Registration is now OPEN for our Summer Intensive Introduction to JOLT’S PLAY GROUND!
MONDAY-FRIDAY JULY 8th – AUGUST 2nd 10am-4pm
This experience is designed for children ages 7-11 to have a creative arts experience unlike any other! This four week introduction to Jolt’s Play Ground will use ‘The Lion King’ to explore ALL aspects of theatrical production. Jolt’s Play Ground’s focus is not on performance, but on self discovery through thorough creative exploration and fully experiencing each moment of the artistic journey. Since ‘The Lion King’ follows a young cubs’ journey through self discovery we feel this show, along with Jolt’s Play Ground’s unique practices, are the perfect combination for developing the mindful and artistic tools necessary for such invaluable exploration. This Experience is designed to teach the fundamentals of theatre and mindfulness.
‘Play Grounders’ will spend the first week of the Experience learning the many elements that go into a theatrical production via the great story of “The Lion King”. They will spend this week acting, designing, directing, collaborating and more. Mindfulness practices will be woven throughout each lesson enhancing and enriching their experience. The children will spend the remaining three weeks practicing mindfulness and deepening their understanding of the story, the characters and themselves all the while rehearsing for a performance of ‘The Lion King Kids’. No previous theatre experience is required. This session is not about grooming the next Broadway star. It’s about collecting core tools that will benefit them throughout their lives as well as gaining an appreciation for the creative process while having fun along the way!
The Lion King Experience will take place at Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater 20101 Lyons Rd. Boca Raton, Fl 33434
On SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 2PM the children will share their enriching experience with the community in a musical theatre performance of ‘The Lion King Kids’ in an 840 seat theatre!
*PLAY GROUND PROMISE Jolt Productions understands and respects that
all performers and students have different learning styles. We accept, honor and embrace all creative learning styles including dyslexia. Therefore, Cold Readings (reading aloud from a script or other text with little or no rehearsal, practice or study in advance) will never be done at JOLT.
We JUST CAN’T WAIT TO meet your cub!
For additional details and to REGISTER your child for ‘The Lion King Experience’ visit: https://thelionkingexperience.eventbrite.com
Experience Self Discovery through Creative Exploration.
At the Play Ground:
-We create a safe space for creative exploration for children of all abilities and learning styles.
-We design programs that awaken the imagination and ground each child’s mind in the present moment.
-We offer a wide variety of experiences (classes, workshops, camps, etc.) to broaden each child’s knowledge and appreciation of the creative arts.
Jolt’s Play Ground is unique in its practice as performance is not our focus or our goal. We’ve shifted the traditional model of creative arts programs from “learning to be a star” to “learning to star as yourself.” Jolt’s Play Ground turns the attention inward. Self discovery and grounded mindful living through creative artistic play is Jolt’s goal for each ‘play grounder’. We believe wholeheartedly in the power of play!
Each play ground experience is designed to Ground your mind through mindful practices and learn to Play via the world of the arts and in doing so we’ve created a new kind of play ground. We believe connecting artistic play and mindfulness helps children learn to handle their emotions better. The program we’ve developed teaches children how to make their feelings work for them rather than against them. Our ‘Play Grounders’ will learn to use their emotions as creative inspiration.
Here at Jolt we are parents too. We want to give our own children the gift of living in the present, self-awareness, and mindfulness tools for everyday life as well as a love for the arts. These are gifts we feel strongly about sharing beyond the walls of our homes. Our wish is to have Jolt’s Play Ground Experience be a reliable resource for your family’s journey as well.
To help your family better understand Mindfulness and its many benefits read this article at https://blissfulkids.com/what-is-mindfulness-and-how-to-explain-it-to-kids/
THE IMPORTANCE OF SPACE: Play Ground
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom” – Victor Frankl
Mindfulness helps us create space between the emotions we have and the actions we use to respond to them. We learn to deal with positive and negative experiences more calmly and by making better decisions. At the Play Ground we honor the space to explore, to move and to create freely. We’ve purposefully created a space between the words ‘play’ and ‘ground’ to symbolize the importance of such space.
WHY THE LION KING?
We feel the internal exploration we desire for each ‘Play Grounder’ can best be begun through the story of ‘The Lion King’ since it follows a young cubs’ journey through self discovery. Using theatre with this theme is the perfect introduction to our Play Ground since theatre is intrinsically rooted in present moment awareness and mindfulness. In our opinion this is the BEST way to begin to enrich the developing minds of children which is why we chose it as our first creative vehicle with which to begin this spectacular journey.
Beginning this Fall Jolt’s Play Ground will have Creative Experiences for children of all ages! Please check our website and follow us on social media for details and registration announcements.
We look very forward to accompanying your child on their exciting creative adventures where they’ll discover their greatest work of art is oneself! We can’t wait to help them discover and share their masterpiece!
See ya at the Play Ground!
DISNEY’S THE LION KING KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Jolt Productions LLC is not affiliated with or endorsed by the School Board of Palm Beach County or Olympic Heights Community High School and the events/activities hosted by Jolt Productions LLC on Olympic Heights Community High School’s premises pursuant to a lease agreement shall not be construed as being conducted,funded,hosted, or sponsored by the School Board or Olympic Heights Community High School on behalf of Jolt Productions LLC. The School Board and Olympic Heights Community High School undertake no responsibility for supervising or monitoring Jolt Productions LLC’s events/activities and will not be liable for any and all actions of Jolt Productions LLC on Olympic Heights Community High School premises.