TOPS employs instructors to provide instruction in the visual and performing arts. Classes are led by exceptional teachers who are chosen for their ability to communicate with children, as well as their artistic abilities.
Campus tours to galleries and other departments, as well as visiting artists in the classroom, are often used to augment class instruction. Above and beyond the arts, teachers are also required to incorporate both literacy exercises and character building skills, such as cooperation, negotiation and compromise, assertiveness, and stress management into their classes. Furthermore, our curriculum includes the history and vocabulary of each art form taught, as well as its application and/or performance.
For many of our campers, when they create a work of art or complete a musical, or dance performance, it is the first time in their lives they have accomplished something positive and beautiful. Seeing their work on exhibit or hearing applause while on stage, they realize they are successful, and valuable individuals.
Although we focus a large portion of our camp on a music program, we also provide our campers with a myriad of activities to explore other creative avenues.
Our summer program includes:
And so on...*varies each summer! The camp will conclude with a recital which all students will be able to participate in. All family and friends are invited and a reception will follow the performance. Dress is formal concert attire: no sneakers, jeans, or open-toe sandals, or short skirts for girls.
Our piano program provides beginners , intermediate and even advanced players with:
*If your child has a piece that he/she has been working on lately, and would like this to be polished for performance, please bring this piece to camp.
Our creative writing program provides campers with:
All camp sessions take place on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University from 9 am until 4 pm.
Please note that afternoon activities change every summer and activities vary by age group.