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Summer in the Arts

Summer at CEA continues Conchita's philosophy of providing flexible options for integrating your child's summer with creativity, adventure, and intellectual and artistic growth.  Students have the option of participating in three- or six-week programs through a variety of experiences.

Our ten-acre campus with its state-of-the-art theatre, multiple dance and music studios, art studio and kiln room provide the perfect environment for students to engage their passions and talents.  Programs under the direction and supervision of our own professionals are designed for students to develop and enrich their talents, spark creativity and wonder, and provide the time to delve deeper into their spirits.  All programs include outdoor, organized play and water fun.

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Summer programs include:

  • DANCE INTENSIVE
  • MUSIC INTENSIVE
  • THEATRE INTENSIVE
  • ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS
  • ART INTENSIVE
  • TECH CAMP
  • SPORTS INTENSIVES
  • VOICE

Dance Intensive

Session 1:

Ballet, Modern, Lyrical and Jazz
(by invitation or audition only)

 

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The summer dance intensive, led by Danella Bedford, is designed to strengthen the students' knowledge of dance technique, develop their creative capabilities through choreography, and learn to value and nurture their bodies through various experiences in yoga, pilates, and nutrition, among other classes, at an age-appropriate level, all of which assist the dancer in achieving a state of overall well-being.

Curriculum

The curriculum divides students into four groups, which according to age and level as determined by the teacher, will include:

  • Technique in ballet
  • Choreography in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and/or jazz
  • Gymnastics, for flexibility and core strength
  • Acting/Theatre
  • Sewing (using needle and thread)
  • Age appropriate study of Dance History
  • National Dance/Folklore
  • Choreographic Competition with professional judges
  • Preparation for a cumulative end-of-course performance, which will include group choreographies as well as the choreography and staging of an original ballet, which will be determined by the teacher upon review of the group levels

The program also includes master classes from guest teachers. Some past master classes have included ballet, improvisation, jazz, hip hop, pilates, yoga, and nutrition, which combined will assist the dancer in achieving a higher level of overall health and well-being for the body, the mind, and the spirit.

Daily Activities

Morning: All groups will have a daily ballet technique class, as it is the foundation for all levels.

Younger groups have classes in:

  • Gymnastics (for flexibility and core strength)
  • Acting/Theatre
  • Sewing
  • Jazz
  • National Dance / Folklore
  • Study of dance history through the use of games and play

Older groups will have classes in:

  • Choreography
  • Dance History
  • Contemporary dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Preparation for choreographic competition with professional judges

Afternoons are dedicated to choreography and staging for the end-of-summer student showcase. The showcase will feature individual group choreographies by age and level from each of our qualified teachers, as well as an original ballet, in which all groups will participate. Som e past ballets have included Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland.

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $860

 

Session 2:

Spanish Dance
(by invitation or audition only)

 

July 3 - July 21

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The summer Spanish dance intensive, led by Marisol Moreno, is designed to strengthen the students' knowledge of the different styles of Spanish dance and develop their expressive capabilities through a valuing of their bodies, their emotions, and their minds.

Curriculum

The curriculum divides students into three groups, which according to age and level, will include:

- Technique and choreography in Escuela Bolera, jota, and classical Spanish dance

- Flamenco with live musicians (guitarist, singer, percussionist)

- Study of props, such as fan, shawl, and/or bata de cola

- Age appropriate study of the history and evolution of Spanish dance, anatomy for dancers, and stage makeup

- Preparation for end-of-summer showcase

Daily Activities

Group I:

- Introduction to Escuela Bolera and technique
- Introduction to Aragonese folkloric dance (jota aragonesa) and basic technique
- Technique: castanets, turns
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: Tangos rhythm and introduction to jaleos

Group II:

- Escuela Bolera technique and repertoire (Ole de la Curra)
- Jota Aragonesa technique and choreography (Bolero de Caspe)
- Technique: castanets, turns
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: Alegrias rhythm and compás class with cajón

Group III:

- Escuela Bolera technique and repertoire (Ole de la Curra, Malagueñas, Bolero Liso)
- Technique: castanets, turns, and style
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: cantes de ida y vuelta and compás class with cajón

*All groups will work with live musicians (guitarist, singer, and percussionist) on different levels, which will include compás, jaleos, and different rhythms.
*Props, such as the fan, the shawl, and the bata de cola will be incorporated into the dance at the instructor's discretion depending on the capabilities of the group.
*Each day will include 60 to 90 minutes of theory, which will include:

  • History and evolution of Spanish dance
  • Anatomy for dancers
  • Stage makeup and theatrical tools, such as props, which encourage teamwork and broaden the students' vision of the many elements involved in creating and mounting a theatre production.

*All students will be invited to participate in the end of summer showcase, which will be mounted during the intensive.

