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Summer Camps 2024

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Dara Sisterhen

Studio Owner, Working Actress

With over 12 years of experience in Hollywood and training at some of England's top drama schools, Dara is back in her Lake Norman hometown helping up-and-coming actors navigate the craft and industry.

This year, we are offering our one-of-a-kind full-day summer camp as well as our popular half-day acting intensive course!

Our popular half-day camp covers the foundation of acting. Work for 5-days on everything from warm-up games, acting techniques, improv, commercials, scene work, and monologues! The final day will be finished off with a performance of the materials learned for parents and friends! 

 

Our full-day camp 'Simulated Show' is where Dara will take students through the entire process of what it's like to be on a real-life television show! Having worked as lead and recurring roles on shows for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Freeform, Dara knows the ins and outs of what the actor experiences when making TV! From casting to shooting an episode, students will better understand entertainment and have a well-rounded experience of what it's like to work in one of the world's most exciting industries.

Half-Day Acting Intensive

Youth Camp: Ages 8-12

June 10-14
8:30 AM - 12 PM

Teen Camp: Ages 13-17

June 17-21
8:30 AM - 12 PM

Early Registration Price: $225
(reg price $300)

This is our popular half-day camp we created since the studio began! A perfect crash course for beginners and experienced actors alike! Work on all the fundamental elements of acting at DSOA. We will cover everything from improv, commercials, character development, scene study, and monologues! On the final day, we will do a sharing of what we have learned with parents and friends. All performances will be on tape for parents to have!

 

This camp is half-day and spaces are limited. Book more than one camp and get a bundle discount!  

Simulated Show Camp: Full-Day

Youth & Teens: Ages 9-16

July 22-26 
8:30 AM - 3 PM

Early Registration Price: $400

(reg price $475)

During this exhilarating 5-day course, Dara will take students through the entire process of what it's like to be on a real-life television show! From auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals to shooting the episode, students will better understand the industry and have a well-rounded experience of what it's like to work in one of the world's most exciting industries!

 

This camp is full-day and spaces are limited. Book more than one camp and get a bundle discount! 

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About Us

What Sets Us Apart

Based in Denver, NC right on Hwy 16 and 73, no more long drives to Charlotte and get top-level training. Dara has working experience unparalleled by anyone in the area and teaches students with detailed attention. Our camps and classes give you focused training unlike any other as spaces are limited — so no more getting lost in the crowd. Here at DSOA, we pride ourselves in creating quality, first-class, passionate, and powerful storytelling.   

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