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Summer 2024

Registration is open NOW!

Five full-week programs to choose from this year!

If the week you want is full please add your child's name to the waitlist.

Payment plans are available on request.

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Siblings, payment plans, withdrawal policy, etc.

Stories, art, music, dance, drama for kids entering K-5th!

Our summer programs are NUT-FREE.

Please do not send your child with anything containing, or that "may contain", peanuts or tree nuts of any kind, (almonds, hazelnuts, etc.), or coconut. This includes spreads, snacks, granola bars, etc.

Any food items containing these ingredients will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

Summer Programs: K-5

Offsite Program, Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA

June 24-28

Entering 1st-4th grade

12:00-3:00

Brookwood School

Manchester-By-The-Sea

Total Arts! is excited to be bringing our Puppet Theater program to Brookwood School this summer as part of their summer specialty options for students entering 1st-4th grade!

For the first time, these programs will be open to the public!

Register for this half-day option directly through Brookwood School.

Registration is now open to the general public.

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Full-Day Onsite Programs, Peabody, MA

Choose the week or weeks that you want!

If the week you want is full please add your child's name to the waitlist. 

We will contact you if a spot opens up to confirm if you still want to register or not.

July 1-5

Closed - no programs this week

July 8-12

Week A

Entering K-5th grade

Full day program

M-F, 9:00-3:00

$375

Peabody, MA

Creative Arts Sampler: Waitlisted*  
*Please add your child's name to the waitlist to help us plan summer staffing to open more spots.

Creative arts activities all day - stories, art, music, movement, & more!

Spend the week creating in our signature interdisciplinary workshop format that explores a variety of creative areas with a daily central story and themed art projects. We may fill our time each day with additional art projects & stories, creative writing, music, and/or dance. Students will come home with several completed projects to share with friends & family!

Each Sampler week program is unique with a different set of stories, art projects, and creative arts activities so your child can register for more than one and have a unique experience!

This program does not have an end-of-week showcase.

July 15-19

Week B

Entering K-5th grade

Full day program

M-F, 9:00-3:00

$375

Peabody, MA

Creative Arts Sampler: Filling up!

Creative arts activities all day - stories, art, music, movement, & more!

Spend the week creating in our signature interdisciplinary workshop format that explores a variety of creative areas with a daily central story and themed art projects. We may fill our time each day with additional art projects & stories, creative writing, music, and/or dance, and

Jape Payette will join us during the week for some fun, theater games & activities. Students will come home with several completed projects to share with friends & family!

Each Sampler week program is unique with a different set of stories, art projects, and creative arts activities so your child can register for more than one and have a unique experience!

 

This program does not have an end-of-week showcase.

July 22-26

Closed - no program this week

July 29-Aug 2

Week C

Entering K-5th grade

Full day program

M-F, 9:00-3:00

$375

Peabody, MA

Musical Theater Revue: Waitlisted*
  *Please add your child's name to the waitlist to help us plan summer staffing to open more spots.

Mornings will be spent exploring a variety of creative activities.

Afternoons will focus on singing & dancing in the Musical Theater Revue program!

 

Students will explore vocal performance techniques and dance choreography as they sing along with favorite songs and create simple sets & props for a final end-of-week showcase. This is not a full musical theater production. Instead, students will sing & perform numbers from a variety of sources in a single show as they are exposed to different elements of performance in this fun introduction to musical theater. Additional time may be spent in creative arts activities including stories, art, music, and movement.

Please note:

- Students will need to spend time outside of our program each day in order to learn their songs for the final showcase. Children who are not confident readers will require adult assistance to help them feel prepared each day as they rehearse for the showcase. 

Aug 5-9

Week D

Entering K-5th grade

Full day program

M-F, 9:00-3:00

$375

Peabody, MA

Creative Arts Sampler: Waitlisted*
  *Please add your child's name to the waitlist to help us plan summer staffing to open more spots.

Creative arts activities all day - stories, art, music, movement, & more!

Spend the week creating in our signature interdisciplinary workshop format that explores a variety of creative areas with a daily central story and themed art projects. We may fill our time each day with additional art projects & stories, creative writing, music, and/or dance. Students will come home with several completed projects to share with friends & family!

Each Sampler week program is unique with a different set of stories, art projects, and creative arts activities so your child can register for more than one and have a unique experience!

 

This program does not have an end-of-week showcase.

Aug 12-16

Closed - no program this week

Aug 19-23

Week E

Entering K-5th grade

Full day program

M-F, 9:00-3:00

$375 + $15 scene book fee*

  *for students new to the program

Peabody, MA

Acting For YoungStars 2.0: Almost full

Mornings will be spent exploring a variety of creative activities.

Afternoons will focus on the Acting For YoungStars program!

 

Acting For YoungStars 2.0 brings a fun introduction to theater performance to our summer programs. In addition to Jape Payette's classic program that includes learning scenes, sharing talents, and singing songs together for 2 hours every day, this 2.0 version adds set & prop design and a full-color program for the final showcase. Additional time each day may be spent in creative arts activities including stories, art, music, and movement.

Please note:

- Students will need to spend time outside of our program each day in order to learn their lines for the final showcase. Children who are not confident readers will require adult assistance to help them feel prepared each day as they rehearse for the showcase. 

- The required scene book is a one-time purchase good for multiple sessions of Acting For YoungStars. Each student is required to have their own scene book.

Aug 26-30

Stay tuned for details!

(Schedule and options will depend in large part on area back-to-school dates)

Summer Program FAQs

Do you offer sibling or multi-week discounts for summer programs?

No, we do not.

- We make a significant effort to keep summer program costs as low as possible. As a result, you will find that Total Arts! summer fees are lower than most other area creative arts full-day programs. 

- In order to maintain a high quality program with qualified staff we cannot afford to offer an additional sibling or multi-week discount on top of our current rates. 

If I receive a credit for withdrawing from a program, what can I use that credit for?

Any credit you may receive for withdrawing from a summer program will be put into your Total Arts account and can be used towards any future class, workshop, event, summer program, or birthday party for anyone in your family. And, it does not expire!

Do you offer payment plans to help spread out the cost of summer program fees?

Yes, we do!

- An initial deposit would be made for the chosen week or weeks. We will spread out the remaining balance to allow for multiple payments to assist families as they budget for summer programs.

- Please contact us for details about how to set up a payment plan.

Can you switch program weeks after you register?

Yes, you may switch weeks without penalty to any week that has an open spot up until 2 weeks prior to the selected program week.

- Any requests made within the 2 weeks will be taken on a case by case basis.

- Please contact us about switching weeks

What is your summer program withdrawal policy?

Until April 1st:

- Full refund (less processing fees)

Starting on April 1st:

- No refunds, but you will receive a full credit up to 3 weeks before a given week

Less than 3 weeks prior, up to 2 days:

- Half the fees will be given as credit

2 days prior or during the program:

- No refund or credit granted

Full cancellation/withdrawal policy

Do the kids spend all day in their focus activity (acting, music, etc.)?

Each week is filled with creative arts activities which includes daily stories & art projects plus the chance for music, dance, and/or creative writing throughout the week.

 

The special focus activities for select weeks will typically occur in the afternoons (Musical Theater & Acting For YoungStars 2.0).

Summer FAQs
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