Make this summer more special for kids. Here are fun theater workshops, tech camps on game creation and robotics, and writing workshops including Inquirer’s summer writing camp and a “phonetography” class.
Theater and performance arts
Peta summer workshops
Theater classes for kids and teens who want to learn basic and advanced acting and theater production.
Children’s Theater 1—May 2-14, 8 a.m.-12 noon, at Pineapple Lab in Makati. A 10-session workshop where kids, ages 6-8, can learn discipline through rhythmic movement, dance, songs, games, painting, puppetry, storytelling, role-playing. (P10,000)
Children’s Theater 2—May 2-14,
8 a.m.-12 noon, at Pineapple Lab in Makati. Kids ages 9-12 learn music, body movement, dance, visual arts, poetry, short story writing, storytelling and drama improvisation. (P10,000)
Teen Theater—May 2-14, 1-5 p.m., Pineapple Lab, Makati. For teens ages 13-16; covers creative drama, sound and music, creative writing, body movement and dance, visual arts. (P11,000)
Theater Arts—May 2-14, 6-10 p.m., Pineapple Lab, Makati. Students 17 years old and above learn the skills, attitudes required in theater production; theater history; theater appreciation; criticism. (P11,000)
Creative Musical Theater 1—April 7-May 15, 6-10 p.m., Peta Theater Center for participants 16 and above (P11,000)
Peta Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Call 7256244, 4100821, 0905-3696003; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repertory Philippines’ summer workshop
Each class ends with full theater production complete with costumes, sets, lights, props.
Schedule: Classes started April 12
Kiddie Class—11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:15-3:15 p.m.; for 5-8 years old
Preteens Class—11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; for 9-12 years old
Teens Class—1:15-3:15 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; for 13-16 years old
Adults Class—6:30-8:30 p.m., for 17 years old and above (workshop fee is P8,000)
9 Works Theatrical Stage Camp Summer Theatre Workshops
Seven weeks of acting, singing and dancing, with culminating shows at RCBC Plaza.
Schedule: All classes, Monday-Friday at The Loft, Rockwell Center, Makati.
Kiddie and Pre-Teen Camp—April 11-29, 1-3 p.m.; May 2-27, 12-3 p.m. For ages 5-11
Teens Camp—April 11-29, 4-6 p.m.; May 2-27; 3:30-6:30 p.m. For ages 12-16
Adult Camp—April 11-29, 7-9 p.m.; May 2-27, 7-10 p.m. For ages 17 years old and up (P9,500; P8,500 for Rockwell Club Members)
Call 0917-5545560, 5867105; e-mail email@example.com.
Tanghalang Pilipino Summer Theater Adventure Workshop
A four-week program for kids to learn onstage and backstage basics.
Schedule: All classes ongoing until May 1, Tuesday-Saturday
Acting for Beginners—Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Characterization, script analysis, theater games, theater techniques for kids 14 years old and above. (P10,000)
Musical Theater for Beginners—1-5 p.m.; for 12 years old and above who want to perform with ease. (P10,000)
Rehearsal and Performance Techniques—6-10 p.m. For 18 years old and above with previous experience in acting. (P10,000)
Production and Stage Management—6-10 p.m. Learn how to be the boss backstage. (P10,000)
Tanghalang Pilipino, 2/F, Production Design Center Bldg., Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay. Call Lei Celestino at 0915-6072275, 0908-8941384
Workshops on singing, acting and modeling for kids and teens.
Schedule: Classes ongoing at KidzCity The Podium, Kidzcity SM Aura, Hip Zone Alabang Town Center. Enrollment is still open.
Theater workshops—Playshop Performance for kids ages 4-12, Children’s Theater, Children’s Musical Theater, Musical Theater for teens
Playshop Crew—Dance classes for toddlers, kids and teens
Teen workshops—Playshop Power, Public Speaking, Star Power
Call 9014364, 0917-5864177. Visit www.trumpetsplayshop.com
Acts Dance and Arts Academy
Schedule: Classes start May 1 at Acts Dance & Arts Academy; full schedule on website. Recital is June 11 at Tanghalang Pasigueno.
