Xclaim! Performance Academy develops professional theatre performance skills with once per week semester classes that exhibit their work for families and guests.
Xclaim! believes in the value of youth artists and their artistic works. Xclaim! engages quality artists as instructors and directors.
Xclaim! offers special discounts, preferred casting and other exclusive opportunities for Performance Academy students!
Enjoy your moment onstage with the first live youth productions onstage at Xclaim! in more than a year!
One-week performance camps for ages 7+ include games, activities and workshops to challenge inhibition, develop skills used by stage performers, provide an outlet for youth expression and create a fun atmosphere!
"Stage Stars" Acting Camp June 7-11 $135.00 each
Campers rehearse and perform group scenes (with campers divided into two groups), duo scenes (with another camper), duo improvised scenes (created with yet another campers), and one short monologue each. Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm. Camp Performance: Friday, June 11 at 6:00pm
Musical Theatre Camp MULAN June 14-19 $165.00 each
Campers rehearse and perform a short musical version of the classic story. Camp consists of workshops in vocal music, dance, acting and costumes to prepare a musical production in only one week! Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:30a-3:00pm and on Saturday from 9:30am-12:00pm. Camp Performance: Saturday, June 19 at 12:00pm.
Registration ends June 1.
Campers bring a sack lunch and drinks each day.
Scroll down for more information and all the details in the 2021 Xclaim! Summer Camp Policies and Procedures and to download the forms needed to register! Contact us at the chat box at the bottom of your screen with any questions!
To register with check, scroll down to download and print forms:
Parental Consent Form
Send these forms and check payable to Xclaim, Inc. to:
502 College St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
To pay with credit card online, click the button below:
(online registrants must submit Parental Consent Form and COVID Waiver before camp to attend)
Please read the Policies and Procedures carefully. Download and print the Registration Form, Parental Consent Form, and the COVID Release Form. These forms must be returned to participate in camp.
Christopher H. Cherry is founding Executive Director of Xclaim, Inc., a non-profit performance arts organization providing unique performance opportunities for youth. This Bowling Green, KY native is no stranger to local arts and youth programs. He graduated Western Kentucky University, Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Performing Arts with concentrations in Musical Theatre & Directing. Cherry directed the Sunburst Youth Theatre as Director of Education for Public Theatre of Kentucky for 5 years and then founded the Capitol Arts Youth Theatre, for which he served as Artistic Director for more than 3 years. He served 2-year positions as Theatre-Artist-in-Residence for Kaleidoscope, a positive youth development program, and as an ambassador for the Youth Alliance, both in Bowling Green. Cherry also served on the board of directors for Fountain Square Players, Bowling Green's community theatre, for 3 years.
Christopher has worked on more than 500 productions as director, choreographer, stage manager & actor for professional theatre companies in Philadelphia, Louisville, Nashville and Atlanta. He has taught youth classes, workshops and private lessons in acting, auditioning, movement, musical theatre, technical theatre, and voice & diction for stage for 25 years.
Many of his students are seeking professional degrees or working theatre professionals, commercial actors or models for runway and print. Christopher strongly believes that young people should be valued as artists and given support, training and encouragement for their artistic aspirations.