Drums and Drama Summer Camp

Combining Drama and Drums, as we go to China with the performance of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. under the Direction of Arlene Hawks and Jeff Handley. You can choose to act, sing, dance, play percussion, or technical staging. No prior acting or musical experience required and open to all 4th—12th grade students. This camp is free with donations accepted.

Drama and Drums Summer Camp - Disney Mulan Jr.

Drama and Drums Summer Camp – Disney Mulan Jr.

Communities In Schools, as Third Party Administrator for the City of Aurora, will offer the “Drama & Drums” Summer Camp June 15 — July 9 ,2015 Monday –  Thursday 12:30pm to 3:30pm at East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora. An informational meeting will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Little Theater at East Aurora High School. Enter door #1.

Performances will be at the Hawks Auditorium, East Aurora High School, the last week of camp. This four week, half-day theatre camp will be an unforgettable experience!

2015 Drama Camp Flyer – English
2015 Drama Camp Flyer – Spanish
2015 Drama Camp Enrollment Form – English with D131 Waiver
2015Drama Camp Enrollment Form – Spanish with D131 Waiver

Please return your enrollment form by Friday, May 29 to:
Communities In Schools
712 S. River Street
Aurora, IL 60506

Arlene Hawks, a long time professional vocalist, left her tour for a rewarding career in education. She received her BA from Adelphi University in NYC, her MA from NIU and her Ph.D ABD from Illinois State. After teaching drama and acting as Artistic Director for over 30 years (mostly for Aurora East High School and Fox Valley Park District’s Summer Stage) she continues to lead performance workshops nation wide. Arlene is presently Executive Director of SciTech Hands-On Museum in downtown Aurora where she is merging the Arts and Sciences. Her husband of 40 years, Richard, and their son Victor have always supported her dream of teaching children “If they BELIEVE it, they can ACHIEVE it…”

Jeff Handley is a highly sought after percussionist in Chicago. He is Principal Percussionist and Education/Outreach Program Director with Chicago Sinfonietta, which includes several recordings and tours to Switzerland and the Canary Islands. He has also performed with Chicago Opera Theater, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Grant Park Symphony, and the Chicago Sympho- ny Orchestra. Mr. Handley was recently heard with Andrea Bocelli, Peter Cetera, Dennis DeYoung, Charlotte Church, and pro- ductions of “Les Miserables”, “Spamalot”, “Wicked”, “The Color Purple”, and “Mary Poppins” at the Cadillac Palace Theater. Mr. Handley will be teaching students to play a variety of percussion instruments.

For questions, please contact Tina Moore, Program Coordinator with Communities In Schools at 630-844-3716 or tmoore@cisaurora.org