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Summer Camp, feel the beat!

Music and drum-beats could be heard walking up to the Rawson Saunders School on Friday July 9th. Children from Theatre Action Project’s “Dance and Drums” week-long summer camp were preparing for their final sharing, and having quite a time with it!

The performance room was decorated in artwork and instruments, all of which the kids made themselves throughout the week. Colorful signs and banners hung in the windows and on the walls, reading “Dance and Drums!” and “What is your favorite kind of music?”

Energy was visibly running high in the performers. Once the audience had nearly filled the room, the campers filed in to take their spots at the front of the stage. After a quick introduction from the staff, the performance began.

Alternating the two age groups (the Super Spies, ages 5 to 8, and the Home Dogs, ages 9 to 12), the kids delivered a whole variety of numbers. They performed short plays they wrote, acted out stories, danced, and sang. Both groups also had numbers where they drummed on bright orange buckets with drumsticks—it sounded really great!

The performance was rounded up with the Home Dog’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. They did a fantastic job getting into the role of zombies, and their moves were straight from the music video.

All in all, a great and fun performance!

Laura Fidelman, TAP Tower PR Rep

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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