Summer is around the corner.

Make sure to save a spot for your 1st through 12th grade students (as of fall 2022) for two weeks of music, dance, singing, acting and crafts from  July 11 – July 22, 2022.

The theme is Disney’s Encanto. And we will learn music, songs, dances, as well as com-plementary themed Arts and Crafts from the film. MTW’s Summer EnCAMPo is offered as: 

A two-week session for students who can attend all days ($200.00) 

A la carte for students with other activities to schedule ($25.00/day) 

Scholarship opportunities are available 

Session times: 

9 AM – 11 AM for grades 1 – 5 

1 PM – 4 PM for grades 6 – 12 

Jul 11 & 12 “Surface Pressure”

She’s the Strong One! You won’t need to lift any donkeys to show off both your strong and sensitive sides in these singing and dancing Luisa-driven days.

July 13

Crafting/Art lesson

This year’s Encampo art classes will give students an opportunity to experience the magic of Encanto for themselves! Each class will focus on highlighting Colombian culture. It will be an exciting time of fun and creativity for every age!
Students will create The Miracle Candle (better known as the Magic Candle or simply Alma’s Candle). This is the always-lit vessel that contains the miracle that blessed the Madrigal family and their house with magic. Students will have a chance to participate in making lovely gold carved designs on real candles.

July 14 & 15“ Waiting on a Miracle”

Everyone has a gift, and you don’t have to Wait on a Miracle to find yours! Come show us how bright you shine with song and dance on these musical days!

July 18 & 19  “What Else Can I Do?”

You don’t have to be Perfect to be Beautiful. We can’t wait to see all that YOU can do with your voice and your dancing on our floral Isabella-themed days.

July 20

Crafting/Art lesson

Campers can reflect on the very colorful landscapes, architecture, and dress of Colombia by dipping ordinary jars in paint to create an explosion of color.  Of course, Isabel would say that this would not be complete without adding unique, handmade flowers that show their personalities!

July 21 & 22 “We Don’t Talk about Bruno”

We know we aren’t supposed to talk about him, but we love to anyway. We promise no rats along our back, just lots of fun singing and dancing to this catchy, catchy song.


 (Grades 1-5)

8:30 Teachers arrive
8:45 Ready for Student arrival
9:00-9:15 Class Begins: Start with Slate or Name Game
9:15-9:25 Vocal Warm up
9:30-9:50 Song Work – include song along with tv/computer
9:50-10:05 Snack & Potty Break
10:05-10:25 Acting – Scene or Monologue work
10:25-10:45 Dance Work
10:45-11:00 Dismissal


AFTERNOON SESSIONS Music/Dance (Grades 6-12)
12:30 Teachers arrive
12:45 Ready for Student arrival
1:00-1:15 Class Begins: Start with Slate or Name Game
1:15-1:30 Vocal Warm up
1:30-2:00 Song Work – include song along with tv/computer
2:00-2:15 Snack & Potty Break
2:15-2:30 Dance/Physical Warm Up
2:30-3:00 Dance Work
3:00-3:45 Putting it together
3:45-4:00 Dismissal

Contact Dana Leach, MTW’s Education Outreach Coordinator for more information or to place your reservation.
By phone: 562-856-1999 x241 or email:



Crystal Dancer is excited to be working with Musical Theater West this summer. Her last time working with MTW was also during the summer, doing the Youth Production of FOOTLOOSE. Crystal has been dancing, singing, and roller skating in Orange County since she can remember. She has danced down the streets of the Disneyland Resort for 15 years. She’s worked for both Tokyo Disney Resort as a Roller-Skating Pixie, starred in, and choreographed her own 50’s Roller Skating Swing Dance show at Universal Studios Japan. Crystal is an Orange Country High School of the Arts musical theater alumni and a teacher for the Musical Theater Conservatory at OCSA. Her OCSA choreography credits include GYPSY, HOLIDAZE 21’, and 10TH STREET FOLLIES: NIGHTMARE ON 10TH STREET, and the Skate-ography for XANADU! She is a choreographer at Knott’s Berry Farm, where her shows include: SPACE BEAGLE, THE GREAT PUMPKIN PALOOZA, WOODSTOCKS MUSIC FEST, and TECH ONE-TWO. She also teaches dance at Stagelight Performing Arts in Brea. Crystal is passionate about mentoring the next generation of performers and can’t wait to see what the summer holds.


