Summer is almost here!

Don’t let this chance fly away, and mark your calendars so you can seize the day!
Make sure to save a spot for your students, grades 1st– 12th grade (as of Fall 2024)
for two weeks of music, dance, singing, and acting July 15 – July 26, 2024.

 

The theme is Believe In... We will learn music, songs, and dances from Newsies, Mary Poppins, and Aladdin!

MTW’s Youth Summer Conservatory Believe In… is offered as:
A two-week session ($275.00)
Scholarship opportunities are available

Campers will perform what they have learned at camp on July 26th, 2024 in an outdoor recital hosted on the Long Beach Wilson High School Campus. 

ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE

  • a Camp T-shirt and Music Folder
  • 2 comp tickets to see Musical Theatre West’s production of Newsies at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 27th at 8pm (additional tickets may be purchased)

Session times:
9 AM – 11:30 AM for grades 1 – 5 (as of Fall 2024)
1 PM – 3 PM for grades 6 – 12 (as of Fall 2024)

Contact Dana Leach, MTW’s Education Outreach Coordinator for more information

or to place your reservation:

  • Read or Print our FAQs Sheet HERE
  • Download Your Camp Reservation Forms HERE
  • Fill Them Out and Email Completed Forms to Education-Outreach@musical.org
  • We will then have a member of our Box Office team contact you for payment.
  • Camp purchase is non-refundable.

Morning Session – Grades 1–5

TIME
ACTIVITY

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

9:25-10:00

Song Work

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-10:30

Dance/Physical Warm Up

10:30-11:25

Dance Work

11:30

Dismissal

Afternoon Session – Grades 6–12

TIME
ACTIVITY

12:30

Teachers arrive

12:45

Ready for Student arrival

1:00-1:15

Class Begins: Start with Slate or Name Game

1:15-1:25

Vocal Warm up

1:30-2:00

Song Work

2:00-2:15

Break

2:15-2:30

Dance/Physical Warm Up

2:30-2:55

Dance Work

3:00

Dismissal

ISAAK OLSON  (Instructor)

ISAAK OLSON is originally from the small town of Turlock, CA, where he got his start singing in Operas at the age of 7.  He went on to study Drama and Musical Theatre at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts.  After graduation, Isaak moved to New York City, where he spent ten years working as a professional performer and arts educator.  As an actor, Isaak performed professionally in over 30 different musical productions in a dozen different states across the US. Some of his favorite shows he’s done include: Oklahoma!, Les Miserables, Rent, 42nd Street, SpamalotAvenue Q, The Fully Monty, Beauty and the Beast, and Footloose.  He has also traveled the world singing on cruise ships with Norwegian Cruise Lines, performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as worked in parades at Disneyland.

In addition to being a performer, Isaak is also a passionate arts educator — he is currently on the faculty teaching acting in the Musical Theatre conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana.  Isaak has always enjoyed working with children of all ages, from working as a teaching artist with Camp Broadway, touring the country putting on musical theatre intensives for teens, to teaching ‘Mommy-and-Me’ style music classes for young children and their parents in NYC.  Isaak also works as a Casting Associate with Musical Theatre West in Long Beach.  “Thank you to everyone who continues to support the arts!”

MATTHEW SCHAFFER (Instructor)

The product of an interdisciplinary MFA program, MATTHEW SCHAFFER is an advocate for higher education and the power of diversity in information. At age 19, Shaffer began an apprenticeship with Giordano Dance Chicago. He studied alongside Gus Giordano and observed the practical application of his syllabus until being promoted to principal, touring the US and Europe; reinforcing his value of experiential learning. With over 25 years, of working in front of and behind the camera on film, television, and Broadway, Matthew excels at creating innovative ways to incorporate the past with the present, exchanging a firm foundation from those artists and educators who developed the techniques, genres, and vocabularies for dance and theater. Highlighted credits include Cold Case, Jackass Number Two, The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Hansel & Gretel at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Earth to America with Jason Alexander, Broadway Cares with Rosie O’Donnell, Disney XD’s Kickin’ It,Bunheads, he appears alongside Adam Levine on Broad City, a regular on Season 1 of the Netflix hit Wet Hot American Summer, and on the hit show Crazy Ex Girlfriend.

Residencies include Slippery Rock University, PACE University, Oklahoma City University, UCW (UK); workshops in England, Germany, and Italy; on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Giordano Dance School, and Shaffer is a dance educator with Fluid Dance Convention.