Kids in the Huron Valley School District who aspire to become the next Taylor Swift or iCarly star will be given the opportunity to sing, dance and show off their talents during a trio of courses this month.
Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education, in conjunction with the Creative Company, a dance company based in South Lyon, will be offering the unique enrichment classes, “Crazy ’bout ‘I Carly,’” “Kickin’ It Cool Like Taylor Swift!,” and “Lights, Camera, Acting!”
“These are theme-based camps that go with the trends kids are interested in right now,” said Community School and Fitness Coordinator Christy Gow.
“Kickin’ It Cool Like Taylor Swift!” is slated for Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School for kids ages 4-11. The one-day country camp is packed with everything Taylor Swift. Participants will take singing lessons, jam to Swift’s lyrics, and learn a dance routine to one of her songs. The kids will play games, create a “Taylor Craft,” and become masters of “Taylor Trivia.”
On Monday, Aug. 22, kids ages 4-11 will go “Crazy ’bout ‘I Carly.” The one-day camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Milford High School’s multi-purpose room. Students will take part in all kinds of games, crafts, skits, and adventures that iCarly and her crew would enjoy. Children will create sculptures, do blind-folded taste tests, and, just like the iCarly crew, kids will post a video of themselves acting on the web.
Lastly, on Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25, kids will be taught all the dimensions of acting, singing, and musical theater during “Lights, Camera, Acting!” The camp takes place from 1-4 p.m. at the Baker Center in downtown Milford. Both actors and actresses will enjoy games, activities and crafts, along with being taught lessons in singing and musical theater.
“This camp offers students a taste of theater, singing and dancing — they put a show on at the end of the week,” Gow said.
The deadline to register for each course is two business days before the start of each program. Register by visiting huronvalleyrec.com.