Aurora, IL – Is your family in need of positive, educational and creative activities to keep your child busy during a day off school?
Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave. in downtown Aurora, has the answer: Creative Arts Day Camps. When your child’s school cancels classes for teacher institute days, parent/teacher conferences or select holidays, sign up your child for a full day of fun at Paramount School of the Arts.
At Paramount School of the Arts day camps, students ages 5 to 13 get to play games, sing, dance, act and create art projects all day in a nurturing and safe environment. Choose from full-day or half-day, whatever works best for your busy family. Day camp dates for the remaining 2019-20 school year are:
Friday, November 8
Monday, November 25
Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3
Monday, January 13
Friday, January 17
Monday, January 20 (ages 5-13)
Monday, February 17
Friday, February 28
Thursday, March 5
Friday, March 6
Friday, April 10
Monday, April 13
Tuesday, April 14
Friday, May 8
Monday, May 25
Full-day camps run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $115. PSA provides snacks. Children are asked to bring a lunch without nuts.
Half-day options are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30-5 p.m. Half-day class fee is $57.50.
Space is limited, so plan ahead and sign up your child today at ParamountSchool.com or call
Spring 2020 session now posted, choose from Paramount’s full slate of arts classes for newborns to adults
Registration also just opened for the new spring 2020 session at Paramount School of the Arts, where children ages 6 months to 19 years, as well as adults, can match their interests or expand their horizons with more than 50 classes in theater, music, dance and visual arts.
Go to ParamountSchool.com to see the new schedule with courses in acting for camera, ballet, improv, technical theater, ukulele, vocal technique, photography, musical theater, sewing, early childhood Kindermark music classes and more. Sign up early for PSA’s super popular series of “intensives” that take students deep behind-the-scenes of Paramount’s Broadway Series productions, including the upcoming world premiere musical The Secret of My Success and the regional premiere of Kinky Boots. Private lessons in theater, dance, musical instruments, vocal performance and audition coaching are also available.
Due to demand for more advanced courses for its middle-school students, PSA will launch its new Youth Theater Conservatory in January. These courses are for passionate 6-8 grade students who have a serious interest in singing, dancing and acting. Auditions are required for children new to the school, Audition dates are Wednesday, November 13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call (630) 896-6810 to schedule an audition time.
For high school students who plan to go on to perform professionally or study musical theater in college, Paramount offers highly specialized pre-professional training through its Musical Theater Institute. Training is led by Paramount fan-favorite Paul-Jordan Jansen, currently in rehearsals as the Beast in Paramount’s holiday spectacular Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, playing November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020. Jansen also portrayed the Cowardly Lion in Paramount’s The Wizard of Oz and earned a Jeff Award for Best Actor as Paramount’s Sweeney Todd.
Even adults can take a class at the new Paramount School of the Arts. Sign up for classes like adult tap, adult improv and acrylic painting at ParamountSchool.com or call (630) 896-6810.
Paramount School of the Arts is the state-of-the-art anchor tenant in the new $35 million John C. Dunham Aurora Arts Center at 20 S. Stolp Avenue, right next to downtown Aurora’s beautiful Paramount Theatre.
PSA’s spring session runs January 6-May 27, 2020. See the full class roster and learn more at ParamountSchool.com or call Paramount Theatre’s education department at (630) 896-6810.