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This summer was so fun! I was able to go to two weeks of Spotlight Youth Theater summer camp thanks to PRCAC. They were both maybe my favorite camps ever! I made so many friends and I miss them very much.
The theme for the first week of camp was Super Heroes. I made some new friends and had the opportunity to mentor some of the younger campers on my team. I learned a whole lot of dancing. This camp really got me more interested in dancing. I remember we did dancing across the floor and it was so fun! At the end of the week we performed a showcase for our families. I received one acting part and three vocal parts. I messed up one of my solos and I was pretty bummed, but it was a learning experience. Overall, it was a pretty fun camp. I learned the most new things in singing, and I love to sing and want to get better.
The second week of camp was even better! The second week I was enrolled in a more advanced camp geared toward older students: Rockin' Pop Opera. This camp featured numbers from many popular Broadway shows including: In the Heights , The Wiz , Little Shop of Horrors and the new, multi Tony Award winning show, Hamilton . The dances were so hard, but also twice as fun. My favorite dance we did was to the song "In the Heights " where we got to dance salsa. I also learned a great deal of acting techniques, and how to do a great audition. I was so excited to be cast in the role of Peggy Schuyler, a supporting role in the show Hamilton . I really pushed myself a lot for "The Schuyler Sisters", a very demanding song that required singing in three part harmony. That is hard, but let me tell you - it sounded awesome! In the end, this was one of my best summers ever! Thank you Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council!