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A Blog in Progress.
A Day in the Life of AWIP…
If the video doesn’t show up, below, click here.
The halls of AWIP have been bustling. In our second week of classes, we have welcomed 100 students and their families, re-arranging the Waiting Room so that we can watch old MainStage productions together while dance, writing, art, photography, acting, and music classes fill the classrooms down the hall. Our Stagehand classes are gearing up, production meetings scheduled for the Junior Production, and plans already being made for next year. I sit back in awe at how much we have grown in four short years, especially when watching this video (above), made by our incoming Media Intern, completely written, produced, and edited on his own.
Tomorrow, we hold the first of several Digital Media Workshops. Chad Bowditch will be teaching a workshop in filmmaking from 2-4 pm and there’s still room. Click here for more information and to register!
We are so grateful to all of our friends and family for their ongoing support!
Happy Birthday to AWIP (four years old in January!),
Jen Roca, for all of us here.
2016 was a year where we pushed the bar, achieved the seemingly impossible, and dreamed bigger than we ever have before. We journeyed through Wonderland in our Junior Production of “Alice in Wonderland,” wowed audiences with our Salt+Light Showcase in May, presented a thought-provoking staged reading of “The Crucible,” pulled off a tremendous show-in-a-week with our “Newsies” workshop, had a blast going to an “Inside Camp-Out” with our favorite Pixar characters, and finally, brought down the house with our stellar production of “Mary Poppins.” We could never have done this without your support!
There’s still two days left to support AWIP in 2016. Click here to go to our Fundraising Page, with all the options listed for how you can support the amazing kids that grace our stages. So many of them wouldn’t be able to take classes in the arts if it wasn’t for the generous scholarships and discounts we offer, which are made possible by your donations. And with continued support, who knows what possibilities are in store? Let’s all dream big together in 2017!
This week we have two Open Houses for classes starting up this semester. On Tuesday, January 3, there is an Open House for Photography, Creative Dance, Classical Ballet, Swinging Through History, and the Tuesday “Charlie” class. We still have room in Photography and the dance classes, and it’s not too late to sign up!
Thursday’s open house is for the Ballet Technique class for older students, Intro to Vocal Technique, Drawing, Creative Writing, High Notes, Sewing classes, and the Thursday “Charlie” class. We still have room in all classes except the “Charlie” class. However, when I say there is room, I mean there is only 1-2 spots left in each. So register now! You may also opt to register at the Open House if you wanted to talk to the instructors in person first.
It is our privilege to bring high-quality classes, at low prices, in all areas of the arts to this amazing community! We look forward to seeing you soon. Till then, Happy New Year!
Jennifer Roca for the rest of AWIP
p.s. We just released a teaser of the “Mary Poppins” DVD. Check out our Showstopper, “Step in Time” and then be sure to order your DVD, which is beautifully edited from three different angles. Just look at what homeschoolers can do in only 12 rehearsals! If you can’t see the video, below, then click here!