JOANNE JAVIEN (Instructor)

Joanne Javien, originally from Cerritos, California, is a Voice Teacher, Broadway Actress & Singer, Mother, Wife, and Advocate for Human Rights & Working Parents in the Arts. Joanne is a Manhattan School of Music graduate with a BM in Vocal Performance. She also teaches at Hussian College in LA and AMDA LA.

Joanne is like your Vocal Fairy Godmother with a dynamic balance of artistic & vocal technique discipline. She uses her performing experience, musicality, extensive study of piano, and diversity to create a safe platform for her students so that they can thrive and feel confident. She leads with focus on her student’s strengths, diversity, and uniqueness. And believes now more than ever, is the time to be loud, make change and make some noise. She is a member of Opera America and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Joanne has toured the USA with the Broadway First National Tour of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Alice), Toronto with MISS SAIGON (Gigi, Kim & Ellen u/s) and Japan with Disney On Classics, ALADDIN (Princess Jasmine). Other credits include: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park), MAMMA MIA (Donna) Cape Fear Regional Theatre, SECRET GARDEN (Ayah) Arden Theatre, SOUTH PACIFIC (Bloody Mary) Music Theatre of Wichita, STAGES St. Louis, & Westchester Broadway Theatre, MISS SAIGON (Kim, Gigi, Ellen u/s) Pittsburgh CLO, St. Louis MUNY & Carousel Dinner Theatre, LES MISÉRABLES (Eponine) North Shore Music Theatre, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Woman #1) Act II Playhouse, THE KING & I (Tuptim) Ogunquit Playhouse.


CHAD COUDRIET (Instructor)

Chad Coudriet, a new resident of California, from New York City, is an Event Coordinator, Teacher, Actor & Singer, Father, and Husband, and believes every individual has the right to feel their value and power.  Chad holds a BM in Musical Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University and is currently working on his Masters of Arts in Teaching with an Elementary focus, at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Chad has the energy of a child and channels it into making learning fun with games and activities that not only create skillset growth but also lead to social and emotional development.

Chad has performed in New York at Off-Broadway Theatres such as The Public Theatre’s Joe’s Pub, The York Theatre, and Theatre Row.  He has toured Japan with Disney On Classics, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Gaston), and has performed throughout the United States in shows such as SOUTH PACIFIC (Lt. Cable), LES MISERABLES (Enjolras u.s.), TOMMY (Captain Walker) DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Tin Man), SHENANDOAH (Jacob).



Originally from Arkansas, but raised in California, Heather Schoettler is a wife and recent Cal State Long Beach Grad with a Bachelors in Studio Arts, now working on her teaching credential. She currently teaches K-5th Art at Lakewood Christian Elementary School. She has led many Youth Group Summer and Winter camps for her church and loves serving in Children’s ministry on Sundays, teaching lessons as well as crafts. She has worked for two years at Parkhurst Art Galleries as an Art Gallery Assistant, helping organize and lead weekly painting classes and monthly student shows.

Her teaching philosophy is ‘you cannot fail if you’ve learned something from it!’ Encouraging creativity and making connections between art and the world around is the focus of every class. Lessons typically integrate key concepts and themes relating to master artists, geography, cultures, history and yes, even music! Most importantly, Heather hopes to always make students feel excited about growing their skillsets and being challenged to do more than what they feel they are capable of.


Contact Dana Leach, MTW’s Education Outreach Coordinator for more information or to place your reservation.
By phone: 562-856-1999 x241 or email: