Spotlight Stage Summer Camps

Spotlight Stage Summer Camps

Are you ready for the spotlight?

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Summer Camps

Musical Theatre Camp (Spotlight Stage)

June 12-16 and/or June 19-23
9 a.m. to noon
Grades 5 – 12
Tuition: $125 for 1 week; $250 for both
Instructors: Hank Fitzgerald, Aaron Crosby, and Kat McLean
Class size: 30 students max

In the musical theatre workshop, you will work with theatre teachers, specialists, and other talented guest artists to explore the distinct challenges of theatre, acting techniques, dance and song. Students will present a showcase at the end of the camp. Scholarships available upon request.

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Dance Theatre Boot Camp (Spotlight Stage)

July 10-14 and/or July 17–21
9 a.m. to noon
Grades 6 – 12
Tuition: $175 for 1 week; $275 for both
Instructor: Cory Willis
Class size: 25 students max

WEEK 1: Jazz Technique and Musical Theatre Boot Camp
Week 1 of Boot Camp combines an hour and a half of comprehensive jazz dance technique with stretch and conditioning together with an hour and a half of learning an exciting and energetic musical theatre combos to songs from our favorite musical shows! Scholarships available upon request.

WEEK 2: Jazz Technique and Contemporary/Lyrical Boot Camp
Week 2 of Boot Camp will work on jazz and ballet techniques. Scholarships available upon request.

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Theatre Makeup Camp (Spotlight Stage)

July 10-14
9 a.m. to noon
Grades 6 – 12
Tuition: $150
Instructor: Hank Fitzgerald
Class size: 15 students max

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Fairytale Camp (Spotlight Stage)

July 10-14 or August 1-4
9 a.m. to noon
Grades K – 4
Tuition: $125 per week
Instructor: Kat McLean
Class size: 25 students max

This intro level camp will teach simple theatre and acting games to get your little one prepared for the spotlight. The camp will also get to meet the cast of Shrek. Scholarships available upon request.

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About the Instructors

Hank Fitzgerald has been performing in professional and regional theater for over 20 years. He attended Shenandoah University and went on to portray the role of Aladdin in the Disney Cruise Line show, Magic Journeys and appeared in numerous shows at the acclaimed Alhambra Dinner Theater in Jacksonville, FL After returning to the Shenandoah Valley in 2005 , Hank has been involved in numerous production both onstage and behind the scenes. Some of his directing credits include Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, and West Side Story at ShenanArts. He recently directed the Wayne produced musical The Secret Garden .Hank is founder and the director of the Spotlight Theatrical Education program at the Wayne Theatre.


Kat McLean is a junior Music Education major at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. She is studying choral conducting with a concentration in voice. Kat recently finished her 10th musical; some of which include “West Side Story”, “Mary Poppins”, “Footloose”, and “White Christmas”. She has music directed shows through ShenanArts such as “Mary Poppins” and “West Side Story”, and she is currently music directing “Xanadu” and “Shrek the Musical” through the Wayne Theatre. This is Kat’s second year involved in summer camps with the Wayne Theatre.


Cory Willis has been dancing and choreographing professionally since the age of seventeen. He has extensive experience in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and ballet technique. He started his career on tour with the hit kids television show “Ragg’s Kid Club Band.” He has performed with the Atlanta Opera’s “Aida” as a principal dancer at the renowned Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre located in Atlanta, Ga. Cory has danced along side Ashlyne Huff in her music video titled “Heart of Gold” which premiered on MTV. He has also worked with Tyce Diorio as a principal dancer in “Drop Dead Divas.” Cory has taught and choreographed for numerous studios across the south east which include: Southern Dance Connection, Oconee Youth School of Performance, The Dance Loft, Dance FX Athens, Dance FX Charleston, Dancensations DanceCenter, and Valley Dance Theatre. Most recently he was an adjunct professor of dance at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., where he also choreographed the musicals Sweet Charity, and White Christmas. This past year he moved to Staunton, Va., and has since been highly involved at the Wayne Theatre and instructs at Valley Dance Theatre under the direction of Kimberly Field. Cory takes pride in helping others learn, grow, and giving them a creative outlet that also provides a healthier life.


Aaron Crosby is a second year teacher at Beverley Manor Middle school and has studied both history and theater throughout his collegiate career. “One of my favorite things is to match the energy of my students, so they can get the most from my teaching.” Aaron hopes to bring a new level of quality to his students when it comes to learning about the theater arts and having fun!


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