Weekend Academies in the Arts

Weekend Academies in the Arts are day-long events for middle and high school students and their parents to participate in workshops, panel discussions, and tours, and to attend a related arts event. The Academies are a great way to get to know the offerings here at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, whether you have your eye on applying to colleges and universities next year or in a few years. Parents and teachers get some good information not only about our programs, but also about the opportunities available to young people who continue their arts education.

Upcoming Academies

Dance Teachers Retreat

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Featuring Professor Shaun Boyle

The Dance Teacher Retreat is a unique opportunity for dance teachers at high schools and studios to explore new techniques and meet other instructors in the Orange County area. Workshops will focus on your creative process as a dancer, and immerse participants in dance techniques they are often unable to explore in their own classroom. An informal Q&A about pedagogy and resources will also be held during lunch.

Come be a dancer for the day!

Past Academies

Saturday Academy in Dance

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Featuring Dance Visions

A great tool for students and parents interested in taking the next step toward a university dance program! Participate in technique workshops as well as workshops in improvisation and world dance, along with an information session for parents and a discussion of opportunities in the UCI Dance Department. Lunch will be provided and the first 30 registrants will receive a FREE ticket to see our premier production of Dance Visions.

Saturday Academy in Drama

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Featuring Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Participate in acting, improvisation and musical theatre workshops, discuss potential education and career paths for drama students, and enjoy a performance of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department's production. Open to high school students, parents, teachers, and drama instructors.