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

Full Summer:

June 12 – July 21     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Early Registration before May 1   $1,200
Late Registration after May 1      $1,300

 

Music Intensive

(for students entering 3rd through 8th grades)

CEA's Summer Music Intensive, led by classically-trained musicians Norman Milanes and Tania Nuñez, is a program designed for students in grades 3 and up who wish to develop their music skills. Classes will include instrumental ensemble, history of music, and music theory. Our young musicians will be able to further develop their skills in the instruments of choice, as well as have the chance to try new musical instruments and experience the joy of playing in an ensemble. Each of the three-week sessions will have distinct theme and will culminate in a live musical performance in the Rosita Segovia Theatre.

Students may also continue their private music lessons with their assigned music teachers.

Session 1:

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Session 2:

July 3- July 21

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1     $850


Full Summer:

June 12 – July 21     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1    $1,200
Late Registration after May 1       $1,300

Theatre Intensive

(for students entering 4th through 8th grades)

The Summer Intensive Theatre Program, led by Mr. Ean Kessler, is for young actors who are interested in a summer full of theatre classes, intense learning, and a lot of fun. Students spend three weeks immersed in conservatory –level theatre classes including technique, scene study, theatre games, movement, improvisation, playwriting and more. A showcase is presented for an invited audience on the final week. Actors are grouped in Junior (4th and 5th graders) and Senior (6th, 7th and 8th) levels.

Students will participate in summer camp-wide field trips, as they are part of the memories and a time to bond and connect with others.

 

Session 1:

By Invitation or Audition Only.

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

 

Adventures in the Arts

Adventures in the Arts is a program designed for students in K4 – 4th grades to use the different avenues of the arts and sports as channels to build life experiences.  Through music, dance, sports, theater, and visual arts, the children will learn life skills and develop social and emotional skills that will allow them to incorporate creativity, emotion, innovation, and integrity into their daily lives.

(for students entering K4 through 4th grades)

Session 1:

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Session 2:

July 3 - July 21

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Full Summer:

June 12 – July 21     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $1,200
Late Registration after May 1      $1,300

Sports

Children will be exposed to fun activities that help to develop their coordination and motor skills, while continuing to work on their athletic abilities.  They will be introduced to organized sports, such as soccer and basketball by focusing on specific skills and allowing them to experience the benefits of physical training and exercise.

Moves & Grooves

Children will learn to express themselves through dance.  They will develop their coordination, rhythm and musicality through creative movement.  They will express their ideas and emotions in a fun and imaginative way.

Musical Theater

This will be a fun and exciting way to introduce young children to the dramatic arts.  They will learn about the theatre, different genres of stage performance and acting techniques.  Instruction will range from singing, playing theater games and improvisational acting, to applying learned techniques into skits and short performances where they will be able to showcase their talent.

Arts & Crafts

It's all about creativity.  Children will use their imaginations while creating artwork with a wide variety of materials.  They will explore artistic techniques and world cultures through arts and crafts in a way that will be just plain fun!

S.O.A.R. (Summer of Awesome Reading) & Awe-SUM

As part of this program, children will continue to receive daily math and reading instruction in a fun and creative way, in order to continue to develop their skills in these areas and further prepare them for the school year ahead. 

 

Art Intensive

This summer, CEA is offering a new Art Intensive Program. It will concentrate on the principles of art and design with a concentration on contemporary artworks. Students will get to learn, create, and participate in artists' workshops with local artists and visit museums and local art spaces. Students will explore the meanings and importance of movement, balance, rhythm, pattern emphasis and harmony in art. This program will be led by Mrs. Christine Prieto.

 

Session 1:

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1    $750
Late Registration after May 1       $850


Curriculum

Students will develop an understanding of art as a highly adaptable vehicle for self-expression through the exploration of and experimentation with the many styles and the more elementary techniques employed by well-known Pop artists.

Activities

  • Silk Screening Printing Technique
  • Canvas Pop-Art with Paper Mache
  • Clay
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

 

Workshops

The program also includes workshops from several guest Visual Artists, including:

BRITTNI S. WINKLER

Winkler began her artistic career when she was a freshman in college.  She was accelerating at writing, art history, and as a yoga practitioner. This developed into an interest in art writing and the formulation of exhibitions known as curating. As she began to study space through curatorial practice in the Masters in Fine Arts program at FIU, this developed into an interest in the space that is created through practicing yoga. 

Ms. Winkler participated in the 2014 Art Basel and is currently finishing her MFA at Florida International University.  For more information about this artist, please click the links below:

http://awakesoa.com/art/an-exploration-of-space-2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87NzFGACYqE

 

CEA Tech Camp 4th - 8th Grades


The CEA Tech Camp, lead by Ms. Gonzalez, designed for 4th through 8th graders, is a unique opportunity for students to learn and master a series of different computer programs, type effectively, and learn to create their own website. Tech Camp is a three-week program. Each week will focus on a different program or skill, some of which will include Photoshop, programming with Scratch, web design, creating your own app, and creating your own videos. Students may register for Session 1 or Session 2.

Session 1:

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Session 2:

July 3 - July 21

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


 

 

Sports Intensives

The Summer Sports Program is dedicated to improving CEA athletes' skills and performance in specific sports in order to begin training for the upcoming season next school year. Athletes will work with Coach Jonathan Ordinola and Coach Danny Prol on sport-specific conditioning, drills, rules of the game, and play analysis for the various sports we offer during the year.

