Adventure Series - ages 3-5

Little players are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures. These classes help kids explore empathy, learn to collaborate and boost their self-esteem in a fun, joyous environment. Early childhood education specialists are a key part of our Adventure Series summer staff. Come play with us!

Adventure Series camps at Cobble Hill Playschool run July 8 - July 26. Themes include Around the World, Ocean Adventures and Carnival of Animals.

Camps in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn run weekly from July 29th - August 29. Themes include: Unicorns + Dragons, Animal Adventures, Superheroes On Stage, Ocean Adventures, and Magical Travels!

Camp in Park Slope, Brooklyn (at Berkeley Carroll School) and in Chelsea, Manhattan (Avenues) will be announced shortly.

Around the World

$365 Per Week

July 8-12 at Cobble Hill Playschool

From the myths of Greece to the fables of China, adventure with us to exciting lands rich with legends and characters.  We’ll sing, dance and (of course!) act our way across the map.  Pack your imaginations and off we go!
  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 07/08/2019 To: 07/12/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 653 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Ocean Adventures

$365 Per Week

July 15-19 at Cobble Hill Playschool

Grab your (imaginary!) goggles and join us as we become pirate princesses, sea dragons and schools of funny fish!  Travel to the ocean’s depths on fantastical creatures and learn how to build your very own seashore!  Campers create underwater worlds through improvisation, theater games and creative movement.
  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 07/15/2019 To: 07/19/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 653 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Carnival of Animals

$365 Per Week

July 22 – 26 at Cobble Hill Playschool

Kids get in touch with their inner “wild thing” and let free their dramatic imaginations using the animal kingdom as inspiration. Our adventures are based on classic stories like the Anansi legends and Aesop’s fables as well as contemporary tales like Circus Ship and Skippy Jon Jones. Storytelling through creative movement plays a key part in our adventuring. We use the orchestrations of “Carnival of Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev to explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends.

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 07/22/2019 To: 07/26/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 653 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Unicorns + Dragons

$365 Per Week

July 29 – August 2 in Carroll Gardens

Warm-up your fairy gibberish, polish your unicorn horn, and get your dragon-fire ready! Join us in this enchantment-filled exploration of mythical beings where we use legends from around the world to create our original plays as magical creatures!

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 07/29/2019 To: 08/02/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Animal Adventures

$365 Per Week

August 5-9 in Carroll Gardens

Help your favorite monkey escape from the zoo! Join the Circus Ship with a troupe of animal performers! Through theater games and improvisation, kids explore their inner Wild Thing. (Tails and tales provided)

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 08/05/2019 To: 08/09/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Superheroes On Stage

$365 Per Week

August 12-16 in Carroll Gardens

What’s that up in the air? It’s a bird…its a plane…no, it’s…A Super Kid! Whether your powers make you fly, dance, or save the world, this class is for you. Through play and performance we will explore magical creatures and characters with super-abilities.

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 08/12/2019 To: 08/16/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Ocean Adventures

$365 Per Week

August 19-23 in Carroll Gardens

Grab your (imaginary!) goggles and join us as we become pirate princesses, sea dragons and schools of funny fish! Travel to the ocean’s depths on fantastical creatures and learn how to build your very own seashore! Campers create underwater worlds through improvisation, theater games and creative movement.

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 08/19/2019 To: 08/23/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Magical Travels

$290 Per Week

August 26-29 in Carroll Gardens

From the land of the dinosaurs to outer space, we adventure across enchanted worlds and even travel through time! Join us as we use theater to explore cultures and characters in history, science and nature.

Please note this camp runs Monday – Thursday.

  • Ages: 3-5
  • From: 08/26/2019 To: 08/29/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Address: 193 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Avenues Camp

Our exciting camps come to Avenues: The World School!

In our half-day camps for PreK students, little players are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures.

Make a Musical campers spend the week exploring beloved musicals through improvisation, dance and music. Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game!

In Hogwarts School, campers work from scripts, develop characters, and collaborate with actors and directors for a production they can be proud of.

All camps culminate in a final sharing for families!

