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Summer Programs

Summer Cultural Arts program registration is available! More information is coming soon. You can still register for these programs on WebTrac now.

 


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Individual Guitar or Bass Lessons

Ages 8+
These one-on-one guitar or bass lessons will provide instruction on theory, chord structure, melody, and popular song structure. This course is great for those who are just beginning to those just wanting to jam. They are individualized to fit your particular goals. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and meet once per week. Please bring your guitar or bass to class. Students who wish to have a longer private lesson may register for more than one time slot.

 

 


Individual Drum Lessons

Ages: 8+

These one-on-one drum lessons are designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. All styles including rock, jazz, funk, Latin, and blues are taught. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and meet once per week. A drum set is available for the lessons, but a drum pad and sticks are recommended for students to purchase for practice. Students who wish to have a longer private lesson may register for more than one time slot.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

 

 


Equilusion Theatre: Theatre For Everyone

4th-8th graders

Equilusion is a 6 week introduction to acting for youth who identify as BIPOC and of all ability levels. Too often, the world of performing arts has lacked in reaching the peripheries of those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The purpose is to provide
fundamental instruction of acting in theater. This opportunity will give youth a chance to explore, identify and obtain hidden skill sets that can be utilized now and even later in development. Equilusion is rooted in providing equity, inclusion and understanding the endless limits of Illusion and entertaining as it relates to performing arts. Youth will participate in 5 structured and interactive weeks of learning, guidance and development consisting of acting, stage blocking and prop creation. Week 6 will culminate with a short performance which will be open to family and friends.

Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for theatre as a fine art.
  • Become familiar with the components of theatre.
  • Become familiar with the various types of theatre artists.
  • Develop a critical and informed appreciation for theatre in performance.
  • Make connections between the arts and your everyday goals.

Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573

 

 


Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre Programs are not available at this time. Please check back soon!

See the Youth Theatre page. >>

 

 

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