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Summer at CEA

Summer at CEA continues Conchita's philosophy of providing flexible options for integrating your child's summer with creativity, adventure, and intellectual and artistic growth.  Students have the option of participating in three- or six-week programs through a variety of experiences.

Our ten-acre campus with its state-of-the-art theatre, multiple dance and music studios, art studio and kiln room provide the perfect environment for students to engage their passions and talents.  Programs under the direction and supervision of our own professionals are designed for students to develop and enrich their talents, spark creativity and wonder, and provide the time to delve deeper into their spirits.  All programs include outdoor, organized play and water fun.

Summer Registration Form

Summer programs include:

  • ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS K4-3rd
  • COUGAR STRONG 4th-8th
  • DANCE
  • MUSIC
  • THEATRE
  • VOICE
  • VISUAL ARTS
  • LUNCH

Adventures in the Arts

Adventures in the Arts is a program designed for students in K4 – 3rd grades to use the different avenues of the arts and sports
as channels to build life experiences.  Through music, dance, sports, theater, and visual arts, the children will learn life skills
and develop social and emotional skills that will allow them to incorporate creativity, emotion, innovation, and integrity into their daily lives.


(for students entering K4 through 3rd grades)

Session 1:

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Session 2:

July 2- July 20

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Full Summer:

June 11 – July 2o     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $1,200
Late Registration after May 1      $1,300

Sports

Children will be exposed to fun activities that help to develop their coordination and motor skills, while continuing to work on their athletic abilities.  They will be introduced to organized sports, such as soccer and basketball by focusing on specific skills and allowing them to experience the benefits of physical training and exercise.

Moves & Grooves

Children will learn to express themselves through dance.  They will develop their coordination, rhythm and musicality through creative movement.  They will express their ideas and emotions in a fun and imaginative way.

Musical Theater

This will be a fun and exciting way to introduce young children to the dramatic arts.  They will learn about the theatre, different genres of stage performance and acting techniques.  Instruction will range from singing, playing theater games and improvisational acting, to applying learned techniques into skits and short performances where they will be able to showcase their talent.

Arts & Crafts

It’s all about creativity.  Children will use their imaginations while creating artwork with a wide variety of materials.  They will explore artistic techniques and world cultures through arts and crafts in a way that will be just plain fun!

S.O.A.R. (Summer of Awesome Reading) & Awe-SUM

As part of this program, children will continue to receive daily math and reading instruction in a fun and creative way, in order to continue to develop their skills in these areas and further prepare them for the school year ahead. 

Cougar Strong

Cougar Strong is a new program geared towards our older students (ages 9-14) and designed to challenge and stimulate young minds.
We strive to create an experience that is as immersive and enriching as it is fun. We are dedicated to creating authentic and
meaningful experiences for our campers. Our summer counselors and lead teachers are a unique mix of alumni and CEA faculty.

Cougar Strong campers will be exposed to a well-rounded mix of technology, athletics, cooking and nutrition, and hands-on experiences through the maker's movement. In technology, students will code, learn the basics of game design, complete a digital citizenship course, create an iMovie, and, ultimately, design their own game online to share with an international community.

In athletics, campers will go through strength and resistance training, speed training, and will complete an obstacle course at the end of the six weeks.

In cooking and nutrition, students will start with the basics, learn how to make healthy alternatives to their favorite recipes, make desserts, and learn how to make dishes from around the world! Hands-on experiences will allow students to create solutions to everyday issues, works of art, and useful inventions. The Maker Movement is a unique combination of artistry, circuitry, and old-fashioned craftsmanship.

Come join the Cougar Strong movement!

Session 1:

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Session 2:

July 2- July 20

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Full Summer:

June 11 – July 2o     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $1,200
Late Registration after May 1      $1,300

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Dance Intensive

Session 1:

Ballet, Modern, Lyrical and Jazz
(by invitation or audition only)

 

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The summer dance intensive, led by Danella Bedford, is designed to strengthen the students’ knowledge of dance technique, develop their creative capabilities through choreography, and learn to value and nurture their bodies through various experiences in yoga, pilates, and nutrition, among other classes, at an age-appropriate level, all of which assist the dancer in achieving a state of overall well-being.

