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9 Visual and Performing Art Summer Camps in New York City

By Savannah Cox | February 8, 2016 12:19pm
 Campers learn to make original rock and pop music at Replay Music Studios.
Campers learn to make original rock and pop music at Replay Music Studios.
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NEW YORK CITY — Studying the arts can produce more than a pretty picture or song; it can also help teach your child how to work with others and express themselves.

In a city known for its vibrant arts and music scene, New York offers a wide array of summer camps for your child to tap into their creativity.

Outside of a creative studio environment, "these kids might not ever interact with each other," Replay Music Studios owner John Rubin said. "But in the studio, with a common goal, they treat each other as peers and learn from one another."

Rubin adds that acquainting oneself with the arts outside of a traditional classroom environment gives kids more autonomy in the creative process, which yields results that can be applied away from the studio.

"Even though teachers are in the room to provide guidance and supplies, the direction...is determined by the kids," Rubin said. "And so they're putting themselves out there, opening their minds to new ideas, and increasing their confidence...it's a great thing to see."

To help make finding these environments a bit easier, DNAinfo New York has offered up several visual and performance art camps throughout the city where your child can develop their creativity this summer:

► Musical Drama and Dance at BAM
Where: 321 Ashland Place, Fort Greene
When: July 18 to 29
Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (July 18-22) and Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (July 25-29)
Ages: 10 to 15
Activities: Make own piece of theater with Tony Award-winning actor Ben Harney.
Pricing: $725
Registration deadline: Financial aid deadline is April 18

► New Victory Theater
Where: 229 W 42nd St., Times Square
When: 7 to 11
Weeks: July 18 to July 22
Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities: Songwriting, dance, singing, acting, directing and design
Pricing: $450 for members, $500 for non-members
Registration deadline: First come, first served

► Replay Music Studios
Where: 421 Hudson St., West Village
When: June 20 to 24, June 27 to July 1, July 4 to 8, July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22, July 25 to 29, August 1 to 5, August 8 to 12
Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 8 to 18
Activities: Musical arrangement and collaboration, songwriting, recording, and live performances
Pricing: $520
Registration deadline: First come, first served

► Applause NY
Where: 184 E. 76th St., Upper East Side
When: June 6 to 9; June 13 to 16, June 20 to 23
Days and hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ages: 3 to 5
Activities: Acting games; hip-hop; singing, arts and crafts
Pricing: $400
Registration deadline: First come, first served

► Atlantic Acting School
Where: 76 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
When: Programs begin on June 20 and end on Aug. 12
Days and hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ages 4-5), Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ages 5-11), Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Young Actors Workshop), Mondays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Summer Teen Ensemble), Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (College Audition Summer Intensive)
Ages: 4 to 18
Activities: Creative writing, music, art, costume play, acting technique, improv, costume and set design workshops, voice, speech and movement classes, film projects
Pricing: $395-$2,500, depending on the program and number of weeks chosen
Registration deadline: April 18 deadline for the Summer Teen Ensemble; otherwise all programs are first-come, first-served

► The Calhoun School
Where: 433 West End Ave., Upper West Side
When: June 27 to July 29; June 15 to 17, June 24 to 26
Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (pre-K to third grade), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Summer Shakespeare program); Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Summer Jazz program), Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Summer Music program)
Ages: 3 to 18
Activities: Theater and movement, music, outdoor play, set design, music theory, and improv, among others.
Pricing: $425 to $3,000, depending on program and number of weeks chosen
Registration deadline: First come, first served

► Little Red Schoolhouse
Where: 40 Charlton St., Greenwich Village
When: June 27 to July 8; July 11 to July 22, July 25 to August 5
Days and hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 13
Activities: Musical theater workshops that culminate in live performance; art studio with clay, paint, carving, dyeing and printing workshops
Pricing: $1,460 per session
Registration deadline: Registration begins on March 15

 Curtain Up Kids
Where: 18 W. 18th St., Union Square and 115 MacDougal St., Greenwich Village
When: July 25 to 29; August 1 to 19
Days and hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 16
Activities: Participants rehearse their favorite musical for a performance at an off-Broadway theater
Pricing: $350 to $1,235, depending on number of weeks chosen
Registration deadline: First come, first served

► Wet Paint Art Studio
Where: 118 Chambers St., TriBeCa
When: July 11 to 29
Days and hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 7 to 13
Activities: Outdoor drawing and painting at city parks; sketching historical buildings, visiting and drawing at an art museum
Pricing: $950 to $2,775 depending on number of weeks chosen
Registration deadline: First come, first-served

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