If you attended the drama camp at Central Christian Church the past two summers, you know how much fun was had in the daily routine of singing, dancing and acting. And you remember the excitement of performing on-stage in the grand finale— the live production showcasing the results of the camp.
Kids and parents, the summer camp is back for the third year in a row, bigger and better than ever. Join us July 10 through 22.
What makes Central’s camp so special?
- The kids: their energy and excitement, filling the walls and halls with song and laughter.
- The atmosphere: Even the volunteers are often heard singing tunes like “Bare Necessities” while preparing snacks.
- The instructors: This summer, Central is excited to have Lois Leftwich directing the program. Leftwich is skilled at choosing material that is “right” for each child—material that showcases their strengths and puts them at ease so they can perform to the best of their ability.
Leftwich has a long and varied career in performing and teaching. She is originally from Dallas, but spent 30 years in New York and Connecticut where she did numerous commercials, worked in daytime drama and off-off Broadway. She also developed her love of teaching in Connecticut and has lead a variety of Musical Theatre and Acting Camps for ages 5 through 17. She taught acting, improvisation, musical theatre and ?lm making at the Regional Center for the Arts, a performing arts high school in CT.
Since returning to Dallas almost three years ago, Leftwich has taught for The Junior Players, Dallas Children's Theatre and Park Cities Dance. She has also been busy on stage in “A Civil War Christmas” and “The Wedding Singer,” both at Theatre Three.
She is delighted to bring her experience and technique to young Dallas performers this summer at Central Christian Church and the two-week drama camp featuring Summer Showtunes.
“There is no wrong way,” Leftwich said. “It’s all about having fun. However, learning to perform in front of an audience is an advantage to everyone as it builds confidence, poise, self-esteem and teaches the ability to ‘to think on one’s feet,’ she added.”
Even if a child is not going to pursue theater or communication as a future career, being knowledgeable and comfortable on-stage and in front of an audience is a head start for all children.
Additionally, children learn social issues through theater, better equipping them to deal with diversities and differences that face us every day.
Visit Central Christian Church on line or call the church office at 214-526-7291. Ask for Laura for more information about the summer camp.