Curriculum

The curriculum divides students into four groups, which according to age and level as determined by the teacher, will include:

  • Technique in ballet
  • Choreography in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and/or jazz
  • Gymnastics, for flexibility and core strength
  • Acting/Theatre
  • Sewing (using needle and thread)
  • Age appropriate study of Dance History
  • National Dance/Folklore
  • Choreographic Competition with professional judges
  • Preparation for a cumulative end-of-course performance, which will include group choreographies as well as the choreography and staging of an original ballet, which will be determined by the teacher upon review of the group levels

The program also includes master classes from guest teachers. Some past master classes have included ballet, improvisation, jazz, hip hop, pilates, yoga, and nutrition, which combined will assist the dancer in achieving a higher level of overall health and well-being for the body, the mind, and the spirit.

Daily Activities

Morning: All groups will have a daily ballet technique class, as it is the foundation for all levels.

Younger groups have classes in:

  • Gymnastics (for flexibility and core strength)
  • Acting/Theatre
  • Sewing
  • Jazz
  • National Dance / Folklore
  • Study of dance history through the use of games and play

Older groups will have classes in:

  • Choreography
  • Dance History
  • Contemporary dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Preparation for choreographic competition with professional judges

Afternoons are dedicated to choreography and staging for the end-of-summer student showcase. The showcase will feature individual group choreographies by age and level from each of our qualified teachers, as well as an original ballet, in which all groups will participate. Som e past ballets have included Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland.

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $860

 

 

Session 2:

Spanish Dance
(by invitation or audition only)

 

July 2- July 20

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The summer Spanish dance intensive, led by Marisol Moreno, is designed to strengthen the students’ knowledge of the different styles of Spanish dance and develop their expressive capabilities through a valuing of their bodies, their emotions, and their minds.

Curriculum

The curriculum divides students into three groups, which according to age and level, will include:

- Technique and choreography in Escuela Bolera, jota, and classical Spanish dance

- Flamenco with live musicians (guitarist, singer, percussionist)

- Study of props, such as fan, shawl, and/or bata de cola

- Age appropriate study of the history and evolution of Spanish dance, anatomy for dancers, and stage makeup

- Preparation for end-of-summer showcase

Daily Activities

Group I:

- Introduction to Escuela Bolera and technique
- Introduction to Aragonese folkloric dance (jota aragonesa) and basic technique
- Technique: castanets, turns
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: Tangos rhythm and introduction to jaleos

Group II:

- Escuela Bolera technique and repertoire (Ole de la Curra)
- Jota Aragonesa technique and choreography (Bolero de Caspe)
- Technique: castanets, turns
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: Alegrias rhythm and compás class with cajón

Group III:

- Escuela Bolera technique and repertoire (Ole de la Curra, Malagueñas, Bolero Liso)
- Technique: castanets, turns, and style
- Technique: arms (braceo) and footwork
- Flamenco: cantes de ida y vuelta and compás class with cajón

*All groups will work with live musicians (guitarist, singer, and percussionist) on different levels, which will include compás, jaleos, and different rhythms.
*Props, such as the fan, the shawl, and the bata de cola will be incorporated into the dance at the instructor’s discretion depending on the capabilities of the group.
*Each day will include 60 to 90 minutes of theory, which will include:

  • History and evolution of Spanish dance
  • Anatomy for dancers
  • Stage makeup and theatrical tools, such as props, which encourage teamwork and broaden the students’ vision of the many elements involved in creating and mounting a theatre production.

*All students will be invited to participate in the end of summer showcase, which will be mounted during the intensive.

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


Full Summer:

June 11 – July 2o     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Early Registration before May 1   $1,200
Late Registration after May 1      $1,300

 

Music Intensive
(for students entering 3rd through 8th grades)

Each year our students make tremendous progress in their musical instruments and general knowledge of music.
However, in the summer months, it is important to keep up their exposure to and practice of music in order to continue progressing in the fall.
The Conservatory Summer Music Intensive offers students the chance to continue their musical studies in a more relaxed atmosphere
in which they can explore outside their comfort zone and discover the different ways they can have fun with music. This year's exciting
program is designed to challenge and inspire Conservatory musicians in 3rd grade and above. Led by Ms. Yirka Ledon,
Mr. Norman Milanes, and Mrs. Tania Nuñez, this program will offer a unique opportunity for our young musicians
to grow in their love for music and mastery of the musical instrument of their choice. Students will have the chance to
work with the program's music faculty both privately and in a group setting, play in an ensemble, work on sight-reading,
try new musical instruments, learn from guest teachers, and learn music history.

* Students may also continue their private music lessons with their assigned music teachers.

