage February 25, 2010 Newsletter here!.

Join us at Agawam for Summer 2010!!

It will be here before we know it - honest! Lots of new classes and activities, including our special MasterClasses, and our new Community Outreach component. We're looking forward to campfires on Crescent Lake as we hear the loons accompanying the guitar playing, the fire crackling and s'more making! Join Alexis, Jeffrey, Steven, Lisa, Kathy, Shay, Brian, Carla, Anna, Alex, Taylor, and many other Camp CenterStage staff and campers as we prepare for another great summer at Camp Agawam!!

Now Accepting Registrations

We've just introduced our new "green" Online Registration System! This will greatly reduce the amount of paperwork needed compared to a traditional paper-based system. Parents maintain control of their personal information, and can return to the site at anytime to complete the registration process, make changes to contact information, add additional campers, make a payment, and much more. All information is secure and password protected. Visit our Registration Page for more information.

Tuition & Sibling Discounts

We have extended our deadline for the "Early Registration" discount. And with our "Sibling Discount", receive a $250 discount for each additional family member that enrolls! See our website for more tuition information.

Discounted Tuition if registered by February 28!

Scholarship Information

Camp CenterStage will award several partial scholarships and one full scholarship this season. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of waived or discounted registration fees, and are awarded on the basis of financial need, a "Letter of Recommendation" from a teacher or director, and the camper's response to a few questions. See our website for more information, as well as the scholarship application.

Community Outreach

Camp CenterStage will introduce its "Community Outreach" component this summer. Our own Anna Visciano leads this exciting, new project. CCS will host a field trip to a nearby camp where CCS campers will share their talents and skills with other campers and their families. Stay tuned for more information!

View the full version of the Camp CenterStage February 25, 2010 Newsletter here!.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Camp CenterStage Goes “Green” with new Online Registration System

The staff at Camp CenterStage, a music and performing arts camp which focuses on achieving excellence through the arts, is pleased to be introducing its new “green” Online Registration System for its 2010 Summer Session.

The new Online Registration System will greatly reduce the amount of paperwork needed compared to that used in a paper-based system, and will also offer many conveniences to our customers.

“Our customers will maintain full control over all of their personal information. They can come back and login anytime to complete their registration, make changes to their contact information, add additional campers, make payments, and many other administrative tasks”, says Assistant Camp Director, Jeffrey Elwood. “Much of the redundancy found in the old paper systems is automatically eliminated. And registration for our returning campers in future camp sessions will be a breeze; since they have already setup an account with us, registering for future camp sessions is as easy as clicking a button!”

CCS is a judgment free environment where campers are encouraged to explore and share their talents in an atmosphere that combines the performing arts and traditional camp experiences as a way to teach positive life and leadership skills. The CCS mission is to create a safe and supportive camp environment of youth artists who value serving each other and their communities through the use of their talents. Camp CenterStage is headed by staff members: Alexis Dascoulias, Steven Dascoulias, Jeffrey Elwood, Kathy Fink, Lisa Forsley, Carla Murphy, Shay Willard and Anna Visciano.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Camp CenterStage Announces Music and Dance Directors

Camp CenterStage is pleased to announce the hiring of two outstanding professionals for its new summer camp program. Kathy Fink has been hired as the camp’s Music Director, and Brian Swasey has accepted the position of the camp’s Dance Director for 2010! Both come with a long history of performing arts in education.

Kathy has worked at many New England theaters, serving as both pianist and musical director. She teaches all levels & styles of piano, leads the Fourth Street Jazz Choir, and serves as musical director for St. Thomas Episcopal church in Dover, NH. She holds a B.A. in piano performance and an M.A. in music history from the University of New Hampshire. Kathy has been a music educator, musical director, and pianist for theater for over 30 years and looks forward to mentoring the next generation of actors, singers and audience members. Her offerings this summer will include coaching for auditions, piano accompaniment CDs and demo CDs for individual campers, ensemble singing, musicianship for the actor/singer and much more. Kathy is “excited to join this terrific team of professional artists for a season at Camp CenterStage”

Brian will be joining Camp CenterStage immediately following 3 summers as a director/choreographer for Bristol Valley Theater. Brian holds a B.A. in Musical Theater and Dance and is currently an Assistant Producer for Queens Theater in the Park in NYC. Brian has directed and/or choreographed for theaters such as Astoria Performing Arts Center, Lakes Region Summer Theater, New London Barn Playhouse and the University of New Hampshire. Brian has also worked as a dance teacher and choreographer for the Walnut Hill School summer program in Natick, Massachusetts. Brian will be teaching Musical Theater for Camp CenterStage as well as running the camp’s afternoon Dance MasterClass program.

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