SSC Offers Fun April Vacation Camps

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory announces two fun vacation camp offerings over April school break.  April Vacation Dance and Create Camp, and April Vacation Rock Camp programs run April 17 through 20 at SSC’s Duxbury campus, 64 St. George Street.

Dancers, or those who wish to become dancers, ages 7 to 10 enjoy daily ballet classes and alternating hip hop, contemporary dance and yoga at April Vacation Dance and Create Camp.  Students participate in a daily workshop, where they learn how to become choreographers and costumers for the end-of-camp performance on Friday, April 20.  While dance experience is helpful, it is not required for participation.

Middle and high school singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers and songwriters are invited to explore their inner rock star at April Vacation Rock Camp. Participants from across the South Shore join to form rock bands, learn the ropes and receive individualized performance coaching.  The program’s curriculum, developed by South Shore Conservatory’s team of professional musician/educators, touches on every aspect of performing in a real band. Workshops cover scales and soloing, rhythm playing, chords and inversions, licks and techniques as well as effective listening and improvisation.  Vocalists have the opportunity to experience being a both lead vocalist and backup singer. Band rehearsals focus on stage presence, interacting with an audience and overall sound development.

From playing techniques to stage presence, SSC’s Rock Camp presents a variety of workshops designed to turn the garage player into a confident performer. The program runs from 10 am to 4 pm each day.  Friends and family are invited to a final performance at the end of the week.

For more information on Dance and Create Camp, contact Susie Guthro at s.guthro@sscmusic.org, and for Rock Camp, contact Erik Caldarone at e.caldarone@sscmusic.org, or call Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731 ext. 11.  More information at www.sscmusic.org, or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781) 749-7565, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.