View Camp Schedule Here: Summer Camps 2019
All ETC Camps include single-point trapeze, aerial silks, acrobatics, physical theater, creative problem-solving, and performance. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they explore their potential on the mats and in the air! Campers collaborate with peers and directors as they learn partner skills, play physical theater games, and create a unique end-of-camp performance for family and friends.
Our exceptional student/teacher ratio enables our teaching artists to support the whole student, challenging campers with physical skills, while encouraging their emotional and creative growth. We value a learning environment that brings students of various ages, abilities, and backgrounds together, encouraging mentor-ship and an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect. We learn together, perform together, and grow together. When studying specific physical skills, students are divided into smaller groups, enabling our highly trained teaching artists to engage and challenge even the most experienced acrobats and aerialists! **Please let us know if your family’s acrobat would benefit from any accommodations to make their camp experience a success!**
Circus Theater Camp (ages 4 – 12, all levels)
This popular camp brings together the fun physical challenges of circus with the endless potential of storytelling to make an action-packed week of Circus Theater. Each day begins with an imagery-based warm-up, preparing campers to jump, swing, spin, and CREATE! Next, we explore physical theater concepts, playing with individual creative expression as well as collaborative group challenges.
The majority of camp is spent in smaller groups, building skills on single-point trapeze, aerial silks, acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, and more. Campers are divided by age and skill-level to ensure that each student is challenged and supported. Throughout the week students are encouraged to add their imaginations to the physical disciplines, tumbling like ninjas, spinning like cyclones, and collaborating with peers and directors to create imaginative end-of-camp performances for family and friends!
All-day camps include a trip to the park (weather permitting) and a more in depth exploration of circus theater, often including script-development, costume design, and mask-making, as well as obstacle courses and circus play.
Into the Air! (Aerial Intensive, ages 7 – 17, all levels)
Learn to fly in this week-long celebration of all things aerial! Explore single-point trapeze, hoop, silks, and invented apparatus such as aerial bike, chair, ladder and more. Build strength, confidence, and grace as you learn to dance in the air! Find your own unique movement style and work with others to craft high-flying pieces for our end-of-camp performance. Students must be approved for level 2 to participate in an Int/Adv aerial camp.
Teen Aerial (ages 11 – 17, all levels)
Learn vocabulary, improvisational techniques, and sequencing on a variety of aerial apparatus, including single-point trapeze, hoop, silks, and invented apparatus. Build core and upper body strength, confidence, and grace as you learn to fly! Apparatus will vary depending on the interests and skill levels of the students. Level 1 open to all. Students must be approved for level 2 to participate in an Int/Adv aerial camp.
Int/Adv Circus Theater Camp (ages 6 – 16, level 2+)
Ready to be challenged? This week-long intensive is for acrobats and aerialists who have strong basic technique and are ready to explore improvisation, composition, and performance skills at an intermediate or advanced level. We will divide our time between skill development, strength and conditioning, and choreography/piece creation. Cultivate your own unique movement style, collaborate with peers, and create an awe-inspiring end-of-camp performance for family and friends. Students will be divided into groups according to age and skill level. Students must be approved for level 2+ to participate.
Aerial & Acro Intensive/Audition Prep (ages 8 – 17, Adv)
Ready to take your training and technique to new heights? Planning to audition for one of our youth performance groups? This is the camp for you! Camp will include strength training, flexibility, dance technique, handstands, tumbling, partner acrobatics, single-point trapeze, aerial silks, and more. Learn new skills, perfect old favorites, and have a fabulous time in the process! You will be amazed by what you can accomplish in 1 week! Students must be approved for level 3+ to participate. (Does not end in a performance.)
See Youth Ensembles Audition Information page, for 2019 audition dates.