Basseterre, St. Kitts- The Children’s Dance Theatre, the Fireflies Dance School, Creative Sole Dance Company and the CFBC Dance Ensemble have once again joined forces to present a follow up edition of a marine based Stars of Tomorrow Performing Arts Camp which started on Saturday July 18th, 2015. The exciting summer experience is sponsored by the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, the main aim being the promotion of the protection, preservation and appreciation of the marine environment. However, local corporate citizens including LIME St. Kitts- Nevis, S.L. Horsfords and Co Ltd, Phindelle, Plush Accessories, The Eco Friends, TDC, Refresh Bar, Food Center and Carib Brewery have willingly provided assistance for this year’s camp.
According to Camp Co- Director, Ozelle Martin, “The goals of our camp are simple. We intend to empower young people to utilize the expressive arts as a powerful tool to gain knowledge and convey information regarding pressing social issues. We also would like to instill a renewed sense of optimism for the future of our youth while building their self-confidence and self-esteem.” Co-Director Martin firmly believes that engagement in the performing arts deepens our youth’s overall knowledge as well as their social and emotional development. Miss Martin further stated that: “The arts equip our youth with countless transferable skills, no matter their career path. It is through the arts that our youth become creative thinkers, problem solvers, strong verbal and non-verbal communicators, and collaborators. They master the art of focus, dedication, reading comprehension and they learn to hold themselves accountable.”
The Stars of Tomorrow Performing Arts Camp’s curriculum, delivered by trained camp leaders, includes dance performance, musical theatre, arts and crafts, fashion and costume design, gymnastics and modeling. The camp leaders are amongst the best and brightest in the Federation and they compliment each other very well. Some are trained dancers, singers, steel pan players, pianists, former pageant queens, gymnasts and musicians. They are passionate about the performing arts and they are ready to share their knowledge and experience with our campers. Campers will also engage in field trips. SeaVenture: The SeaQuel will culminate with a grand recital and exhibition on Monday July 27th at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium (ECCB) at 6 pm. Here, campers will display their knowledge of the marine environment through the arts to the general public to the general public.
The Stars of Tomorrow Performing Arts program will also feature renowned guest instructors, including the Former National Carnival Queen and the Reigning Miss Jaycees International, Kaeve Armstrong; the Reigning National Carnival Queen, Tishima Browne; the Chief Executive Officer of St. Kitts Fashion Events, Kirah Griffin and the Former Junior Calypso Monarch, Christian Nathaniel. Once again Ms Heidi Slack, Ms Julie Martin and Ms Shirley Adams are onboard offering their expertise. Ms Desi Brown is also serving on the team for the first time this year.
The Stars of Tomorrow Performing Arts Camp was born in 2004 out of the desire to fuel a burning passion for the performing arts in St. Kitts-Nevis. This year, it is hoped that the campers are not only viewed as budding performing artists but also as advocates for our friends who reside under the sea.
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