Session 1:

By Invitation or Audition Only.

 

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

Songs from Broadway Musicals

In Session I, the Music Intensive will work in collaboration with the Conservatory Theatre and Voice Intensives on scenes and songs from Broadway musicals. Together, they will present a showcase on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.


Session 2:

By Invitation or Audition Only.

 

July 2- July 20

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1     $850

Discovering the Music of Spain

In Session II, the Music Intensive will work with the Conservatory Spanish Dance Intensive, exploring the many genres and richness of Spanish music. They will present a showcase on Thursday, July 19, 2018.


Full Summer:

June 11 – July 2o     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1    $1,200
Late Registration after May 1       $1,300

Theatre Intensive

(for students entering 3rd through 8th grades)

The Conservatory Summer Theatre Intensive, led by Mr. Ean Kessler, is designed to challenge and inspire young actors in 3rd grade and above.
Students spend three weeks immersed in conservatory–level theatre classes, including technique, scene study, theatre games,
movement, improvisation, playwriting and more. This year, the Theatre Intensive will work in collaboration with the Conservatory Voice
and Music Intensives on scenes and songs from Broadway musicals. Together, they will present a showcase on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Session 1:

By Invitation or Audition Only.

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850

 

 

Voice Intensive

The Conservatory Summer Voice Intensive is designed to challenge and inspire the young singers in 3rd grade and above.
The Conservatory Intensive Programs provide students the space to delve into their area of passion and hone the skills necessary
to continue to progress during the year. Led by Ms. Anaida Carquez, this program will offer a unique opportunity for our young singers to
experience a summer full of music classes, intense learning, and a lot of fun! For three weeks, participating students will be immersed in music,
voice and theatre training. This year the Voice Intensive will work in collaboration with the Conservatory Theatre and Music Intensives
on scenes and songs from Broadway musicals. Together, they will present a showcase on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.


Session 1:

By Invitation or Audition only.

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1   $750
Late Registration after May 1      $850


 

Visual Arts


The Conservatory Summer Visual Arts Intensive focuses on the principles of art and design with a concentration on contemporary artworks.
Students have the chance to learn, create, and participate in artists' workshops with local artists and visit museums and local art spaces.
Students explore the meaning and importance of movement, balance, rhythm, pattern emphasis and harmony in art.


Session 1:

June 11 - June 29

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Early Registration before May 1    $750
Late Registration after May 1       $850


 

Lunch Menu Coming Soon

 

Space in Intensives are limited, so enrollment will be first come, first served.

Theatre – Space is limited to 25participants

Music –
Space is limited to 30 participants

Visual Arts –
Space is limited to 25 participants

Spanish Dance and Dance Intensive –
In the dance intensives students are grouped according to age and/or ability. There will be three groups with each group limited to 20 participants.

 

Summer in the Arts Facts

  • Lunch is included in all full day camper fees. Snacks may be purchased in the morning and afternoon.

  • For those students arriving before 8:30, breakfast items will be available for purchase.

  • Students must wear the camp t-shirt daily, with pants or shorts, and tennis shoes. No sandals.

  • Early Registration must be made by May 1st. After May 1st, Late Registration fees will apply.

If you have any questions,
please contact Noris Frades at summer@conchitaespinosa.com


Summer Registration Form

 


After-program care

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Full camp session
$200

Session 1 or 2
$125

Daily
$10

Students will be monitored from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

After 6:00 p.m. there will be a $5.00 fee for every 10 minutes or portion.

 

Director's Message

Childhood is a short and precious time, and the joyful memories of summertime stay forever in our children's hearts.  Summer is for playing, sharing with friends, pursuing our dreams and feeling free.  At Conchita, we provide the perfect balance of play, sharing, dreaming, building, creating, and developing what we love.

Summer at CEA provides an eclectic offering of programs.  Whether your passion is dance or music or theatre or visual arts or scholarship, summer at CEA has a place for you.  Opportunities to stimulate creative thinking, social skills, artistic talents, and more are combined with the time to daydream, play games, celebrate friendships in the warmth of the sun and coolness of the shade; in short- to embrace everything that summer has to offer.

We're looking forward to a memorable time together.  We know your Summer at CEA will something you will want to experience again and again.  We are unique!

I look forward to a fun and enriching summer together!


MZD

 
 
 

12975 SW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33184

Office: 305-227-1149, Fax: 305-225-0184

 
 


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