Florida’s Premier Performing Arts Summer Camp is Coming to Boone!

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For the past 14 years thousands of budding performing arts students have flocked to Next Generation Kids to take part in one of their exciting summer camps. Whether it’s your first show or your 50th, Next Generation Kids helps train you to take your performance to the next level with their 1 week performing camps. Singing, dancing, acting and more! At the end of the week, perform your show on Friday night for your family and friends! In Boone, we’ve teamed up with Studio K dance studio to create an all new musical theater experience never high_school_musical2before seen in the area.

Shows include Princess Power, Annie Review, Grease Review (edited for content), High School Musical 1,2 &3, Wicked Review, Hairspray

These performing arts camps are directed by David and Sheryl Chernault. You can see their website at nextgenkids.com, and read his bio. They are a wonderful couple with tons of experience in theater, recording, musical performances of many kinds as well as running this Performing Arts school grease_summerin Orlando for 13 years.
There will be two camps: July 6th – 10th with a performance by the kids on Friday night the 10th
July 13th – 17th with a performance by the kids on Friday night the 17th.  The camp is run Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm.

The kids bring a sack lunch and eat there. They work on presenting a quick review of a well known Broadway show, or Disney show, including choreography, group singing, solo singing (by choice, not forced), some acting and often the kids paint a set for the show also.  disney-princesses

There will be three age groups available:
  • 4 yrs – 8 yrs (Annie/Princess Power group)
  • 9 yrs – 12 yrs (Grease/Mary Poppins)
  • 13 yrs and up (Wicked/Hairspray).

It is open to boys and girls. The Grease lyrics are cleaned up so they are appropriate.  All three groups will perform on Friday night.

The cost is $150 per child. It can be made in 3 payments or all at once. The first payment is a deposit and secures your child’s spot in the camp. It can be made by the end of March, to spread out the payments, but you may make the first payment whenever you register.   The second payment by the end of May, and the third payment by the first day of camp. The camps are non-refundable. Once you register and pay a deposit, you are committed.  Registration will be open until the camp is full.

The weekdays of camp will be held at Studio K Dance Workshop in Boone. The performance will be held at Alliance on Friday night. The performance will be free.
Amy Berry is the local mom who is responsible for bringing this camp to Boone.  Here is her story, and the reason she is sponsoring this camp:

When my daughter attended this summer camp, it was the first time I saw her let loose and really perform a character. She had always sung well, but this time it came from her toes!

It was so much fun to choreograph the Grease camp and introduce kids to one of the most popular musicals of my generation!
The NGK camps have been such a highlight of the summer for my kids that I thought we should bring it up here. This is an artistic community and I know there are many kids who would love an experience like this. The atmosphere is fun, clean, and positive and for some is their first experience with Broadway type material. Not only that, the director of the camp, David Chernault, is wonderfully talented and inspiring to young people. He really knows how to pull off a show!
I enjoy watching the performance at the end of the week as much as the participants enjoy performing it. As a parent, it is such a thrill to see what a group of kids can pull off in just one week! It really gives them confidence in their abilities and opens up their minds to what can be accomplished with a little hard work and great leadership.

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About Sarah


Sarah Pinnix is a blogger, vlogger, new media marketing coach, and mom of three. Sarah began blogging in 2007 with Family Life & Faith blog Real Life Blog. She lives near Boone and works a social media specialist for a Non-Profit.