2022 Dance-Theater Camp: Winnie The Pooh

Youth (Production) Dance-Theater Camp:  The Impossible Voyage in Performance
Winnie the Pooh

A fun and invigorating way to spend your school Winter Break week
February 21-26, 2022


LNT Dance-Theater Performance Camp
(offering two levels this year!)
for ages 6-9, and 10-18
M-F, Feb 21-25
9am-Noon (ages 6-9); 9am-4:30pm (ages 10 & up)
plus Performances: Fri Feb 25 at 6:00pm and Sat Feb 26 at 11am

And New This Year a Meet & Greet (with initial dance moves and script distribution) Thu Feb 10th, from 3:30-5pm

(Young ones will have an expanded day on Friday Feb 25)

This Camp is designed especially for returning students, but is welcoming and attainable for new students.

No Audition.
Previous dance and gymnastic experience is helpful but not necessary.

This is an intense and demanding Intermediate Level Camp for older/more experienced students;
with more introductory and less challenging opportunities for younger and less experienced students in the morning sessions.

(ability to focus important for all ages & experience levels)

All students will be part of the final production.

students, coached by Taryn Noelle, lift another student (lying perpeniduclar to the floor) in a danceContemporary dance requires you to bring the emotional life front & center, which is why it works so well combined with acting!
Come away with new dance moves, increased capacity for self-expression, and storytelling skills.
Focusing our work on Winnie The Pooh stories and characters broadens our storytelling and self-expression into the worlds of comedy & slapstick.

"Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you.
And all you can do is to go where they can find you.”   

The emphasis is on skill development and creativity in a supportive, professional environment, culminating in an original, fully-staged, public performance of  "Back To the 100-Acre-Wood": a winnie-the-pooh revue"- inspired by the stories of AA Milne.
The best loved stories and characters of all time from Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner are included.

Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, and the Heffalump, among others!

“I always get to where I’m going by walking from where I’ve been.”

The story will follow the adventures - and misadventures  - of Pooh and the Gang as they try to evade baths, catch the heffalump and check on their friends!Taryn adjusts young actors posture during camp

Camp Objectives include:  

Expand Potential and Awareness of Physical Self; Awareness of Self in Space; Storytelling Tools: improv, dramatic arc, plot-line, dynamics
Increase Expressive Potential;  Use of Original Songs/Props/Set Elements to more effectively tell story;  Embrace Collaboration & Working Together;

Noted actor-singer-dancer-choreographer Taryn Noelle (winner of the 2017 Vermont Arts Councils Governor’s Excellence Award in Arts Education.) with Ballet Wolcott founder (and now LNT Assoc Managing Director) Brandy Perez will teach modern dance styles, physical improv, and theater games, with an emphasis on the shared skills and emotional availability required for theater & modern dance. 

additional instructors/production team members: Kim Allen Bent, Kathleen Keenan, Samuel J Biondolillo, Todd Hanley,
plus special guest artists/teachers!

Go “page-to-stage” in just one week!

In addition to dance & acting, and working on original tunes, students will explore creating live sound effects & soundscapes to create the world of the play.
Extra challenging roles and dance available for more experienced students. 

Younger students (those age 9) with experience, may apply to join the  full day workshop via an interview with artistic directors and/or Taryn Noelle.

Enrollment minimum: 8          Enrollment maximum: 16

Full Day Cost: $425.  Half-Day Cost: $260 (this portion of the camp is full)
(Early Bird Registration Discounts- if purchased before 1/6/22) 
Purchase Here

 Please be sure to also Complete the Registration Form: https://lostnationtheater.org/education-program-registration-form/ 

Apply for Scholarship Assistance


performance shot of The Little Prince - full stageThe Little Prince, February  2020
costumes by Mary Dobbins, scenic by Natasha Troop & Robyn Osiecki, Lighitng by Natasha TRoop