Youth Programs

  • Whoopensocker Show at Emerson Elementary: March 19

    The student’s creative writings become a show for the whole school!

    No Tickets required…

    Whoopensocker and Theatre LILA actors come together and create a vaudeville-style, sketch comedy performance of the student’s writing. The student’s work becomes a performance in the school performed for the community. The students are applauded for their work as the actor’s take the stage and perform a 60 minute sketch show. Students’ voices are recognized and their creativity is validated through adult, professional performers taking seriously the writing of children. It is a fantastic culmination of their creativity, celebrated with students, staff, and community.

    March 19, 6:00pm

    Website: https://artscollab.education.wisc.edu/programs/whoopensocker/

  • Performing Ourselves "Hand in Hand" Showcase: May 4

    On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the 8th annual Performing Ourselves Showcase: Hand in Hand will feature performances by approximately 200 youth from nine community centers across Madison who, through their choreography, will explore questions about the theme of connection – joining hand in hang to connect to themselves, the people in their lives, and the community. In preparation for the performances, participants were asked to explore the theme of connection and then bring those ideas into movement and choreography.

    Performances will take place in Lathrop Hall

    Website: http://performingourselves.com/

     

  • Drum Power: Africa Night: May 17

    Join Drum Power for a celebration of youth drummers and dancers in a city wide recital.

    Performance will take place in Mills Music Hall.

    Website: http://drumpower.com/

  • Whoopensocker Show at Lincoln Elementary: June 3

    The student’s creative writings become a show for the whole school!

    No Tickets required…

    Whoopensocker and Theatre LILA actors come together and create a vaudeville-style, sketch comedy performance of the student’s writing. The student’s work becomes a performance in the school performed for the community. The students are applauded for their work as the actor’s take the stage and perform a 60 minute sketch show. Students’ voices are recognized and their creativity is validated through adult, professional performers taking seriously the writing of children. It is a fantastic culmination of their creativity, celebrated with students, staff, and community.

    June 3, 6:30pm

    Website: https://artscollab.education.wisc.edu/programs/whoopensocker/

  • Whoopensocker Celebration: June 7

    Join Whoopensocker in celebrating the creativity of young writers across the city in a best of show at the Overture Center for the Arts Rotunda Stage! Free community performance!

    Website: https://artscollab.education.wisc.edu/programs/whoopensocker/

  • Drum Power Drum and Dance Camp: July 15–August 1, 2019
    July 15–August 1, 2019  //   1:30–5pm    (M–Th; no Friday classes)

    UW–Madison Music School

    The annual 3-week Drum Power Drum & Dance Camp features DANCE: African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern & Capoeira, and DRUMMING: African (Mali, Guinea & Senegal), Samba (Brazil), Afro-Cuban. The instructors are professional artists who engage and inspire. Students learn community, leadership, and discipline through art—and have a ton of fun!

    Summer camp is designed for children in grades 1–12. Younger children may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more information.

    $235

    For more information: http://drumpower.com/summermain

  • Rise Up & Write - Youth Voices for Racial Justice: June 17–21 & June 24–28, 2019

    Rise Up & Write is an advocacy writing summer camp for high school students.  Youth writers will work together and with professional teachers of writing to read, research, and write for awareness and change around issues that matter. Rise Up & Write provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

    Website: https://riseupandwrite.wiscweb.wisc.edu/

  • Young Writers Camps: June 24-27, July 15-18, August 5-8, & August 12-15, 2019

    Enjoy daily writing in a beautiful environment during a supportive summer camp for young writers entering grades 3-8. Led by Greater Madison Writing Project Educators and guest writers. Camp ends with a celebration of writing!

    Website: https://gmwp.wisc.edu/young-writers/young-writers-camp/

  • High School Writers Camps: June 24-27 & August 5-8, 2019

    A four-day camp for writers entering grades 9-12 that supports a creative and engaging writing experience.Engage in the writing process, meet guest writers, and contribute a group anthology! Camp ends with a celebration of writing for family and friends.

    Website: https://gmwp.wisc.edu/young-writers/young-writers-camp/

  • Rise Up & Write - Youth Voices for Human Rights: July 8–12, 2019

    Rise Up & Write is an advocacy writing summer camp for high school students.  Youth writers will work together and with professional teachers of writing to read, research, and write for awareness and change around issues that matter. Rise Up & Write provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

    Website: https://riseupandwrite.wiscweb.wisc.edu/

  • Rise Up & Write - Youth Voices for the Environment: July 22–26 & July 29–August 2

    Rise Up & Write is an advocacy writing summer camp for high school students.  Youth writers will work together and with professional teachers of writing to read, research, and write for awareness and change around issues that matter. Rise Up & Write provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

    Website: https://riseupandwrite.wiscweb.wisc.edu/

  • Rise Up & Write - Advocacy to Activism: August 5–9 & August 12–16, 2019

    Rise Up & Write is an advocacy writing summer camp for high school students.  Youth writers will work together and with professional teachers of writing to read, research, and write for awareness and change around issues that matter. Rise Up & Write provides youth with the opportunity to use writing as a way to raise awareness and create change.

    *This session is only open to students who have participated in a Youth Voices session.*

    Website: https://riseupandwrite.wiscweb.wisc.edu/