2024 Dance-Theater Camp: Lion Witch & Wardrobe

Youth (Production) Winter Dance-Theater Camp:  Frozen Graphic

A fun and invigorating way to spend your school Winter Break week
(and a couple weeks leading up to it!)

Two Saturdays in February (Feb 10 & 24)
and Mon-Friday February 26-March 1, 2024
Plus performances March 1 & 2, 2024


LNT Dance-Theater Performance Camp: for ages 9-17*

slightly younger students may be accepted via interview/audition

10am-2pm: SAT's Feb 10 & 24
9am-4:30pm MON-FRI, Feb 26-Mar 1
plus Performances: Fri March 1 at 7:00pm and Sat March 2 at 2pm and 7pm

Purchase Here

Take Your Performance to New Heights.

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

(Gentle audition process will be part of the first workshop on Saturday, February 10th.)

This is an intense and demanding Intermediate Level Camp  - that meets students where they are, yet encourages them to (safely) reach new levels they didn't think they were capable of attaining.
Work with dedicated professionals and other eager students .  

Led by Taryn Noelle (choreographer/director) and Tim Guiles (musical director) and special guests!
(including LNT artistic directors Kim Bent and Kathleen Keenan and professional designers)

All students will be part of the final production.
(auditions for specific roles will be included as part of the workshop process.)

students, coached by Taryn Noelle, lift another student (lying perpeniduclar to the floor) in a dance
Contemporary 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 The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe's characters broadens our storytelling and self-expression into the worlds of magic, action (stage combat), comedy, and tender drama.
The music will be specially arranged for developing voices.

"They Open A Door And Enter A World”

The emphasis is on skill development and creativity in a supportive, professional environment, culminating in  fully-staged, public performances of  "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"

All your favorite characters from CS Lewis' book are in this enchanting and magical stage adaptation by Don Quinn, with Taryn Noelle & Kim Bent. 

The adaptation is fantastic! It's an inspiringly creative, ensemble-oriented staging that allows every member of the cast to shine!
It's Acting! It's Dance & Movement! It's Music - with original and popular tunes! 
The production camp is designed to welcome you if you love to Move & Dance, to Act, or to Sing - or all three!

“May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens."

The Impossible Voyage in Performance

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, choreographer of LNT's The Addams Family, Hairspray, Frozen Jr) 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. 

Accompanist & Musical Director Tim Guiles is an exceptions vocal coach who will guide students in new skills for singing, harmonizing and safely making more sound.

Additional instructors/production team members: LNT artistic directors Kim Allen Bent, Kathleen Keenan, Ballet Wolcott founder (and now LNT Assoc Managing Director) Brandy Perez, professional production designers like Samuel J Biondolillo & Kelly Daigneault, 
plus special guest artists/teachers!


"Out of all of the theater experiences over the past 7 years, the LNT Experience was hands-down the most beneficial for A***.
I cannot say enough about the collaborative, positive environment created during the intensive.
Thank You!"

- Nicole Sorrell (parent) 4/2022

Go “page-to-stage” in one intense week, plus 2 (half day) prep workshops

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.Taryn adjusts young actors posture during camp
Extra challenging roles and dance features available for more experienced students. 

Enrollment minimum: 10          
Enrollment maximum: 18

Full Day Cost: $600.  
(Early Bird Registration Discounts- if purchased before 1/5/24) 
Purchase Here

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

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please remember All Sales Final!

50% Non-refundable deposit required.
Balance Due two weeks prior to 1st day of workshop.
There are no refunds once classes begin.
Prior to start date, partial refunds may be available with cancellation in keeping with a time-sensitive sliding scale.


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

Frozen Jr, February 2023
costumes by Jessica Della Pepa Clayton, scenic by Kim Bent,  Lighting by Kelly Daigneault

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