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Capitol Theater Arts Academy presents Summer Dance Classes July 1 through Aug. 21

The Summer Musical Theater Program July 7 through Aug. 9

At EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater 896 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 860-465-5636, x1023 Register online at

Capitol Theater Arts Academy Summer Musical Theater Program Presents

Your child will shine on the Capitol Theater stage in our full-length production of Brigadoon. One of the most captivating and enjoyable aspects of a musical is the ability to transport the audience and cast to a whole new world. Brigadoon tells the story of a Scottish town that disappears into the Highland mists and returns for just one day every one hundred years. Summer Musical Theater Program with CTAA is fun, educational and exciting. Making new friends and exploring a variety of theatrical skills will be at the center of your child’s summer while they learn to sing, dance, sew, build a set, act, and so much more. Give your child a summer to remember!

Brigadoon Synopsis Two weary hunters, Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas, have lost their way in the Highlands of Scotland. As the exhausted men reflect on what they have given up in States, the veil of mists lifts to reveal the awakening village of Brigadoon; a village that comes to life for one day each century. The villagers, dressed in 18th century clothing, have gathered in the market square to sell their wares and discuss the final wedding preparations of Jeannie MacLaren and Charlie Dalrymple. The strange interactions of Tommy and Jeff become more confused as the men fall for two town girls, Fiona and Meg Brockie. The blissful occasion of marriage is momentarily tinged with gloom when the fate of Brigadoon is threatened by Harry Beaton, Jeannie’s rejected suitor. And Tommy, who now knows Brigadoon’s secret and is in love with Fiona, is confronted with the choice to remain in the Highlands with her or to return to his life in America. Unable to choose at sunset, he leaves with Jeff. Restless and unhappy in New York, Tommy finally decides to return to the haunting memory of Fiona and the mystical village of Brigadoon. Guided by faith and love, he finds his was back in a beautiful tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness. Some of the beautiful pieces of music include “Waitin’ for My Dearie,” “I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean,” “Come to Me, Bend to Me,” “Almost Like Being in Love,” “There But for You Go I,” “The Heather on the Hill” and “My Mother’s Weddin’ Day.”


July 7-August 9, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For students entering grades 4-12 Cost: $650

g Fee includes a daily, nutritional lunch of a sandwich, fruit, milk and a dessert. Families of children with food restrictions or allergies need to contact coordinator Rachel Griffin before registration. Some accommodations may be possible. g Program attendees will be a part of a full-scale production of the musical Brigadoon on Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A professional staff will guide young artists through this exciting summer program. g

g Small-group settings for all workshops – make new friends while putting together an exciting production! g Participants will explore musical theater in small groups through daily classes in acting, movement, music, technical theater, and costuming. They will also have the opportunity to participate in creative learning extensions related to the story with our CT-certified English teacher. g For an additional fee both pre-program (7:30–8:30 a.m.) and post-program (4:45–5:45 p.m.) childcare is available. More information available with confirmation letter.

A field trip is included in package price. Trip details will be announced when you receive your confirmation letter. g


Build Brigadoon sets and help light the stage.


Design and build costumes for a variety of characters.


Summer Music Program! Do you have a child who plays a musical instrument? Is your child interested in learning what it is like to be part of an “orchestra pit” for a musical?

Your child can join in the musical fun of CTAA’s production of Brigadoon. This summer CTAA is pleased to be partnering with Song-A-Day Music Center to have students fill out the orchestra for our production. Students in this program will learn the music for our full-length production and play during all three public performances alongside professional musicians.

If you have a child interested in joining our orchestra and for fees and details, please contact Song-A-Day Music Center at 860-742-6878 or at inquiries@songadaymusic. com. Song-A-Day is located at 2809 Boston Tpke., Coventry, CT 06238 Students will be required to come to the Capitol Theater for full days, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., August 4-8 and for three public performance on August 8 at 7 p.m. and August 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Instruments needed include: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, and bag pipes. Students must be proficient in reading music and playing their instrument.


Summer Dance Classes! Register now for an old favorite or try something new. Summer classes are a great way to stay in shape, learn new steps and meet new friends! Jazz/Modern/Tap/Hip-Hop 5 Weeks Tuesdays July 1, 15, 22, 29, 8/5

Ballet Classes July 1-August 21 Intermediate Ballet 6:30–8 p.m. | Ages 10-Adult 5 class pack: $80; 8 class pack: $125 12 class pack: $185; 16 (full) class pack: $245 Instructor: Amy Chibeau Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:30–8 p.m. Looking for a ballet class that’s easy on your summer schedule? This class is a mixed age, loosely intermediate-level ballet class suitable for dancers with roughly four or more years ballet training behind them. Class focuses on musicality and movement, while still maintaining classical placement and patterning good muscle-memory. A great way to stay in shape and get ready for fall classes and auditions.


Exploring Dance 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. | Fee: $50 | Ages 4-6 Instructor: Alana Mahdalik For the beginning dancer or those with up to 2 years of experience. This class will draw from ballet, jazz and modern dance styles. Children will learn to integrate dance concepts with their own dance expression through improvisation. Creativity will be encouraged through music, rhythm, poetry/stories, visual art and props. Bare feet.


