KIDS WEEK AT THE LAMP!

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Event Descriptions

 

MONDAY

Lovely Day Events 

We are so excited to get moving and playing with you this summer!  Join your favorite snow sister characters as we tell stories, play games, and make snowy crafts to keep cool through this summer heat!  And don't forget to grab your favorite grown-up, or two, to sing, dance, imagine, and play for our Grown-Up and Me class!  All three classes are great for children of all ages, as well as for both boys and girls!  We hope to bring a little magic to your summer, so let's journey into the unknown together!

 

Acting Classes

The offered class are for all acting levels and will focus on building characters and techniques through acting games, improvisation exercises, and cold readings in scene work and monologues.  These exercises will help build confidence in the audition process as well.

 

TUESDAY

 

Satya Yoga
Calling all active 5-8 year olds for a yoga class full of games, music, yoga poses, and relaxation!  This class is designed for the curiosity of young minds and the development of their gross motor skills.  This is an important stage in a child’s mental, emotional, and physical development, and yoga for kids can help to focus their scattered energy in a positive way.  Yoga can help this age group gain control over their physical movements and acquire better balance and coordination.  The playful practice of yoga also may help them learn to express emotions through postures and breathing, using models from nature.  In this class children can learn to use creative and constructive ways to view the world around them as they grow.

 

Yoga is a wonderful way for children ages 9-14 to express themselves. Yoga inspires creativity and imagination, and can help children learn to focus and calm themselves. Believe it or not, kids can feel stressed, too!  Yoga for kids of any age can help relieve their tension and focus their energy on various tasks.  This 45 minute class incorporates games, stretches, breathing techniques, and allows children to explore and play in a nurturing, non-competitive environment.

 

Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, Bereavement Neighborhood Kids and Teens Family-Based Grief Support Program

The Importance of Emotional and Mental Health: Creating a Memory and Emotions Jar. 

This video class will walk you through the steps of creating a jar that can house memories of lost loved ones, memories of things you are missing due to the pandemic, and a place for the really big emotions you may be feeling.  Remember two things: mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, and be as creative as possible because in art there is no right or wrong way. 

 

Dance Classes

Students will learn the basic steps of Jazz Dance with turns, kicks, and leap steps with a Hip-Hop twist, featuring stylized Jazz technique inter-mixed with popular Hip-Hop moves.  During the classes, the children will discover or improve their abilities, and enhance their knowledge of their own coordination and strength.  These expressions through movement, should encourage the children's confidence as performers and individuals.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Science Show

A quirky and fun science show is planned for children of all ages, presented by local school teachers.

 

Kitchen Chemistry 

A Cake Experiment

Children will learn basic baking skills, while gaining some understanding of chemistry at the same time.  Join us for this exciting experiment in the kitchen.  Adult participation is advised.

 

Chalk Art

Insect Anatomy

 

Children will learn about the physical characteristics of insects, while participating in interactive art projects using chalk.

 

Vocal Classes

Beginning Course Ages 5-8:

Students will learn the fundamentals of singing in this course.  This includes exercises that focus on breathing, posture, and diction.  We will explore the vocal range and play with the different sounds that the human voice can make.  This will be done with fun speech to singing exercises.  Students of this age range will work on finding their head voice, while continuing to match the given pitch.  During this course we will cover short songs with the vocal range of C4-C5.

 

Beginning Course Ages 9-14:

Students will explore the key fundamentals of singing.  This will include discussions and exercises on breathing, posture, and diction.  Students will learn stretches to help them to find an optimal posture for singing.  There will be a focus on breathing exercises that will allow the student to increase their airflow and range.  We will also discuss the differences between the head voice and the chest voice.  During this course we will cover short songs with vocal range of Bb3- E4.

 

THURSDAY

Pittsburgh Puppet Works

Puppet Show

This special presentation will include a 30 minute professional puppetry performance, loaded with snappy tunes and silly jokes. 

 

Paper Puppet Craft

Learn to create fun paper puppets, featuring some special animals, OR use your imagination to make your own unique puppet.  Difficulty levels will vary during demonstrations.

 

FRIDAY

 

Scavenger Hunts 

Print at Home

Kids can have a blast looking for all kinds of items around the house and yard, with these creative scavenger hunts that are fun for all ages.

