Playmaking & Set Design (Grades 1-3)

Wizard of Oz

START DATE June 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE June 13, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, yellow brick-filled workshop. When Dorothy finds herself in the land of Oz, the little girl from Kansas bravely tries to find a way back home with the help of three new friends—a Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodman. Students will journey down the magical Yellow Brick Road as they embark upon a quest to find the wizard who holds the answers to your questions—or does he? Join us as we create Munchkinland, Emerald City and the Witch's castle sets and props before we share our Ozian adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Epic

START DATE June 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE June 13, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, fun-filled workshop. Based on the hit animated film, join us as we journey to a fantastical tiny forest world unlike any other. Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl named Mary Katherine (MK) finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours. Join us as we create this fast-paced, magical adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Frozen

START DATE June 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE June 20, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Kelly McAllister
Cool off this summer as we combine art and theatre in this ice-packed, snow-filled workshop. The kingdom of Arendelle has two princesses, Elsa, the soon-to-be Queen, and Anna. Elsa has the ability to create snow and ice, but after a troublesome childhood incident involving Anna, she goes into hiding - but her emotions trigger a magical, eternal winter that freezes the entire kingdom. The arrogant Duke of Weselton plots to turn everyone against "the monster" Elsa for his own devilish needs. Anna, a fearless and daring optimist, must journey with extreme mountain man Kristoff and reindeer sidekick Sven in an epic journey, encountering mystical trolls, a comical snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn in a race to find Elsa (now known as the Snow Queen), save their kingdom from eternal winter, and make things right before it's too late. Join us as we create this wintery, magical adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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How to Train Your Dragon

START DATE June 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE June 20, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Kelly McAllister
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, dragon-filled workshop. Based on the spectacular Dreamworks animated film, join us as we journey to the island of Berk where the dragons and the humans are in constant turmoil. The story follows a young Viking teenager named Hiccup who aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After finally capturing his first dragon, and with his chance at finally gaining the tribe's acceptance, he finds that he cannot kill the injured dragon. He nurtures the creature, who he names “Toothless”, and together with his plucky friend Astrid (formidable girl Viking warrior in training), they find a way to do the impossible – unite the humans and dragons!! Join us as we create this high-flying, fire-breathing adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Planes

START DATE June 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE June 27, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Katie Wall
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, flight-filled workshop. Join Dusty, a crop duster with sky-high dreams and a once-in-a- lifetime chance to take on the world's fastest flyers in the greatest air race ever. Dusty has a huge heart but two big problems...he's not exactly built for speed, plus he's afraid of heights. His courage is put to the ultimate test as this unlikely hero aims higher than he ever imagined. With a little help from his friends, Dusty finds the courage to be more than he was built for and reach higher than he ever thought possible. Join us as we create this high-flying adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Tangled

START DATE June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE June 27, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Katie Wall
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, hair-filled workshop. Based on Disney’s re-telling of the classic Rapunzel fairy tale, join us for one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom's most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. We’ll share our great adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Charlotte's Web

START DATE June 30, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE July 3, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $132/ Guest, $158

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this farm-filled workshop about the power of true friendship. Come with us to the Arable farm, where you’ll meet Wilbur, an irresistible pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher shop, and our heroine, Charlotte, a spider who sacrifices everything to save her friend. Join us as we create the Arable Farm sets and props before we share our great adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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TinkerBell

START DATE June 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 3, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $132/ Guest, $158

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, fun-filled workshop. Based on the animated film from Disney, TinkerBell is the captivating story of one of Disney's most beloved fairies. When TinkerBell is born, she discovers she is destined to be a Tinker fairy; one who invents gadgets to help fairies do their jobs more efficiently, but she is disappointed with her supporting role and yearns for a more impressive job. TinkerBell's search inadvertently causes a disaster that threatens to cancel the coming of spring and only a firm belief in her own strengths can lead TinkerBell to fulfill her destiny. Join us as we work together to build the magical glade of Pixie Hollow and then perform this mystical tale for parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Turbo

START DATE July 7, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE July 11, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this high octane, snail-filled workshop. Based on the sizzling Dreamworks animated film, Turbo is a rapid fire comedy about a snail who dares to dream big - and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world's fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small. Join us as we create this fast-paced, racing adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Wreck-it Ralph

START DATE July 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 11, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, gaming-filled workshop. Set "inside" a video game, Wreck-it Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late? Join us as we create computer game sets and props before we share our electronic adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Monster's Inc.

