LATIN, MUSIC, & THEATRE SUMMER PROGRAMS
Note: Non-Dominion friends and family members may attend these camps, so please feel free to invite friends from other schools!
LATIN CAMP (for students entering grades 7-8)
Miss Megan Sweeney
This camp will provide a week-long overview of the Latin basics for new or returning rising seventh and eighth graders. This camp is required for students who are entering Dominion and have not previously taken a Latin class if they would like to receive high school credit for Latin I & Latin II. It is also helpful for students who would like additional review or instruction in Latin over the summer. We will discuss how Latin works as an inflected language and be introduced to how we construct and translate Latin nouns and verbs. All noun endings will be covered as well as all verb tenses. Whether you are new to the language or just need a review, this camp will provide students with the foundation needed to understand new, more nuanced grammar concepts to be discovered in the subsequent school year.
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (students should plan to bring a lunch)
Location: LS Campus
MUSIC CAMP – IN PERFECT HARMONY (for students entering grades 5-12)
Mrs. Sharon Bernson
Students will enjoy a fun compilation of vocal exercises, breathing techniques, vocal support, and diction. Repertoire will include a Bach chorale or traditional hymn, a modern choral arrangement, and a piece that includes classical four-part harmony. One of these pieces will be selected and sung in the Dominion convocation ceremony at the start of school.
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: US Campus
THEATRE – ENLIVENING THE MORAL IMAGINATION THROUGH STORY
Mr. Dan Roche
OPTION 1: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Performance Camp (for students entering grades 4-7)
A 10-day intensive acting training and performance camp. Students will learn to further develop voice and body, improvisational techniques, skills such as stilt walking and some acrobatics. A fully- costumed production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be presented on the last day in a festive locale! "I realized in that moment, 'I must find an heir'!" (Willy Wonka). Limited to 20 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates: Monday - Friday, July 9-20 (10 days total), 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: LS Campus
Performance: Friday July 20th at 5:00 p.m. (Festive locale TBA!)
Fee: $310 (includes costuming to be provided, and camp beverages & snacks daily)
OPTION 2: FAIRY TALES - BUILDING THE MORAL IMAGINATION (for students entering grades K-3)
A week-long intensive into the foundations of acting for very young children. Exercises to build voice and body, and to further develop imagination. We will explore a classic Fairy Tale each day as well as have fun casting the roles and acting it out (with a treasure trunk full of swords, capes, puppets, crowns, etc.). Then we will zero in and discuss and explore further the important virtue in each day's tale. This camp is limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: LS Campus
Performance: Last day of the week-long workshop (Friday August 17) at noon at the lower school campus