Torrington, CT - Registration is now open for the Warner Theatre Centerf or Arts Education’s 2011 Summer Arts Program.
Created in 1995, the Warner Summer Arts Program is a key feature of the Warner Theatre's Center for Arts Education. It is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Health and is a member of the Connecticut Camping Association.
The goal of the program is to provide children and teens with an opportunity to explore a wide variety of performing and visual arts. Classes cover a variety of disciplines: Acting & Improv, Tap Dance (students must bring their own tap shoes), Song Writing, Musical Theatre, Creative Writing, Visual Art, Technical Theatre, Audition Technique and more.
No previous experience is necessary! The Summer Program is offered in three sessions: Session 1 will be held from July 11-22 for ages 7-12, Session 2 will be held form July 25-August 5 for ages 7-12 and Session 3 will be held form August 8-19 for ages 8-19. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education. An attempt will be made to break down students into groups based on ability and experience whenever possible. Groups are small (no more than 20 students) and led by an experienced instructor, as well as several counselors and teaching assistants.
Call the Warner Theatre Centerfor Arts Education at 860-489-7180 ext 148 for more details or visit the Summer Arts Program page on the Warner website at www.warnertheatre.org/summerartsprogram.
Scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying students.
The Summer Arts Program is sponsored by: Cigna Foundation and All-Star Transportation.
Promotional Sponsor :Lake Compounce.
About the Warner
THE WARNER THEATRE
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.