SPARC Your Imagination This Summer: Summer 2014 Camps, Productions and More!


The School of Performing Arts in the Richmond community – SPARC – has provided incredible performing arts experience to students in the Richmond area for over 30 years. SPARC has full-day and half-day camps for students ages 4 to 18. Our summer camps are filled with singing, acting, dancing, friends and fun! With camps from June to August, every student can find a camp to make them shine.

Cheryl Lage of wrote in her article, ‘Fanning the SPARC’:

“As a part-time (9-3:30 daily) working-in-an-office mama, the timing seemed ideal . . .confidence levels rose. Comfort acting, singing and dancing translates well to increased ease in presenting oral reports, speaking at assemblies, conveying the morning announcements. Thank you, SPARC. We’ll be back…probably this summer!”

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SPARCCamps for Ages 4 to 9

SPARCLERS Jr. (ages 4-5) and SPARCLERS (ages 6-8)

Three 2-week sessions to choose from!

Each session of camp will bring to life a different beloved children’s tale so campers can participate in multiple sessions and get a unique experience each time! Throughout the session, campers will learn the building blocks of performance – singing, acting and dancing – as they work together to create a final show.

SPARCLERS camp runs from 9a to 3pm and the younger camp, SPARCLERS Jr. runs from 9a to 1p. After-care for SPARCLERS Jr. is available from 1:00 to 3DSC_8552:00pm. Students must bring their lunch to camp every day. Come explore a camp filled with imagination, friends and fun!

Session One: June 16 – 27 | Epiphany Lutheran Church
Theme of performance material: The Land of Oz

Session Two: July 7- 18 | Congregation Or Ami
Theme of performance material: Busytown by Richard Scarry

Session Three: July 21 – August 1 | Congregation Or Ami
Theme of performance material: The Adventures of Peter and Wendy

August Adventure Jr.

In partnership, SPARC and Cadence Theatre Company present Disney’s Jungle Book Kids, where the jungle is jumpin’ with jazz! Campers will enjoy rotations of singing, dancing, arts and crafts, and acting as they collaborate to stage this beloved musical!

Students must bring their lunch each day. Students aged 4-7 will attend from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with optional after-care available from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Students aged 7-9 will attend from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 August 11 – 22 | Location One: St. Mary’s, Location Two: St. Cat’s

Ages 9 to 14

BRAVO JR.! (Rising 4th-5th Grades, Ages 9-10)

This engaging summer camp offers a daily rotation of creative performing arts training taught by some of Richmond’s leading professional artists!

June 16 – July 11 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Tuckahoe Presbyterian

BRAVO! (Rising 6th-8th Grades, Ages 11-14)

BRAVO! is our most popular summer camp! Each day is filled with engaging performance arts activities such as; acting workshops, musical theatre training, audition skill building, creative movement and artistic collaborations. Students work with professional guest artists to learn about visual arts, stage combat, stage make-up and much more!

June 16 – July 11 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Collegiate School

August Adventure (Ages 10-13)

The smash hit musical comes to life on our stage in Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.! SPARC, in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, will work with campers on all aspects of performance; acting, singing, dancing, props design, set design, costume design and more as they work together to stage the popular show. St.


August 11 – 22 | Location One: St. Mary’s, Location Two: St. Cat’s

SummerStarz Touring Ensemble (By Audition) (Rising 4th-9th Grades, Ages 9-14)

Each summer, SPARC’s SummerStarz performing ensemble brings a free, family-friendly performance to over 1,000 people in the community. In 2014, SummerStarz will perform the American jukebox musical All Shook Up, featuring the music of Elvis Presley. Directed by Joy Garrett and Jason Marks, Summerstarz rehearses for five weeks and then tours the Metro Richmond area for several performances, from July 21-25, 2014.

June 16 – July 25 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | SPARC Center + Tour

Ages 13 to 18

ADVANCED BRAVO! (Rising 9th – 12th, Ages 14-18)

Designed for the upper level teen who wants to dive into the world of acting, comedy and script writing. Elements of comedy improv, acting and scene work will be the focus, but students will enjoy additional workshops on music, dance, visual arts, combat, and many other exciting theatrical techniques.

June 16 – July 11 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Collegiate School

SUMMER STUDIO (Rising 8th – 12th, Ages 14-18)

Students will focus on monologue selections, character development and audition management practices (deportment, headshots, resumes, etc.) under the guidance of experienced professionals. At the end of the workshop, on August 22nd, students will receive the rare opportunity to showcase their audition pieces for professional directors and performing artists from the Richmond community.


August 11 – 22 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | SPARC Center

SUMMER STOCK (Rising 9th – H.S. Graduates, Ages 14-18)

Each summer, SPARC has produced a main stage musical featuring some of Richmond’s finest teenage talentMacbeth will be directed by Richmond favorite James Ricks, and the performance will be July 17-21 at SPARC’s Sara Belle November Educational Theater. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be directed by Debra Clinton, with musical direction by Blanton Bradley, and the performance will be July 24-August 3, also at SPARC’s Sara Belle November Educational Theater.


June 16 – August 3 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm | SPARC Center

SUMMER STOCK TECHNICAL INTERNSHIPS (Rising 7th – H.S. Graduates, Ages 12-18)

Students will get hands on instruction from theater professionals in all basic areas of technical theater: set design and construction, costumes, lighting, sound, and stage management. Interested students are also offered the opportunity to gain practical experience working tech for some of SPARC’s summer productions after this four-week program ends.

June 16 – July 11 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm | SPARC Center

SUMMER REGISTRATION: Begins on January 31st for most camps and February 3rd for August Adventure

Please call or to register for classes. For enrollment information call (804) 353-3393 ex 221 or email

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