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impact • june 10–14

impact • August 5–9

Students from our third Impact Musical Theater Camp tell us what they enjoyed most about their experience learning from Broadway stars.

Cory McGowan, 15.

“I enjoyed the seminars, especially the masterclass with Rob McClure. I was inspired by his speech about the methods he uses. It was very cool to learn about the little details.”

Emmy Chan, 7.

“I really liked working with everybody here. I learned that teamwork is one of the most important things because when everyone works together it helps your performance.”

Kade Cook, 12.

“I most enjoyed going to The Lion King because we could ask the cast questions afterwards. We heard how they were able to do all their quick changes.”

Tyler Yesetis, 15.

“I enjoyed Rob McClure because I liked him in Beetlejuice. He gave good feedback and cracked everyone up. He 100 percent inspired me. My monologue was from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and he told me to give it like a TED talk. It gave me confidence to deliver it.”

Tessa O’Keefe, 15.

“Impact made me meet a lot of people and I made a lot of friendships I hope to continue. I learned a lot about auditioning and that will make me a lot more prepared.”

Rogan Jackson, 12.

“I learned to go with the flow and not be nervous about moving up in dancing. I’m stronger in singing and acting.”

Alex Danley, 13.

“I learned for comedy to count your acting is important because it makes it more funny, it makes it real. I haven’t done a lot of that but it makes me feel my work has paid off.”

Sarah Basic, 12.

“My favorite was Rob McClure. I would definitely want to come back. It was super fun and fits everyone’s energy. Even if something is serious, you can still make it fun.”

Janila Garrett, 14.

“I learned you can create an acting partner by just imagining it. I enjoyed all the people and the feedback from the professional agent. I hope to be a professional singer and dancer.”

session 1 • june 10–14, 2024

session 2 • August 5–9, 2024

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