Acting Camps for Kids Near La Follette, Tennessee

by Patti Richards Google

La Follette, Tennessee is a small town of around 8,000, located in the northeastern part of the state. There are several acting camps within an easy distance from La Follette in Knoxville. They are sponsored by schools, the Children's Theatre of Knoxville and the University of Tennessee.

Camp Webb

Camp Webb is sponsored by the Webb School of Knoxville (webbschool.org). It offers a Drama Camp for children who are entering grades 2 to 7. Classes focus on blending acting and movement to develop performance skills. There is an end-of-session performance. Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

University of Tennessee Summer Camps

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (utk.edu/) provides summer acting camps for elementary and secondary school students. For children in grades four to six, it offers a one-week session of "Play in a Day: Acting and Theatre Games." A two-week intensive acting workshop is offered for high school students, covering basic acting technique, improvisation, voice and movement. The workshop is held at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on the campus.

Knoxville Children's Theatre

The Knoxville Children's Theatre (childrenstheatreknoxville.com) features three week-long summer acting camps. There is a musical theatre acting camp for kids aged 13 through 18, a teen acting camp for ages 11 to 17 and an elementary acting camp for kids aged 6 to 10. Students register for camp on a first-come first-served basis and all sessions take place at the theatre facility in downtown Knoxville.

Garden Montessori Summer Camp

The Garden Montessori School of Knoxville (gardenmontessori.org) holds two summer drama camps for kids in two-week sessions from 9 a.m. to noon. The first session offers basic instructions in acting, while the second session is the advanced component. Different classes are offered each summer; for example, the 2011 sessions focused on acting for film. Sign up by calling the school or submitting the email contact form on their website.

About the Author

Patti Richards has been a writer since 1990. She writes children’s books and articles on parenting, women's health and education. Her credits include San Diego Family Magazine, Metro Parent Magazine, Boys' Quest Magazine and many others. Richards has a Bachelor of Science in English/secondary education from Welch College.

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