Fairy Tale Theater

$400 Per Week

What did the Three Bears really think about Goldilocks? What does Giant-Gibberish sound like? And how does it feel to dance in glass slippers? Grab your palace finery and join us in this adventurous and comedic exploration of our favorite classic and contemporary fairy tales – and you decide what happens between “once upon a time” and “happily ever after!”

  • Ages: PreK
  • From: 06/24/2019 To: 06/28/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Make a Musical: Mary Poppins

$850 Per Week

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game! Pack your valise and umbrella and join us as we soar with Mary Poppins and the Banks children. We’ll step into our chalk paintings to go on a magical adventure, make our very own kite to fly, step in time with the chimney sweeps, and have a supercalifragilistic time learning songs and dances from the beloved classic!

  • Ages: Grades K-1
  • From: 06/24/2019 To: 06/28/2019
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Hogwarts School

$850 Per Week

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World. Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final showcase. Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world. In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

  • Ages: Grades 2-5
  • From: 06/24/2019 To: 06/28/2019
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Around the World

$400 Per Week

From the myths of Greece to the fables of China, adventure with us to exciting lands rich with legends and characters. We’ll sing, dance and (of course!) act our way across the map. Pack your imaginations and off we go!

  • Ages: PreK
  • From: 07/08/2019 To: 07/12/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Make a Musical: Peter Pan

$850 Per Week

Come sing, dance and fly your way from the Darling’s home to Never Never Land as we adventure inside J.M. Barrie’s amazing tale. We will play tag with our shadows, learn to speak Tinkerbell gibberish and think our Happy Thoughts so we learn to soar! Dive in the Mermaid Lagoon, swagger on Captain Hook’s ship and sing as a Lost Kid. Join us – Peter is waiting by your window to whisk you away!

  • Ages: Grades K-1
  • From: 07/08/2019 To: 07/12/2019
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Carnival of Animals

$400 Per Week

Kids get in touch with their inner “wild thing” and let free their dramatic imaginations using the animal kingdom as inspiration. Our adventures are based on classic stories like the Anansi legends and Aesop’s fables as well as contemporary tales like Circus Ship and Skippy Jon Jones. Storytelling through creative movement plays a key part in our adventuring. We use the orchestrations of “Carnival of Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev to explore character and make exciting discoveries about ourselves and our animal friends. The final class is open to friends and family to share improvisations, theater games and our animal-movement stories!

  • Ages: PreK
  • From: 07/15/2019 To: 07/19/2019
  • Time: 9a-12p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Make a Musical: The Big Top

$850 Per Week

“Come Alive” under the big-top explore the musical-magic of the circus with Child’s Play NY! Students will draw inspiration from the history of P.T. Barnum and the plot and score of “The Greatest Showman” to create their own circus-driven plays. Additionally, music from “Barnum”, “Sideshow” and “Pippin” will be included in the showcase of their original work in the final sharing for friends and family.

  • Ages: Grades K-1
  • From: 07/15/2019 To: 07/19/2019
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 259 10th Avenue New York, NY 10001
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Berkeley Carroll Camps

Our thrilling theater camps are at Berkeley Carroll!

In our Blast Off session, campers are empowered to move, sing and act their way through classic and contemporary children’s literature and create their own adventures.

Make a Musical campers spend the week exploring beloved musicals through improvisation, dance and music. Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game!

All camps culminate in a final sharing for families!

3-2-1 Blast Off

$500 Per Week

Blast off with us into deep space. Whether you’re exploring your alien gibberish or landing on the moon like an astronaut, kids will feel like a star in this creative exploration. We’ll tie in our adventures with cool kid lit as well as popular characters from galactic adventure movies.

Note: There will be no camp on Thursday, July 4.

  • Ages: Grades K-2
  • From: 07/01/2019 To: 07/05/2019
  • Time: 8:30a-3:30p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Address: 712 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Make a Musical: The Big Top

$600 Per Week

“Come Alive” under the big-top explore the musical-magic of the circus with Child’s Play NY! Students will draw inspiration from the history of P.T. Barnum and the plot and score of “The Greatest Showman” to create their own circus-driven plays. Additionally, music from “Barnum”, “Sideshow” and “Pippin” will be included in the showcase of their original work in the final sharing for friends and family.

