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Community School offers Theater Boot Camp

January 4, 2011
Actress and teacher Alice Pacyga (left) leads Theatre Boot Camp.

Actress and teacher Alice Pacyga (left) leads Theatre Boot Camp.

Does your child enjoy the dramatic? Does he make up stories? Does she have a vivid imagination?

Theatre Boot Camp, a class offered by the NIU Community School of the Arts, is a great learning experience and a lot of fun. 

The class meets in the Music Building on the NIU campus from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on three successive Saturdays beginning Jan. 15.

Children ages 8 to 13 learn to make dramatic choices, interpret text, exhibit different emotions, gain focus and understand what it means to take a risk on stage.

Directed theatre games and activities help children learn more about the fine points of being on stage. Children bring a packed lunch to class each week and take a half-hour break at noon.

Teacher Alice Pacyga is an actor, improviser and drama teacher who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts in acting from NIU. She has taught acting and improvisation for Prologue Theater, LifeLine Theater Co. Outreach, the Improv Playhouse, and for several schools in the Chicago suburbs. Pacyga has taught at the NIU theater arts camps for many years.

This and many other arts classes and ensembles for all ages are offered at the NIU Community School of the Arts this spring. The office is located on campus in Room 132 of the Music Building.

For more information, call (815) 753-1450 or visit Scholarships are available for those in financial need; applications are due Monday, Jan. 10, and are available on the website.