START DATE July 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE July 18, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, monster-filled workshop. James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski pick up their paychecks at Monsters Inc., the utility company that generates energy from the goose bumps of children. Sulley, the No. 1 scream-generator at the plant accidentally lets a little girl named Boo into the monster world. Since monsters are actually terrified of children, it's a major cause for alarm - and when the evil Randall finds out, it’s a major headache for Sulley and Mike. Join us as we work together building our own sets and props before we share our cuddly monster adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Hotel Transylvania

START DATE July 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 18, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, phantom-filled workshop. The story features the Hotel Transylvania - where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula, owner of the hotel, invites some of the most famous monsters, including Frankenstein's monster, Mummy, a Werewolf family, and the Invisible Man, to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the hotel is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn there is a human in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel's future. Join us as we work together building our own sets and props before we share our fun-loving monster adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Rio

START DATE July 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE July 25, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, bird-filled workshop. Blu is a domesticated and intelligent macaw who lives a comfortable life in the USA with bookshop owner Linda. But he has never learned to fly. Out of the blue, clumsy Brazilian bird expert, Tulio, visits Linda and explains that Blu is the last male of his species, and he has a female named Jewel in Rio de Janeiro. He invites Linda to bring Blu to Rio so that he and Jewel can save their species. Once in Rio, Blu and Jewel are chained together, but before they can warm up to each other, smugglers break into the institute and steal Blu and Jewel to sell them. Eventually, Blu and Jewel escape and meet up with a group of birds who assist them in their adventures. Join us as we work together building our own sets and props before we share our South American adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Kung Fu Panda 2

START DATE July 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE July 25, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, kung fu-filled workshop. Po the Panda is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's awesome new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. Join us as we work together to build our own Chinese sets and props and then perform this world saving adventure for parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Mulan

START DATE July 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE August 1, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE $165/member, $198/guest

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, adventure-filled workshop. This retelling of the old Chinese folktale follows the story of a young maiden, Mulan, who learns that her old and weakened father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigors of war in his state, Mulan decides to disguise herself as a boy and join in his place. But her ancestors are watching all the while and they decide send a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to try to get her to return home. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead. Join us as we work together to build our own Chinese sets and props and then perform this amazing story for parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Madagascar

START DATE July 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 1, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE $165/member, $198/guest

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, zoo animal-filled workshop. Alex the lion and his friends Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo manage to escape and ultimately are washed ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar. Join us as we build our own sets and props, and then create this island adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

START DATE August 4, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE August 8, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE $165/member, $198/guest

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, fun-filled workshop. Based on the new Dreamworks animated film, the story is based on characters from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon of the 1960s. Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - the WABAC - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history. Join us as we work together to build our own time traveling sets and props and then perform this amazing story for parents and friends on the final day of class.

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The Pirate Fairy

START DATE August 4, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 8, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE $165/member, $198/guest

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: TBA
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, fairy-filled workshop. Based on the latest animated film from Disney, The Pirate Fairy continues the adventures of TinkerBell and her friends of Pixie Hollow. When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow. Join us as we work together to build the magical landscapes of Neverland and then perform this adventurous tale for parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Brave

START DATE August 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE August 15, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Devon James
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, red-curled workshop. Based on the smash hit Pixar adventure, Brave chronicles the story of Princess Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor in the Scottish kingdom of DunBroch. Merida is betrothed to one of the sons of the three Lords: Dingwall, Macintosh, and MacGuffin. The princess, however, is determined to live her own life. When Merida defies one of the kingdom's traditions by sabotaging an archery contest between the three lords, the princess inadvertently causes controversy and chaos throughout the kingdom. In response to the chaos, Merida turns to an elderly wise woman to help change her fate. A curse is inflicted on Merida's family and kingdom. Merida must discover the true meaning of bravery by undoing the spell to save her family and kingdom. Join us as we create Scottish highland sets and props before we share our Celtic adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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The Lego Play

START DATE August 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 15, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Devon James
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, Lego-filled workshop. Based on the comedy adventure animated feature film, the story follows an ordinary guy named Emmet who is mistaken as being "The Special" - the one who can save the Lego universe. With the aid of an old mystic named Vitruvius, a tough young lady named Wyldstyle, and Batman, Emmet fights to defeat the evil tyrant Lord Business who is bent on destroying the Lego universe by gluing it together. Join us as we snap together this Lego brick adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

START DATE August 18, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
END DATE August 22, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, circus-filled workshop. Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. Join us as we build our own sets and props, and then create this animal adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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Monster's University

START DATE August 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
END DATE August 22, 2014
WHERE Ehrlich Press Dance Studio
PRICE JCC Member, $165/ Guest, $198

Age/Grade: Grades 1-3
Instructor: Rhea Amos
Art and theatre are combined in this action-packed, furry monster-filled workshop. Based on the smash hit Pixar adventure, Monster’s University takes the characters of the classic Monster’s Inc back in time – to their college days, to be exact. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer - and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley", a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to put things right. Join us as we create the campus of MU and then share our cuddly monster tale with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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