 

Artwork Showcase

The Lamp Theatre is very excited to present an artwork slideshow, featuring images of the creations submitted from the children who have participated in Kids Week–Virtual.  Photographs of the children’s artwork, crafts, and achievements will be placed on display via social media outlets of the theater.  Families interested in sharing their children’s hard work and creativity, can email pictures of their masterpieces to thelampkidsweek@gmail.com by July 9 at 9 PM.

 

ARTWORK SHOWCASE

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

 
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Madelynne Caralli

Dance/Craft Instructor

Madelynne Caralli is a classically trained Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer.  She has 18 years of training and performance experience.  She currently works as a dance instructor, choreographer and entertainer in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  She performs for several production companies including RWS Entertainment Group, Stage Right!, Lovely Day Events and Latshaw Productions.  Madelynne is also a volunteer at the Lamp Theatre helping with special event planning, social media and marketing.  She is also honored to be the Creative Arts Technical Producer for Kids Week-Virtual.

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Mary Furlo

Yoga Instructor

Mary Furlo has a background in Elementary/Early Childhood Education (Penn State University) and Business (Seton Hill University).  Mary owned and operated Wisdom and Wonders, Inc. Child Care and Yoga Studio from 2004 to 2007, where she had the pleasure of bringing yoga into the lives of children and adults.  She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2008 at Wisdom and Wellness and became an E-RYT in 2013, RCYT in 2014 and YACEP in 2017.  After years of working at various schools and Universities, and currently a Career Advisor, she is happy to have returned to her true passion of teaching yoga to children and adults.  Mary co-founded Satya Yoga, LLC. in Greensburg, PA , and she is dedicated to sharing yoga with people of all ages throughout the community.  Mary believes that our children are our future, and by bringing the practice of yoga into their lives, she is sharing peace, one child at a time, on and off the mat.

Anna Lowrey

Vocal Instructor

Anna Lowrey is currently a second-year graduate student at Shenandoah University majoring in Vocal Pedagogy with a concentration in Contemporary and Commercial Music.  She received her Bachelor’s of Music from Baldwin Wallace University in May 2019.  During her time in undergraduate she was a Vocal Performance major focusing mainly on opera, art song, and musical theatre genres.  Halfway through her undergraduate career, she found a passion for teaching voice when she started taking pedagogy classes.  She began teaching through the Baldwin Wallace Community Music School outreach program, which lead to her teaching high school music theatre students throughout the greater Cleveland area.  Anna has been involved in numerous choirs, opera, and musicals during her academic career.  Some her favorite roles she has learned include Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress (Baldwin Wallace University), Jenny in The Three Penny Opera (Cleveland Opera Theatre), and The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival).  Anna is currently a member of the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir and was previously involved in the Baldwin Wallace Treble Choir.  She is trained vocally by Professor Gregory Lee Harrell (Baldwin Wallace University) and Edrie Means Weekly (Shenandoah University).  She is a proud member of SNATS (Student National Association of Teachers of Singing) and is currently enrolled in the Shenandoah CCM institute.  Her passion is teaching safe and healthy techniques for students of all genres and ages.  She is thrilled to be joining you virtually this summer and hopes you will find her warm-ups and exercises fun, helpful, and useful.

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Melissa Newell

Acting Instructor

Melissa has a B.A. in Music Education and a minor in Theatre Performance from Seton Hill University.  She also has a Masters in Inclusion Education from SHU.  She has been teaching Music for Penn Hills School District for 14 years.  Melissa has choreographed for several school districts and is currently the choreographer for Leechburg Area School District.  She also teaches dance at Kelsey’s Dance and Fitness in Plum.  Melissa has performed for several theaters and companies including Split Stage Productions, Theatre Factory, Apple Hill Playhouse, and New Kensington Civic Theatre.  She is so excited to be a part of Kids Week again this year.

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Kristy Walter

Craft Instructor

Kristy Walter is an Art Therapist and Bereavement Counselor for Excela Health Home Care and Hospice.  She works with individuals of all ages as well as families to express their grief, emotions, and feelings through both the creative process and traditional talk therapy.

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Event Sponsors

*The Pennsylvania Council On The Arts

The Caralli Family

 

Partner Sponsor

Eat’n Park

 

Day Sponsors

Rupp Fiore Insurance Management Inc.

Commercial Bank & Trust of PA

 

Class Sponsor

Excela Health

 

 

*Kids Week-Virtual was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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DONATE!

Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated!

 

Kids Week Virtual in the news!

Special thanks to the following for your recognition of Kids Week-Virtual!

 

Broadcast Communications, Inc.

 

Tribune-Review

 

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

 

Westmoreland Heritage

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