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Peoria offers summer arts camps for students


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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

The Peoria Unified School District offers a variety of summer art camps for students interested in dance, drama, music and visual arts.

Foothills Fine Arts Academy is offering a visual and performing arts camp for students who will be entering fourth-through eighth-grade in the 2014-15 school year. Camp will take place from 9 a.m. – noon. June 10 – 26, 2014, Tuesdays through Thursday only. The cost to participate in this camp is $75. Contact Ms. Norling at mnorling@peoriaud.k12.az.us to register.

Sunrise Mountain High School is offering a performing arts camp for students who have completed third through eighth-grade and are interested in producing the musical “Peter Pan Jr.” Rehearsals will take place from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., July 7 – 11 and July 14 – 17. The performance will take place 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. The cost to participate is $150. Contact Ms. Boehme at tboehme@peoriaud.k12.az.us for information and to register.

Peoria Unified’s Arts Education Department is offering a theatre production class for students who have completed eighth- through twelfth-grade. This class is open to all Peoria Unified students, as well as students from other districts, and takes place at Ironwood High School. The show is “High School Musical” and both actors and tech students are eligible. Auditions are May 10. Rehearsals take place 8 a.m. – noon, Monday – Thursday only and runs May 27 – June 17. Performances are June 17 – 19 at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $200. Contact Mr. Akers at lakers@peoriaud.k12.az.us for information and to register.

Additional information may be obtained through Peoria Unified’s Arts Education Department at 623-486-6074.

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate. Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is “Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.”