Classes: Baby Ballet for 4-6 years old, Ballet for Kids, Kids Hip-Hop, Contemporary Hip-Hop, Lyrical Hip-Hop, even K-Pop (fee starts at P4,500 for 12 sessions, inclusive of recital fee).
Acts Dance & Arts Academy, Gymplus, 3/F, Starmall Edsa, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Call 9043604, 0917-9237453. Visit www.actsdanceacademy.com.
Power Mac Center Spotlight’s Backstage Heroes
An interactive theater workshop where kids can learn production basics on lighting, stage design, sounds.
Schedule: April 23; 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 1.5 hours (P500)
Power Mac Center Spotlight is at Circuit Makati. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Manila Symphony Orchestra music camp
Intensive music camp in Baguio. Lessons include music theory, techniques courses, repertoire review and refinement, practice tips, master classes, individual lessons, daily recitals, ensemble, chamber music, orchestra class, team-building activities.
Fees cover training, transportation, food, accommodation, T-shirt.
Schedule: Enrollment ongoing until April 15. Kids 8 years old and above can learn the violin, viola, cello, winds, piano and guitar from faculty members of Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Music Academy led by conductor Arturo Molina. (P1,500 for Baguio residents, classes only; P7,800 for MSO Academy and Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra students; P9,300 for regular students. Add-ons: P1,000 for hour-long individual lesson, P600 for 30-minute individual lesson).
Public concerts on April 29, 4 p.m., at University of the Cordilleras Theater; MSO Junior Orchestra Gala Concert with pianist Hansel Ang as soloist is on April 30, 8 p.m., at Hill Station, Baguio City.
Call 0915-6878111, 3547709. E-mail email@example.com.
Inquirer Jr. Summer Camp
Two-day writing workshop with speakers from the Inquirer team for kids ages 7-12. Lessons include introduction to newspaper layout, news and feature writing, sourcing the news, putting out your own newsletter, and a “phonetography” class on Day 2 at The Mind Museum in Taguig City (P1,699).
Schedule: April 14-15, 20-22 at Philippine Daily Inquirer office
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City. Call 8978808 local 352, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writer’s Block’s Writing Lab
Writer’s Block Philippines is hosting The Write Stuff: A Writing Lab for Teens, that aims to develop the young writer’s voice.
Schedule: April 16, 1-5 p.m., Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City.
Call 0917-3979927; e-mail email@example.com
Book-making at Ayala Museum
Kids 7 and above can write and make a handcrafted book in the Book-Making Workshop facilitated by Jomike Tejido and Haraya Tejido (P4,800).
Fee includes materials, handouts, snacks, a certificate, free one-day admission to Ayala Museum and free one-day access to the library.
Schedule: April 17 and 24, 2-4 p.m., at Ayala Museum
Call 7598288 to 22 local 25. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ayalamuseum.org
Game creation at Power Mac Center
Techie kids ages 7-12 can use their Mac and iOS devices in courses such as Basic Electronic Engineering, Robotics Programming with Sphero, Game Creation, 3D Design to 3D Printing, App Development, Augmented Reality, Stop Motion Video Creation, and Interactive eBooks Creation. There will be three sessions for each topic (P3,500 per course; P6,000 for two).
Schedule: Manila classes ongoing until April 30; April 25-May 6 in Cebu; ongoing until May 6 in Davao City.
Call 5534211 or 6399. E-mail email@example.com. Visit http:
First Robotics Learning Center
First Robotics Learning Center is having a Gamers’ AdventureLand science and technology summer camp.
Schedule: Classes are held by batches until July 5 at First Robotics Learning Center, Greenhills, San Juan; full schedule on First Robotics website.
Banana Carnival Party—Kids 5 years old and up use Lego Duplos in activities. (P8,500)
The Zombies’ Battle—Kids 7 years old and up engage in hands-on activities in the field of robotics. (P9,000)
Pocket Monster Challenge—Kids 9 years old and up learn how to create and program robots. (P9,500)
Mathemagis Singapore Maths Enrichment program
Better math and problem-solving for kids 4-9 years old. Branches are at Serendra, Makati, Timog, Katipunan and SM Pasig. (Rates start at P4,800)
Call 0917-8165809, 7798519.