Yes. While many aspiring performers attend multiple programs, Camp Broadway is a welcoming place for all.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
How much training does my child need to enroll in Shining Stars?
Shining Stars is for performers age 7-9. No prior acting, singing or dancing experience is required to participate in Camp Broadway. Due to the ensemble nature of the program both beginners and experienced campers will be nurtured and challenged.
Can you explain the Shining Stars program?
The Shining Stars program content is focused on the Ensemble, not individual stars. Whether your child wants to specialize in costume design, choreography, stage production or performance, they’ll learn to see the power of group play and cooperation as important ingredients in the recipe for success both on stage and off.
Where in the country is Shining Stars offered?
Camp Broadway offers the Shining Stars program in New York City in July for 1 week only.
What is the Shining Stars schedule?
Shining Stars is a 5-day program held Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. It culminates with the Family Finale Showcase on Friday afternoon.
Where does Shining Stars take place?
Camp Broadway programs are held in various Broadway rehearsal studios located in/around mid-town Manhattan, within minutes from the Broadway theatre district. Shining Stars takes place in the same studios used by professional productions. The studio name and address will be posted on the program Callboard in advance of the session.
Note for NYC camps: Camp Broadway’s administrative office is located outside this district.
How many students are enrolled in Shining Stars?
Camp Broadway caps enrollment to Shining Stars at 50. The ensemble is organized into two groups of 25 campers to ensure small coaching and rehearsal groups.
Is attendance at all sessions during the 5-day program mandatory?
Yes. All Camp Broadway programs are cumulative. Consistent attendance at all class sessions creates an optimum rehearsal environment, inspires a more collaborative creative process and leads to a better performance outcome for all involved.
What are the professional qualifications of the Shining Stars teaching staff?
For all programs, Camp Broadway’s teaching staff go through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors must have Broadway and/or National Tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, also have credentials working for professional theatre. Camp Broadway staff submit to an annual background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
How do I register my child in Shining Stars?
Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Just click the registration button on the Shining Stars program page. It will direct you to ACTIVE Camp Broadway’s secure registration platform. Please make sure to provide the best email address and add Camp Broadway to your contacts to prevent our future communications from ending up in your spam folder.
How do I best prepare my child to participate in Shining Stars?
Once you have officially enrolled your child in Shining Stars, you will receive a confirmation email from ACTIVE. The email will include a link to the program “Callboard” on our website. As the date of the session nears, you will receive periodic emails containing pertinent information such as rehearsal location and schedule, costume notes, and more.
Where can I find program information and updates?
As referenced above, The Shining Stars Callboard is a dedicated page on our website that will have the most up to date information about the program. It is updated regularly as information is available and includes details about hotels, studio locations, rehearsal schedule, lunch menus, costumes details, etc. When in doubt—Go to the Callboard.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full registration fee is refunded. If campers withdraw from the program up to 1 month in advance of the start date, we retain $250 out of the registration fee and the balance will be refunded to you. Similarly, there are no refunds on deposits or full payments on a cancellation made later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the program.
Who do I contact while Shining stars is in session if I have a question or concern?
Prior to the first day of the program or at the parent orientation, you will be provided with an on-site contact name and telephone number. If you have any questions, requests or concerns and/or need to communicate with your child, your call will be relayed to the Line Producer and/or on-site manager who oversees your child.
Do you provide housing?
No. Camp Broadway is not a traditional sleep-away camp and does not provide housing for any of our programming. However, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check the Callboard for any special offers that may be available during your program.
Does my child need to bring lunch?
No. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated based on the information you provide on the required supplemental medical form.
What should my child wear at Shining Stars?
Your child will be given 2 Camp Broadway t-shirts; each camper must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt each day. Additional shirts may be purchased through the program Callboard or on-site at registration. Comfortable non-constricting clothes and soft-soled sneakers or dance shoes should be worn for class. Jeans are not permitted.
Does my child need dance shoes?
All participants will receive suggestions for shoes to be worn for the final showcase approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. This information is also posted on the Callboard.
Does my child need a costume?
Yes. Participants will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the Shining Stars Showcase. These are items that can likely be found in your own closet. All props and accessories are made by the campers during camp hours. You will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program with costume suggestions for your camper. This information is also posted on the Callboard.
Do I have to buy tickets for the Family Finale?
No. Admission to the Family Finale Showcase is free. Family and friends are welcome to attend. (Some limits may apply based on venue size.)
I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?
If, at any time, you have any questions about your registration or participation in Shining Stars or any other program, please contact Dale Semler at 212.575.3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are M-F, 9 am – 3 pm.