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Summer 2021 Registration Is Now Open!


Woodlawn Arts Academy’s student theatre programs are open to all, and every student who registers gets a part! Participants get the opportunity to act, sing and dance, plus learn auditioning tips, and about costuming and set design. Rehearsals for our musicals take place in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy until the last few weeks of rehearsals, when they move to Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School or Sauk Valley Community College’s Jerry Mathis Theatre, thanks to our Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance partnership with SVCC and Centennial Auditorium.

Additionally, we offer outreach theatre programs with Dixon Public Schools, as well as Rock Falls Middle School through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant with the Sterling-Rock Falls Y.

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ages 9-adult

Over the Top! Partner Theatre Makeup

Ever wanted to practice with theatre make-up? Work together with a partner (such as mom, dad, sibling) to create over-the-top character makeup on each other! Hairstyles may be incorporated, as well. Want to turn Mom into a robot or your brother into an alien? Tuition covers the cost of both participants.

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Ages 9-14

Dramatic Fanatics Camp

Creative drama can be fun for both non-actors and actors! Develop positive self-esteem and problem-solving skills while learning to work with others. A variety of activities, including pantomime, creative movement, imaginative journeys and speaking vocal exercises will be offered. A short performance will be recorded and shared for family and friends to view.

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ages 7-11

Where the Sidewalk Ends Camp

Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of Shel Silverstein. Learn and perform poetry selections from the book “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” You’ll use your imagination to create your own characters and props, and put on a short performance that will be recorded and shared for family and friends to view.

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Ages 3-5

Fairy Tales & Fantasy

This is a great camp for children who love dreaming about kings and queens, knights and dragons, and living in a castle. Campers are immersed in the wonderful world of fairy tales as they experience art, music and drama!

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Animals in the Wild Camp

Tiger stripes or cheetah spots? And sometimes maybe both! Every animal has a pattern unique to themselves. Using art, music and drama, learn about how and why these animals use their differences to help them survive in the wild.

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ages 6-adult

Nutcracker Dance Camp

Dancers from all area studios are encouraged to join! Dancers who participate in this camp will be given the opportunity to perform in “The Nutcracker.” Dance experience is required. Students will audition for parts and learn the dances during the week-long camp, then attend bi-monthly Saturday rehearsals throughout the fall in order to perform the ballet. You do NOT need to be a Woodlawn Dance Academy student to participate, and we will do our best to work around other studios’ schedules for additional rehearsals this fall. Performances are planned for November 20th and 21st at Centennial Auditorium, Sterling High School,

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