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LAKE PLACID CENTER for the ARTS



Camp LPCA

Hoop Dance

$125

with Samantha Yelle

Calendar Jul 11, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: 7-12

This camp series is an introduction to hoop dance. The aim is to build a strong foundation of basic movements with hula hoops. From an established base it is easy to incorporate those movements into dance. Throughout the week campers will be taking the tricks they learn each day and adding them together for a choreographed dance. 

Every class will start with stretching (yoga) to prepare our bodies for the rest of the session. Then, campers will warm-up their cores with waist hooping. In each class they cover a few fun tricks and insert them into choreography. 

As with most skills, the more time a camper puts in with their hoop the easier learning becomes. Mastery of these tricks will often take practice outside of class.

The Teacher instructs by demonstration, so the camper will be following step-by-step verbal instructions with visual cues throughout the class. 

This camp does not require any prior knowledge and plenty of hoops are provided for use. Make sure to wear comfortable/supportive shoes and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

 Cancellation Policy

  • Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.

Away With Clay

$125

with Brooke Noble

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

Ages: 7-13 

Clay may come from the earth, but the sky's the limit in this art camp! From sensational sculptures to functional pottery and more, there is no limit to the mess of fun kids will have. Tiles, animals, masks, coil patterned dishes & extruded artifacts are just some of the projects kids may explore. Finished pieces will be teaming with textures and creativity

NOTE THE DATES: This camp is held Tuesday-Friday and the following Monday

Cancellation Policy

  • Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.
Full Course

Teen Improv Comedy Camp

$125

with Joseph Conto

Calendar Aug 1, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: 13-17

Does your teen want to try their hand at learning the basics of improvisational comedy? Then this camp is for them. A week of fun filled and informative sessions with seasoned teachers Joe Conto & Amy Coddington-Burnett!

About the Instructors:

Joe Conto has been with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years.  First as a student and then as a performer and instructor.  He has taught all levels of experience as well as in classic improv formats such as Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower and Narrative.  He has performed at festivals in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Burlington and Hartford, and has also competed and placed first in Montreal’s city-wide Threepio Competition.  He has studied under improv notables Armando Diaz, Will Hines, Jill Bernard and Kirsten Rasmussen.  Joe Conto continues to teach in Montreal while employed as the Department Chair of Business & Hospitality with Paul Smith’s College.  Most recently, he has begun teaching improv in the tri-lakes area at both BluSeed Studios and Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Amy Coddington-Burnett got her start in Washington, DC with WIT (Washington Improv Theater) both as a performer and teacher.  While there, she taught both traditional improv techniques and facilitated corporate team-building workshops, using those same skills.  After relocating to Saranac Lake, she founded the troupe Gag Reflex; both a performance group and community outreach organization. She currently teaches Improv for Life Skills as an adjunct instructor at Paul Smith’s College.  Additionally, she has taught at Hochschule Munchen School in Germany for the last three summers, teaching improv to international students. 

Cancellation Policy

  •  Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.

Storming The Stage

$125

with Jessica Deeb

Calendar Aug 15, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages 6-10

Location: LPCA Theatre

Kids will find their very own star power in this terrific theater camp. Campers will dramatize some of their favorite stories and use theater games to build confidence. The camp will focus on fun and exploring imagination through improv & acting. Kids will learn to express themselves with their voices, bodies and minds while morphing into crazy characters. 

Cancellation Policy 

  • Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only. 
Full Course




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