  • Ages: Grades K-3
  • From: 07/22/2019 To: 07/26/2019
  • Time: 8:30a-3:30p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 712 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Make a Musical: NYC Kids

$600 Per Week

Adventure with us from the streets of In the Heights all the way down to Annie’s orphanage on the Lower East Side.  Kids will dance like Sharks and Jets, play tricks on Miss Hannigan and give their regards to Broadway!

Using theater games and improv kids will learn the plot and score from such shows as Annie, West Side Story, In the Heights and more they will develop their own mini plays using the classics as a springboard. Students develop their musicality and most importantly their creativity as they play inside these great NY shows.  

  • Ages: Grades K-3
  • From: 07/29/2019 To: 08/02/2019
  • Time: 8:30a-3:30p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 712 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Make a Musical: Under the Sea

$600 Per Week

Learn to speak mermaid/merman as you swim and play with your family under the sea. Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch for a special skill that only you possess. Play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue!  Dance at the ball on your new found legs and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, and “Part of Your World”.

  • Ages: Grades K-3
  • From: 08/05/2019 To: 08/09/2019
  • Time: 8:30a-3:30p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 712 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Mini Musicals - ages 4-6

Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game! Campers spend the week exploring beloved musicals through improvisation, dance and music. Led by professionally-trained actors, kids flex their imaginative muscles and learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography. The final show of songs and games is a treat for all!

Our Mini Musicals are for ages 4-6 and take place in Fort Greene (at South Oxford Space) and in Carroll Gardens (at Cobble Hill Ballet on Court Street).

Sessions this summer include The Big Top, Moana, Mary Poppins, Pride Rock, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, NYC Kids, Under the Sea and Peter Pan.

The Big Top

$365 Per Week

July 29-August 2 in Carroll Gardens

“Come Alive” under the big-top explore the musical-magic of the circus with Child’s Play NY! Students will draw inspiration from the history of P.T. Barnum and the plot and score of “The Greatest Showman” to create their own circus-driven plays. Additionally, music from “Barnum”, “Sideshow” and “Pippin” will be included in the showcase of their original work in the final sharing for friends and family.

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 07/29/2019 To: 08/02/2019
  • Time: 9:00a-12:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Moana & Myth

$365 Per Week

August 5-9 in Carroll Gardens

Mythology & magic come alive in this magical, Moana-inspired class. Come travel with us beyond the reef to save the heart of our island! We dive into the “realm of monsters”, and shape-shift with our favorite demi-god, as we bravely find the hero inside us! We’ll craft a magical fish-hook and sing as Moana and Maui with live accompaniment! kids will learn other pacific island myths and legends to fuel their adventures. A composite of scenes & songs will be presented at the end of the week!

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/05/2019 To: 08/09/2019
  • Time: 9:00a-12:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Wizard of Oz

$365 Per Week

August 12-16 in Carroll Gardens

Let’s go “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” together in this beautiful re-imagination of the classic L. Frank Baum story.  Red-Light-Green-Light takes us through a twister and into incredible lands. Get interviewed in a Munchkin talk-show about your special profession and how you really feel about the Witch.  Explore the different physical lives of Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion while learning their signature songs.  Make your very own sleepy-flowers for the Poppy field and perform a very special task in order to make it back home to Kansas or Brooklyn!  

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/12/2019 To: 08/16/2019
  • Time: 9:00a-12:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Mary Poppins

$365 Per Week

August 12-16 in Fort Greene

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game! Pack your valise and umbrella and join us as we soar with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.  We’ll step into our chalk paintings to go on a magical adventure, make our very own kite to fly, step in time with the chimney sweeps, and have a supercalifragilistic time learning songs and dances from the beloved classic!

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/12/2019 To: 08/16/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 138 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Pride Rock

$365 Per Week

August 19-23 in Carroll Gardens

Come sing and dance to the rhythm of the pride lands! The savannah comes to life as campers play animals, birds, fish and insects as they work toward an original re-telling of the Lion King! As the “cubs” go on a thrilling quest for the crown they’ll learn musical theater skills and practice mask-making and puppetry too.