Tap & Jazz Combo 6:15 – 7 p.m. | Fee: $50 | Ages 6-10 Instructor: Alana Mahdalik For the beginning dancer or those with up to 3 years of experience. An age-appropriate jazz and tap combination class exploring the fundamentals of jazz dance and basic/intermediate tap combinations as well. Musicality and rhythm will be a focus. Creativity will be encouraged. Tap shoes and bare feet or jazz shoes.


Pointe & Student Choreography 8–8:30 p.m. | Ages 10-Adult 5 class pack: $30; 8 class pack: $45 12 class pack: $65; 16 (full) class pack: $85 Instructor: Amy Chibeau Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8–8:30 p.m. Stay for an additional half-hour for pointe class and student choreography workshop. On Tuesdays, the half-hour will be spent on pointe class. Thursdays will offer the choreography workshop. Students will explore dance composition. Successful pieces will be presented at CTAA’s open house. (If uncomfortable with choreographing, student may choose to be a dancer in another student’s work.)


Hip-Hop 7 – 7:45 p.m. | Fee: $50 | Ages 8-12 Instructor: Alana Mahdalik For the beginning dancer or those with up to 3 years of experience. An age-appropriate hip-hop class exploring the fundamentals of hip-hop and jazz dance on which hip-hop is based. Musicality and rhythm will be a focus. Creativity will be encouraged. Clean dance sneakers with support or jazz shoes.


*Ballet class packs may be purchased in any combination and used on any Tuesday or Thursday Intermediate Ballet or Pointe class. Discounts only apply to the 16 (full) class pack.

Jazz/Modern 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. | Fee: $50 | Ages 10+ Instructor: Alana Mahdalik. For dancers with up to 2+ years of experience. Creativity will be encouraged through improvisation. Students will learn to dance with an emphasis on using the whole body and selfexpression. Bare feet or jazz shoes.



CTAA Registration Form 2014 Visit for online registration Please tell us how you first heard about CTAA: c Friend

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Subtotal 10% off if paid in full or EASTCONN employee or ACT student Total amount due PAYMENT INFORMATION All classes require a 25% deposit at registration and full payment before the end of the semester. Payment method: c Payment Plan c Check/Money Order payable to EASTCONN, Check #: c VISA c MasterCard Credit Card #: Expiration Date:

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By signing below, I agree to the following conditions: • I hereby give permission for use of pictures and/or video in which my child appears to be used in Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) marketing on the Web and in print. (If you do not wish to give permission, please submit your refusal in writing to CTAA’s Coordinator.) • It is mutually agreed that there will be no reduction or refund for late arrivals or early departures. • I understand that CTAA shall have the power to make suitable arrangements for emergency care. • I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Capitol Theater Arts Academy/EASTCONN and its agents and employees from any injuries or damages caused by or resulting from participating in the programs offered by CTAA. • I have read CTAA’s policies on Enrollment, Payment and Cancellation & Refunds and agree to them. Print name (must be over 18):

Signature: Date: Detach and return completed registration form with payment to: Capitol Theater Arts Academy, 896 Main St., Willimantic, CT 06226


Registration Information • Space is Limited: Please note that space is limited in this program. Please register and make a deposit as soon as possible to ensure your child a spot in the program. Registrations are first-come, first-serve, and no exceptions will be made once the spots are filled. Please let us know ahead of time regarding any vacations or dates that your child will miss. Due to the nature of a production, children missing more than 3 days may not be eligible for lead roles.



• Students are strongly encouraged to register at least one week in advance.

Please fill out, detach and return your completed registration form, with payment, to:

• All classes have a minimum enrollment of 4.

Capitol Theater Arts Academy

• A 25% deposit is required at the time of registration.

896 Main Street Willimantic, CT 06226

• If your child has special needs, please notify CTAA at least one week in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

• CTAA reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student whose behavior is deemed inappropriate or harmful to anyone in the facility. Students are expected to regularly attend all classes for which they are registered.

• A student who misses a regularly scheduled class will not receive a refund. • Refunds for a student’s cancellation of a class or workshop will only be given for medical reasons and require a physician’s note, submitted within 30 days of the last scheduled class. In this case, if a student withdraws from a course during the semester, credit can only be given from the date the student notified CTAA in writing.

Additional Registration Information for Summer Musical Theater Program

• Health Form: Upon registration a health form will be sent home. The forms must be submitted prior to the start of the program. We have CPR and First Aid certified instructors on staff who are trained in medication administration.

• In the event of inclement weather, classes may be cancelled. Please call 860-465-5636 x1023 for a list of cancellations. You may also check on 1400 AM WILI or i98.3 FM radio, or NBC30 Connecticut TV.

• Payment Policy: A 25% deposit is due at registration. A registration received without a deposit will not hold a spot in the program for your child. Full payment is due by July 7, 2014, unless alternate payment arrangement have been made. Any CTAA balance remaining from past classes/programs must be paid in full by the start of this program or your child may not be able to start the program. Payment plans can be arranged by contacting CTAA Administrative Assistant Jessica Folta at 860-465-5636 or


Enjoying CTAA? Share the fun! Cut out this coupon and give to a friend for one free dance class.

Bring a Friend to Class This coupon entitles the bearer to bring one friend to a single class that he/she is registered for during the Summer 2014 session. Coupon good for one day only.

2014 Summer Dates: Summer Dance Classes: July 1-August 21 Summer Musical Theater: July 7- August 9 Brigadoon Public Performances: August 8 & 9 Fall Open Houses: August 20 & August 30 Fall Classes Begin: September 6

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