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Classes, Camps & Workshops

WCPR works with a variety of performance professionals to bring you performance-related classes, camps and workshops.  Here you can find a variety of options, such as our popular Musical Theatre Experience Program and Little Stars as well as other opportunities in Scene Study, Audition Prep, Broadway favorites, and more. 

Summer Camps 2023:


Princess Academy 2023 (Instagram Post (Square)) - CopyPrincess Academy
Cost: $135.00 + $25.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 4 - 8
Instructor: Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties

This magical summer camp includes one-on-one time with 5 different princesses (one on each day of camp), princess boutique makeovers, various games/activities, and photos with their favorite princess. In addition, there will be princess lessons, crafts, sing-along, story time, and dance parties. The camp concludes with the little princesses participating in a special performance and coronation ceremony that crowns them as official princesses! 

Our camp options are:

Location: Nolensville Rec Center
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 19 - 23
Schedule: 9:00 am - 12 noon or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Location: Franklin Rec Center
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28 
Schedule: 9:00 am - 12 noon or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


Super Hero Camps 2023 (Instagram Post (Square)) - CopySuper Hero Academy
Cost: $135.00 + $25.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 4 - 8
Instructor: Dreams Do Come True 

In this top secret classified course at Super Hero Academy, young campers will be immersed in the universe of their favorite Marvel and DC super heroes, taking part in exciting new missions each and every day. While making newfound friends and allies, campers will have the fantastic opportunity to take home all their creative projects for friends and family to enjoy, as well as their own personalized superhero certificate of achievement. Each day a different super hero provides super hero training on good manners, teamwork, confidence, and self-expression through fun crafts, games, and activities. The last day of camp includes American Justice Induction for each camper.

Our camp options are:

Location: Nolensville Rec Center
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 19 - 23
Schedule: 9:00 am - 12 noon or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Location: Franklin Rec Center
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28 
Schedule: 9:00 am - 12 noon or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.


Little Stars Disney Camp 2023 (Instagram Post (Square))Little Stars Disney Camp
Cost: $135.00 + $15.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 4.5 - 8
Instructor: Ashley Taft

Calling all future performers! Does your little one love to Sing, Dance, or Act? Our popular weekly musical theatre class for our youngest performers has a summer camp option with a Disney theme. We will learn songs, put dance movement to them, learn lines, and present it to family and friends in an exciting Showcase the last half hour of camp on Friday. This camp is a great way to gain confidence, develop performance skills, and have fun.  

Our camp options are:

Location: Longview Rec Center (Spring Hill)
Dates:
Monday – Friday, July 10 - 14
Schedule:
9:00 am - 12 noon 

Location: Nolensville Rec Center
Dates:
Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28 
Schedule:
12:30 – 3:30pm

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Annie KIDS Summer Camp SquareAnnie Kids Musical Theatre Camp
Cost: $350 + $25 Supply Fee
Ages: 6 - 12
Instructor: Ashley Taft

Our fun-filled musical theatre summer camp is a Kids version full-production 2-week camp that culminates in a final performance on Friday, June 30 at 5:30pm. (Campers will start rehearsal at 11:00am on Friday, have pizza at 4:00pm, then have their 5:30pm performance on Friday.) Participants will be trained in acting, singing, and dancing while rehearsing for the musical theatre production of Annie Kids. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.  (Annie KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.) 

Note: There is a $25 sibling discount (starting with 2nd sibling) if siblings register in same transaction. 

Location: College Grove Artsitorium
Dates/Schedule:
Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23 and Monday – Thursday, June 26- 29 from 9:00am – 3:00pm; Friday, June 30 from 11:00 am – 6:00pm (Performance at 5:30pm) 

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Camp Aloha (Instagram Post (Square))Camp Aloha
Cost: $135.00 + $25.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 7 - 11
Instructor: Jenae Chuor 

Join us for a week of exploring the sights and sounds of Hawaiian culture! We will make handcrafted leis, create and spin poi balls, learn how to hula dance, paint beach scenes and more. This camp is full of fun summer vibes! Parents are invited the last half hour on Friday to come see a performance showcasing what the campers have learned. 