Session 1:

June 12 - June 30
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Basketball 
(Boys and Girls, Grades 2-8)

Some activities include:

  • Distance running to improve stamina
  • Cardiovascular exercises to develop all players
  • Lower body exercises that help increase leaping ability, speed, and helps reduce injury
  • Recording practices to understand and correct one's own mistakes
  • Games, such as Knockout (shooting/rebounding), King of the Court (solo player development), Scrimmages (team building), Tournaments for Prizes, Hot Shots (shooting), and Shooting Stars (obstacle course)
  • Field Trip to Thunderplex Gym for tournaments

Soccer 
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-8)

Some activities include:

  • Agility Drills (to create speed and quickness)
  • Footwork Drills (quick feet to create better control and movement)
  • Ball Control Drills (passing, running with the ball in a controlled manner)
  • Defensive Drills (proper ways to run to a ball / run to a person)
  • Offensive Drills (shooting, passing, formations, corner kicks, free kicks, penalty kicks)
  • Moving without the ball (spacing on the field)
  • Running short and long distances
  • 5 on 5, 7 on 7, and 11 on 11 games
  • Recording practices to understand and correct one's own mistakes
  • Field trip to Revo Soccer

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

Session 2:

July 3 - July 21
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Volleyball 
(Girls, Grades 5-8)

Some activities include:

  • Mile run to build stamina for playing games
  • Push-ups to build stronger shoulders
  • Squats/lunges to develop strong legs (quads, hamstrings) for “volleyball stands”
  • Jumps to create greater explosion when hitting the ball
  • Passing and hitting techniques and drills to better game performance
  • Serving practice (overhand for advanced and underhand for beginners)
  • Setting practice and footwork drills for quick movements and reaction time
  • Recording practices to understand and correct one’s own mistakes
  • 2 on 2, 4 on 4, and 6 on 6 games
  • Field Trip to Tropical Park Beach Volleyball

Coach Pitch Baseball
(Boys Grades 2-4)

Some activities include:

  • Short sprint to increase speed when running bases
  • Distance running to promote overall cardiovascular health
  • Lower body exercises to increase speed
  • Upper body exercises to promote more powerful hitting and throwing
  • Watching films of professionals to better understand movements
  • Record practices to understand and correct one’s own mistakes
  • Games, such as Homerun Derby (for strength), Round the Bases (for speed/power), Scrimmages (overall knowledge), Multi-Tasking (eye on the ball), and a Father/Son Game.
  • Field Trip to a Marlins Game

Running & Conditioning
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-8)

Some activities include:

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

Full Summer

June 12 – July 21
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Early Registration
before May 1   $1200

Late Registration
after May 1      $1300

*This schedule is subject to changes due to weather and availability of field trips.

 

Voice Intensive

The Summer Voice Intensive, led by Ms. Loly Lopez, is designed to prepare voice students and voice mastery members to audition for the FMEA All-State Choir this fall. For three weeks, participating students will work on sight singing, theory and solfeggio, voice technique, choral technique, learn about various choral styles, and begin to prepare repertoire for the fall all-state choir audition.

Session 1:

By Invitation or Audition only.

June 12 - June 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

Space in Intensives are limited, so enrollment will be first come, first served.

Theatre – Space is limited to 25participants

Music –
Space is limited to 30 participants

Visual Arts –
Space is limited to 25 participants

Tech –
Space is limited to 25 participants

Martial Arts –
Space is limited to 25 participants

French Immersion –
Space is limited to 25 participants

Spanish Dance and Dance Intensive –
In the dance intensives students are grouped according to age and/or ability. There will be three groups with each group limited to 20 participants.

 

Summer in the Arts Facts

  • Lunch is included in all full day camper fees. Snacks may be purchased in the morning and afternoon.

  • For those students arriving before 8:30, breakfast items will be available for purchase.

  • Students must wear the camp t-shirt daily, with pants or shorts, and tennis shoes. No sandals.

  • Early Registration must be made by May 1st. After May 1st, Late Registration fees will apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Noris Frades at summer@conchitaespinosa.com


Summer Registration Form


After-program care

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Full camp session
$200

Session 1 or 2
$125

Daily
$10

Students will be monitored from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

After 6:00 p.m. there will be a $5.00 fee for every 10 minutes or portion.

 

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Director's Message

Childhood is a short and precious time, and the joyful memories of summertime stay forever in our children's hearts.  Summer is for playing, sharing with friends, pursuing our dreams and feeling free.  At Conchita, we provide the perfect balance of play, sharing, dreaming, building, creating, and developing what we love.

Summer at CEA provides an eclectic offering of programs.  Whether your passion is dance or music or theatre or visual arts or scholarship, summer at CEA has a place for you.  Opportunities to stimulate creative thinking, social skills, artistic talents, and more are combined with the time to daydream, play games, celebrate friendships in the warmth of the sun and coolness of the shade; in short- to embrace everything that summer has to offer.

We're looking forward to a memorable time together.  We know your Summer at CEA will something you will want to experience again and again.  We are unique!

I look forward to a fun and enriching summer together!


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