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/19/2019 To: 08/23/2019
  • Time: 9:00a-12:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Alice in Wonderland

$365 Per Week

August 19-23 in Fort Greene

Join us as we venture down rabbit holes and through the looking glass. The Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and the Jaberwocky are some of the extraordinary characters that inspire our own adventures based on Lewis Carroll classic tale. At Mad Hatter’s tea party we’ll play a wild game of musical chairs. We’ll play an adventurous game of freeze-tag among the roses in the queen’s garden. Throughout, we incorporate music from the classic Disney film, as well as other adaptations.

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/19/2019 To: 08/23/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 138 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Mary Poppins

$290 Per Week

August 26-29 in Carroll Gardens

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game! Pack your valise and umbrella and join us as we soar with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.  We’ll step into our chalk paintings to go on a magical adventure, make our very own kite to fly, step in time with the chimney sweeps, and have a supercalifragilistic time learning songs and dances from the beloved classic!

Please note this camp runs Monday-Thursday.

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/26/2019 To: 08/29/2019
  • Time: 9:00a-12:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Address: 232 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Pride Rock

$290 Per Week

August 26-29 in Fort Greene

Come sing and dance to the rhythm of the pride lands! The savannah comes to life as campers play animals, birds, fish and insects as they work toward an original re-telling of the Lion King! As the “cubs” go on a thrilling quest for the crown they’ll learn musical theater skills and practice mask-making and puppetry too.

Please note this camp runs from Monday-Thursday.

  • Ages: 4-6
  • From: 08/26/2019 To: 08/29/2019
  • Time: 9:15a-12:15p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Address: 138 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Players Series - ages 7-11

Players start the week with a clear goal at hand…a play by Friday! Kids work from scripts, develop characters, and collaborate with actors and directors for a production they can be proud of. Improvisation and theater games spark creativity as campers rehearse for their performance. A great week for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble.

Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. Depending on the session they also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.

Sessions for ages 7-11 in Brooklyn Heights will include Adventures in Musical Theater, Shakespeare Players: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Mythology Players and Hogwarts School.

Adventures in Musical Theater

$465 Per Week

July 29-August 2 in Brooklyn Heights

Campers work with a Director, Music Director and Choreographer on the techniques of acting, singing, and dance during rehearsals of a fully staged musical theater production. They learn how to use their bodies and voices as instruments of expression while fully developing their characters through their acting work.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 07/29/2019 To: 08/02/2019
  • Time: 12:30p-4:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 182 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Shakespeare Players: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

$465 Per Week

August 5-9 in Brooklyn Heights

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

What happens when you cross some mischievous fairies, four star-crossed lovers and some guys trying to put on a play? Join us for an enchanted adventure into one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies!

Young people become confident with Shakespeare’s world, language and characters as they learn how to interpret a role with technique and courage. Classically trained professional actors assist the players in their physical, vocal and emotional transformations.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 08/05/2019 To: 08/09/2019
  • Time: 12:30p-4:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 182 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Mythology Players

$465 Per Week

August 12-16 in Brooklyn Heights

Ever wonder what the snakes on Medusa’s head talk about? Ever seen an infomercial for Arachne’s loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic week, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and perform short plays based on classic tales! Part acting class, part improv class, kids create their own myth mash-up in addition to staging scripted one-acts. This is a great early exposure to mythology and scene study technique.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 08/12/2019 To: 08/16/2019
  • Time: 12:30p-4:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 182 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Hogwarts School

$465 Per Week

August 19-23 in Brooklyn Heights

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World.   Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final showcase.   Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world.  In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

  • Ages: 7-11
  • From: 08/19/2019 To: 08/23/2019
  • Time: 12:30p-4:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 182 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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“Jocelyn was an exceptional addition to my classroom community . Though our class had a set of diverse needs, Jocelyn was able to seamlessly integrate every child in our into the drama experience, mentoring them along the way. With Jocelyn’s facilitation, our students became reflective and confident performers in our original play production of “Bullied: the musical”. Her gentle yet powerful presence in our classroom was well received by all, My co teacher and I have already recruited her help with our class play this school year and we will most definitely work with her in the future. I recommend her wholeheartedly to classrooms citywide.”
Tara Cox, PS3