Ham It Up! How to Start Your Own Acting Camp for Kids

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Ham It Up! How to Start Your Own Acting Camp for Kids is a unique, tested, and fun-filled acting camp program for children, ages 8 to 15, that includes an exciting performance for family and friends. This program focuses on developing strong acting skills, while emphasizing self-confidence, self-expression, creativity, concentration, self-esteem, individual style, public speaking, and group cooperation skills.

Ham It Up! grew out of years of holding summer acting camps in a performing arts studio. The camps became so successful that each camp session had a waiting list. Although this camp program was developed in a performing arts studio, it will work for anyone looking for a new day camp program.

Teachers with the interest, enthusiasm, and energy to lead a group of children through the activities and exercises can successfully teach this curriculum. You do not necessarily need any acting or drama instruction experience or even a background in the performing arts to use this program.

Ham It Up! offers you a tested, yet flexible, curriculum so that you spend your time focusing on teaching, not on research. The lessons take the guesswork out of planning, but are flexible enough to fit any situation. It is easy to understand and the acting techniques are explained in an easy to teach format.

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About the Author:

Stephanie Quinn is an actress, dancer, singer, director, writer, artist, and choreographer, but considers her biggest career accomplishment to be teaching the performing arts to children.

Stephanie is a dedicated educator, who creates wonderful acting, singing, and dancing programs for kids. Her directorial skills have enabled her students work professionally and win numerous awards. More importantly to Stephanie, her students are confident, expressive, and outgoing kids who have benefited from her programs in ways that will give them significant and creative skills that will last them a lifetime.

Stephanie's students have been seen in television episodes of "Malcolm in the Middle," "American Dreams," "Regular Joe," "Judging Amy," "ER," "Oliver Beene," "Ally McBeal," "The West Wing," "American Dragon: Jake Long," "Go Six," "Superconductors," and more.

Two of Stephanie's students are currently playing lead roles in popular television shows; The Disney Channel's, "Phil of the Future," and in Nickelodeon's, "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

Stephanie's students have landed feature roles in the movies "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson, "A Recipe For Disaster," starring John Larroquette and Leslie Ann Warren, "The Adventures of Ociee Nash," starring Mare Winningham and Keith Carradine, "They Are Among Us," "The Sugar Creek Gang," and in the newly released feature film "Rebound" with comedian Martin Lawrence.

Stephanie's students have appeared or been heard in numerous local and national commercials including, Radio Disney, Hanes, Universal Studios, Domino's Pizza, TiVO, Cartoon Network, McRae Department Stores, HPTV, O'Charley's, The Gap, Longhorn Steakhouse, Chef Boyardee, Goody's, ESPN, The Boys and Girls Clubs, The Food Network, the "Hey Arnold" movie promo, and more. Her students have also found success modeling, singing, dancing, and starring in many theater productions.

Stephanie is the founding artistic director for the award winning children's performing arts troupe, The Bubbalumpkins. She coaches and manages the teen country music singing group, Step It Up 5, in addition to guiding the careers of many talented kids.

Through her company, Quinn Entertainment, and her school, The Talent Factory, Stephanie and has written and produced numerous children's productions. She has written two books on teaching acting to children, "Ham It Up! How to Start Your Own Acting Camp For Kids" and "Improv For Kids." Her first screenplay, written with writing partner, Tami D'Addio, "Spell This," won second place in the screenwriting competition, "Perfect Pitch." Children's theatre groups throughout the world have performed Stephanie's play, "The Miss Medieval Beauty Pageant," published by Drama Source Publishing. She is currently writing two new comedy screenplays with her writing partner, Tami D'Addio, "The Emperor's Fresh Gear" and "The Mishaps of Reference Peterson" and her own screenplay, "The Search for Stinky." Stephanie has just completed writing her newest book on teaching children, "Start A Business Teaching Kids." It is a guide for anyone who wants to start a business teaching enrichment lessons, such as dance, music, sports, etc. to children.

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Stephanie Quinn
Published by Quinn Entertainment (2006)
ISBN 10: 0977309916 ISBN 13: 9780977309917
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