Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy
June 24 - 30, 2018
Created and directed by Sherwin Mackintosh and Carrie Kelsey (pictured left), the Shining Stars Performing Arts Academy is making its debut in the Southeast and at the Swamp. Sherwin and Carrie were two of the Producers of the recent revival of Upside Down. Sherwin is the co-writer (along with Steve Johnson) and Carrie was the Assistant Director and Choreographer. For this special week only, the Swamp will be transformed to include a Performing Arts Venue and Instructional Studios; while still including many of the things that you have come to love and expect at the Swamp (Starlight Devotionals, Swimming, Fishing, to name a few), PLUS a concentration in Singing, Acting and Dancing, all in a spiritual and nurturing setting.
The Academy will feature a very distinguished set of instructors whose experiences include Broadway (background: Legally Blonde Cast), TV, Opera and Screen Writing. Throughout the week we will be learning selections from some of the greatest plays and musicals, including excerpts from the recent revival of Upside Down.
The week will culminate in a special Showcase for all the parents with professional lights and sound! There will be group numbers (Pictured: Show Choir), smaller ensembles and even some solos! And if Technical Theatre is your thing, there will be opportunities for Lights, Sound, Costumes, and more.
Shining Stars will be a great experience for anyone looking to build their confidence, leadership training and talent development (Background: Guys Show Choir). Studies show that students involved in the Arts score higher on SATs and learn to be more comfortable in social situations. So whether you are just starting out or have been performing since you were born (we've heard the stories!), there is a place here for everyone to grow in a very safe, non-threatening environment. And if you are thinking about trying to make a career in entertainment, there will also be special classes on how to use your talents for God while thriving spiritually in the field of entertainment.
Join us today and prepare for the Stage of Life!
Registration includes all meals, lodging, and activities.
$250 non-refundable deposit required. (Deposit applied to total fee.)
Balance due May 31. (Late fee after May 31.)
Registration closes May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
Space permitting, late registration plus late fee begins June 1.