Spotlight

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What is Spotlight?
 Spotlight is Calvary's Creative Arts Academy for youth Elementary through High School students. Spotlight's mission is to be a place for youth to explore the arts, develop skills, enhance their faith and use their creative talents. Save-the-Dates: CLICK HERE to see Spotlight's rehearsal and performance schedule for the 2016 - 2017 year. Please note that these dates/times are subject to updates and changes. More info to come.

STUDENTS:
 
For more information about participating in Spotlight, or to be added to the email contact list to receive updates as we open new sessions, please CLICK HERE and fill out the form.

VOLUNTEERS:
 
We would like to expand our production team as Spotlight transitions into a Creative Arts Academy. We are looking to offer additional opportunities for students to receive training and develop drama and worship teams, instrumental training, video and tv/film opportunities, technical training, etc. If you are involved (or know someone who is) with any aspect of creative arts either by profession or hobby, we would love to connect with you. We are looking for (but not limited to) vocal & acting coaches, choreography instructors/dancers, music producers, script writers, costumers, hair/make-up artists, set designers/builders, marketing support, cast support/events, student discipleship, ministry outreach/serve opportunities, volunteer coordination, production assistant and other creative/technical/performing arts gifts. Please fill out this VOLUNTEER FORM and we will follow up with you.

UPCOMING:

Spotlight is excited to launch OUR 10th YEAR, as well as the 2nd year of our Creative Arts Academy! CLICK HERE to take a look at our 2016 - 2017 Spotlight Schedule.

We were thrilled with the overwhelming response to our Spotlight Academy last year! Academy classes offer students the opportunity to grow and develop their skills, while working with industry professionals with impressive experience! We are expanding our offerings to give experienced students the opportunity to train at a more advanced level. All students in 2nd - 12th grades are encouraged to sign up annually to join Spotlight Academy, which will entitle them to the following benefits:

  • Academy Classes- Musical Theatre Skills Level I or II, On-Camera Acting Level I or II, Improv, Guitar 
  • Discounted Christmas production session registration 
  • Free registration for our Audition Workshop in January
  • Priority for our Spring Production audition time slots (audition time slots do fill up each year)
  • Discounted Spring production registration  
  • Priority invitations to participate in additional acting (stage, video, film), singing and worship opportunities that come up throughout the year. 

Academy classes will be Thursday evenings and enrollment is limited. Classes will be small groups and focused training for developing student's personal technique and skills. Students will be approved for Level II classes and Improv based on leader evaluation and commitment to attendance. Please review the Academy Absence Policy/Request Form- CLICK HERE.

  • Musical Theatre- Hone your triple-threat skills as we recreate show-stopping numbers from Broadway's biggest hits! Each week will include vocal and dance warm-ups/exercises before we hit the floor to learn choreography and vocals. Over the course of the class, we will cover proper theatre dance technique, the basics of safe singing, character development, theatre vocabulary and showmanship for the stage.

  • On Camera Acting- Are you ready for your close up?  Be on-camera ready for television, film and video projects. In this class you’ll work with actual commercial, television and film scripts and learn the techniques essential to performing them on camera. Learn how your own unique personal characteristics, experiences and emotions can bring words on the page to life unlike anyone else! These skills can be used to enhance your stage performances as well.

  • Improv (for students in 6th grade and up)- In this class you’ll learn how to turn unexpected moments into comedic genius! Improv is a GREAT way to build the important acting skills of listening and genuinely reacting to what’s happening in each moment of a scene.

  • Guitar- We will be offering Level I and Level II guitar for beginning students and students who would like to advance their skills. Students will work with Calvary's own amazing Worship Leaders!

  • Piano- We will open a NEW piano class if we have enough interested students. 

For our Christmas session, we will be performing an original mini-musical production in all church services on December 10th and 11th, rehearsals will be Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons (not all students will be required at all rehearsals). Please review the Fall-Christmas Production Contract- CLICK HERE, prior to registering.

Our Fall/Christmas production and Academy classes are underway. To receive future updates about upcoming Spotlight classes or events, CLICK HERE

Looking at the different options in the Conejo Valley for performing arts classes, at an average of $14 - $19 per hour, we are thrilled to offer competitive training with instructors who work professionally in the entertainment industry (including Broadway, television/film, and renowned recording artists) at an average of $4.50 per hour! 

We are looking forward to a great 10th Anniversary year, and hope you will join us!

Questions, email spotlight@calvarycc.org

A BIG THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO JOINED US IN OUR 2015 - 2016 SEASON!

 

THANK YOU to all who were involved with and came to see Alice in Wonderland, including the over 2000 local students who attended our school show! What a great weekend as we traveled down the rabbit hole and joined Alice in her madcap adventures. Our Spotlight students had a blast performing!

CHRISTMAS 2015- A great big thank you to all involved with our Christmas production, Snowed In in Burbank. The musical/service can be seen HERE. What a fantastic gift and blessing it was to all who were there!