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Kids Drama Camp Offers More Than Spotlight On Stage

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Reported: Jul. 17, 2014 12:04 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 17, 2014 7:30 PM EDT
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Drama Camp
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

A group of kids in Huntington are spending a chunk of their summer learning how to act, sing, dance, and perform their skills for the public.

Camp 5th Avenue offers an intense three weeks of theater training for both young and older kids. the students are wrapping up week one of drama camp, that is being held at Huntington City Hall's Auditorium.

Students are rehearsing scenes from "High School Musical." Director Eddie Harbert explains why drama camp is not only fun for youngsters, but also a great learning experience.

"I think it's good for the kids to learn the skills they need," Eddie said. "We are also a camp that takes kids with disabilities which not every camp does. In the three weeks here, kids learn social skills, how to be a team.They learn how to be a community to do something to raise money because all the money goes to City Of Huntington Foundation that we make. I think it teaches them skills they'll need for the future."

The students will perform what they have learned for the public August 1 and 2 at 7:30pm in the Huntington City Hall Auditorium.



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