Summer Camp Let's Dance: Hairspray!
In this four day summer camp, students will get moving to four different songs from the musical Hairspray!
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
557 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 78 learners
learners per class
$20 per class
Meets 4x per week
Over 1 week
60 minutes per class
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We can't stop the beat! In this four day camp, students will get moving to four different songs from the musical Hairspray! Come with some dance experience or none at all; this camp is designed to get you dancing AND have fun! We will begin each class with a brief check in to see what kind of energy everyone is bringing with them, then a brief warm up to wake up our bodies and feel out the space, and then move on to learning a beginner dance combination set to about a minute of a song from...
This class is taught in English.
By the end of our session students will have a new knowledge of different types of dance steps used in traditional musical theater choreography, as well as how to piece together different portions of a combination. The final task of adding character or specific emotions to the dance helps them to give life to their movement and focus more on the storytelling than on getting every move perfect. They will also develop their confidence in performing in front of others and using their body in a new athletic way. Our discussion/debate period allows students to also communicate with others in their age group and become part of a community across the world. They might also learn a new song!
As a baby, preschool, and elementary theatre and music teacher, I have worked with students ages 5 months to 12 years in this format. I believe that moving our bodies is a great way to keep kids active and discover new ways to be creative, while challenging them to remember specific movements in a piece of music keeps their brains sharp. This is a unique class in that students have the chance to perform Broadway style dance combinations from their living rooms!
Students should be in a space where they have room to move (seated with headphones is not advisable for this class!). Students should also wear sensible footwear (no open toe shoes or heels). Barefoot or socked feet are welcome! Please also have water, juice, lemonade, or some type of liquid nearby to stay hydrated throughout class (soda would not be the best choice to stay hydrated!). The following is OPTIONAL: If the student chooses, they may have costume pieces that are in the style of Hairspray to put on for our final performance in the last five minutes of class. Please note the teacher will not appear in costume to make everyone feel comfortable, and remind everyone that you don't have to have a costume to have a good time!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
4 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students should be in a space where they have room to move (seated with headphones is not advisable for this class!). Students should also wear sensible footwear (no open toe shoes or heels). Barefoot or socked feet are welcome! Please also have water, juice, lemonade, or some type of liquid nearby to stay hydrated throughout class (soda would not be the best choice to stay hydrated!). This is reiterated in the supply section for safety!
Lauryn Morgan Thomas
Teaching Artist and Theater Maker
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
557 total reviews
275 completed classes
Hello! My name is Lauryn, and I can’t wait to learn with you! As a professional actor and musician, I believe we are the most well-rounded humans when we use the arts to learn more about communication, self-expression, and storytelling. I have had...