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Summer Programs for Kids in Miami

Looking for the best Miami summer camps 2019 has to offer? 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. CEA is where to find the best art summer camp Miami has!

Summer Registration Form

Summer programs include:

  • SUMMER CAMP FACTS
  • ADVENTURES IN THE ARTS K4-3rd
  • COUGAR STRONG 4th-8th
  • DANCE
  • MUSICAL THEATRE
  • MUSIC
  • LUNCH


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


Summer in the Arts Facts

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

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

  • Each student will receive 2 summer camp tshirts. 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

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.

Adventures in the Arts
(for students entering K4 through 3rd grades)

Our Adventures in the Arts program is designed for campers to use the different avenues of the arts and sports as channels to build life experiences. Through music, sports, movement, 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. Children will be exposed to fun activities that help to develop their coordination and motor skills, while continuing to work on their athletic abilities. Children will develop their rhythm and musicality through creative movement. They will express their ideas and emotions in a fun and imaginative way. Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. 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! 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. Our summer counselors and lead teachers are a unique mix of alumni and CEA faculty.

Session 1:

June 10 - June 28

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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


Session 2:

July 1 - July 19

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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


Full Summer:

June 10 – July 19     •        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
(for students entering 4th through 8th grades)

Cougar Strong is a 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!

Come join the Cougar Strong movement!

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.

Session 1:

June 10 - June 28

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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


Session 2:

July 1 - July 19

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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


Full Summer:

June 10 – July 19     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Dance

Session 1:

Dance Intensive
(by invitation or audition for students entering 2nd grade and above)

 

June 10 - June 28

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. Students are placed in groups according to age and level, as determined by the teacher. Classes include ballet technique and choreography, gymnastics, for flexibility and core strength, jazz, contemporary dance, acting, sewing, dance history, folklore, choreography, master classes with guest teachers, and preparation for an end-of-course performance. The final performance will include group choreographies, as well as collaborations with the Musical Theatre and Music Intensives.

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. Some 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      $850

 

 

Session 2:

Spanish Dance
(by invitation or audition for students entering 2nd grade and above)

 

July 1 - July 19

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. Students are placed in groups according to age and level, as determined by the teacher. Classes include technique and choreography in Escuela Bolera, jota, classical Spanish dance, and flamenco with live musicians, and will include the study of props such as fan, shawl, and/or bata de cola. Students will also learn about the history and evolution of Spanish dance, anatomy for dancers and stage makeup. They will work together with the students in the Music Intensive, learning how to perform with live music. Together, they will begin preparation for the annual Hispanic Heritage performance in the fall.

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 10 – July 19     •        9:00 am – 4:00 pm


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

 

Musical Theatre Intensive

(by invitation or audition for students entering 3rd grade and above)

The Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, led by Alison Elliott and Anaida Carquez, is designed to introduce students interested in theatre and voice to the wonderful world of Broadway and Broadway-style musicals. Students will participate in a number of technique classes, including acting, improvisation, voice, movement, and tech work. The Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to give students an overall perspective on being a well-rounded and complete performance artist and allow them the space to play and discover talents they may not even know they had! There will be an end-of-course performances, for which students will work in collaboration with the Dance Intensive and Music Intensives on scenes from Broadway and Broadway-style musicals.

Session 1:

June 10 - June 28

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

 

Music

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

Session 1:

Music for Musical Theatre
(by invitation or audition for students
entering 3rd grade and above)

 

June 10 - June 28

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

The Music for Musical Theatre Intensive, led by Ms. Yirka Ledon, Mr. Norman Milanes, and Mrs. Tania Nuñez is designed to challenge and inspire Conservatory musicians in 3rd grade and above. The 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, while working on music from Broadway and Broadway-style musicals. Students will 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 will work in collaboration with the Dance and Musical Theatre Intensives to perform the music from scenes from Broadway and Broadway-style musicals in an end-of-course performance.


Session 2:

Music Intensive
(by invitation or audition for students
entering 3rd grade and above)

 

July 1 - July 19

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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 will work in collaboration with the Spanish Dance Intensive, learning about the richness of music from Spain and Latin America. Together they will work in preparation for the annual Hispanic Heritage performance in the fall.



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