Our camp options are:


Location: Enrichment Center (Franklin)
Dates:
Monday – Friday, June 26 - 30
Schedule:
9:00 am - 12 noon 

Location: Longview Rec Center (Spring Hill)
Dates:
Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28 
Schedule:
9:00 am - 12 noon 

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Spotlight MT Camps 2023 (Instagram Post (Square))SPOTLIGHT MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS

“Spotlight on Movies” Musical Theatre Camp
Cost: $180.00 + $15.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 8 - 12
Instructor: Julia Nolan

Spend the week learning and performing some of the biggest show-stopping songs and scenes from Hollywood’s Favorite Movie Musicals, such as Encanto, Frozen, La La Land, Hairspray and The Greatest Showman. Kids in this one-week program will sing, dance, act, and create! Every child gets their own chance to shine and will receive individualized instruction in musical theatre. Perfect for those who are just beginning to explore their interest in theatre or those who are more experienced. Our action-packed, fun-filled week consists of theatre games (and lots of ‘em), all while preparing a cabaret-style revue for friends and family the last hour of camp on Friday. 

Location: Nolensville Rec Center
Dates:
Tuesday – Friday, May 30 – June 2
Schedule:
9:00 am – 3:00pm

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

“Spotlight on Broadway” Musical Theatre Camp
Cost: $225.00 + $15.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 10 – 14 
Instructor: Julia Nolan


Spend the week learning and performing some of the biggest show-stopping songs and scenes from Broadway Plays, such as Annie, Wicked, Hamilton, and Lion King. Kids in this one-week program will sing, dance, act, and create! Every child gets their own chance to shine and will receive individualized instruction in musical theatre. Perfect for those who are just beginning to explore their interest in theatre or those who are more experienced. Our action-packed, fun-filled week consists of theatre games (and lots of ‘em), all while preparing a cabaret-style revue for friends and family the last hour of camp on Friday. 

Our camp options are:

Location: Franklin Rec Center
Dates:
Monday – Friday, June 12 – 16 
Schedule:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Location: Nolensville Rec Center
Dates:
Monday – Friday, July 10 - 14 
Schedule:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click HERE to register beginning March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Scene & Sing Camp (Instagram Post (Square)) - CopyScene and Sing Camp  
Cost: $225.00 + $15.00 Supply Fee
Ages: 13 – 18 
Instructor: Kaleb Stone

Campers will spend time honing their skills in acting and singing in this camp designed for teens. Campers will explore how to apply a back story to the characters and explore various acting techniques while working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues – some humorous, some dramatic, and some topical. They will also have an opportunity to work on chosen songs with an experienced music director to gain strength and confidence in their voices.  Great opportunity to prepare for fall auditions! The last day of camp ends with a showcase at 2pm Friday for friends and family.  

Location: Performing Arts Center (Franklin)
Dates:
Monday – Friday, June 26 - 30
Schedule:
9:00 am – 3:00pm

Click HERE to register beginning
March 1.

For more information, please contact Alison Worden at Alison.Worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

Our Instructors: 

Ashley Taft headshot - CopyAshley Taft
Ashley Taft (Little Stars) is a veteran of the theater, both on stage and behind the scenes. She is going on 20 years of working with local Children's Theater wearing the hats of Director, Producer, and Musical Director. She is an experienced professional vocalist who has trained in both Nashville and Los Angeles, and has performed in Los Angeles with Civic Light Opera professional theater. Ashley has owned her own Vocal Studio business teaching beginners and intermediate singers how to reach their full potential, until a couple of years ago when she, her husband, and 4 kids moved to Spring Hill from Southern California. Ashley created the Little Stars program with Parks and Rec and enjoys bringing new opportunities to young performers. 


juliaJulia Nolan
Julia Nolan (Musical Theatre Experience Program), with Center Stage Entertainment, has an extensive background in all aspects of the performing arts industry. A graduate of Wagner College in New York City, she has toured the world, appeared in Las Vegas and on cruise ships, performed with Lee Greenwood and Earth, Wind and Fire, appeared in commercials, and had several number one hits in Japan. Prior to moving to Franklin, Julia created The Foundation for Performing Arts in Idaho that produced numerous children's theatre productions each year. Her love of directing and writing revue shows has been seen in many different schools and theatres across the country. Julia is the instructor/director of WCPR's popular Musical Theatre Experience Program. 


For questions regarding WCPR's Children's Theatre Programs or to be added to the Children/Youth Theatre e-mail list, please contact Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
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