The Red Bank Catholic campus always bustles with activity, and summer is no exception. RBC’s Summer Sports Camps and Summer Enrichment Program offer a wide range of activities for students and, as usual, many have been taking full advantage.
The Summer Enrichment Courses include programs hosted by the RBC Fine and Performing Arts Department. In these courses, which finished last week, students chose classes ranging from Dance Intensive and Theater to Mixed Media Art Experience.
According to Dance teacher Mrs. Bascom, this year’s summer dance group included “enthusiastic and talented incoming freshman dancers!” Taught by Mrs. Bascom and Mrs. Kelly, the two week camp culminated with an informal performance showcasing routines the students learned in modern, contemporary, combat jazz, and musical theater genres. The student dancers impressed both teachers, who enjoyed sharing the beginning of summer introducing them to dance at RBC. The classes left theses teachers excited and looking forward to working with these girls over the next four years.
In addition to dance classes, the Mixed Media Art Experience, taught by Art teacher Mrs.Valentino, provided an opportunity for students to experiment with a variety of media, manipulating and combining them for unique outcomes. This summer enrichment course employed a “hands on” approach, and encouraged each student to infuse his or her project with a personal, creative expression while gaining an understanding of each medium.
In the Theater class, students participated in exercises that focused on acting skills and audition techniques. Honors Theater teacher, Mr. Gissubel, gave a general overview of theater, including proper performer warm ups, theater history, character analysis, and audition tips and etiquette. Each student chose a monologue at the beginning of the week and learned how to memorize it, analyze it, act it, and by the end of the four day course, perform it.
RBC has offered the Summer Enrichment Program for many years. The program encourages students to explore their artistic instincts, try something new, or advance their academic skills while enjoying time with friends and making new ones. Incoming freshmen who participate have an opportunity to walk the campus, meet new friends and see some familiar faces when they return in September. The program continues to grow, building on the opportunities for expanded artistic offerings created by the school’s acquisition of the Fine and Performing Arts Building, which anchors the northwest corner of the RBC campus.
Click the link below for a slideshow of the 2015 Fine & Performing Arts Summer Enrichment classes:
Enjoy the below video clips of the dance routines performed at the showcase: