Summer Programs

The Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center provides several GREAT Summer Programs for kids. Registration is required.

Summer Visual Arts Program meets Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for 5 weeks starting July 5th (time depends on age).  An Art Show is planned for August 2nd from 10:00-12:00 PM (download forms)


Summer Children's Musical Theater ( ages 4-14) meets Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 12:00-1:30 starting July 5th.

Summer Youth Musical Theater (ages 14-22) Meets as arranged by the director.

The Musical will be at the Boonville K-5 Auditorium on August 10, at 6:00 PM.

Summer STEM and Robotics Boot Camp.

Session I STEM meets August 8, 9 & 10 from 12:00-3:00 is for ages 7-15

Session II Extreme Robotics meets August 15, 16 & 17 from 12:00-3:00 is for ages 9-18. Session I is recommended for Session II.

The Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center provides several GREAT Summer Programs for kids. Registration is required.


Musical Theater

Summer Children's Musical

under the direction of Amy Simanowski

 “The Grunch-A New Children’s Musical”

June 10 & 11, 6:30-Auditions for The Grunch

The Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center is excited to announce auditions for the Children’s Summer Musical Workshop.  The Center will be presenting “The Grunch” on August 9, 2018.

Auditions for roles will be held on Sunday, June 10 and Monday, June 11 at 6:30 at the Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center. Singers and actors ages 6-13 are invited to audition on either evening, and there will be a spot for all who audition. No prepared material is necessary for the audition. Auditioners will sing a simple, familiar song, and perhaps read a small portion of script.

Rehearsals will be held Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-12:00 at Boonville Elementary beginning June 28. If you are unable to attend either evening, please contact the DPN at 315-942-5133.

A Broadway Revue

Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop (ages 14-22)

Will Meet as arranged by the Michael Ferris, Director. 

The Dodge Pratt Northam Art & Community Center will  offer it’s Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop again this year…are you in?  To help you answer that question, here’s what you need to know:

*This is a 5-week intensive workshop open to highly-motivated high school and college-age individuals who’ve been bitten by the theatre bug!

*Daily sessions will include body/vocal warm-ups and exercises to strengthen vocal production, acting exercises and improvs to improve the skill of “being yourself” on stage and telling the story seamlessly through word and song.

*We will work/play together as a team, creating a circle of trust and an original script which will allow everyone to shine!  Songs from the musical theatre, movies and even pop standards will be used to help tell our story.  The focus of the revue is on you, the performer!  There will be no microphones!  Minimal set elements and simple, suggestive lighting will help us all stay focused on our goal of encouraging, strengthening and stretching your stage talents and performance technique!

*Saturday mornings, we will have a movement/dance class, led by Anna Engstrom, which will give us a greater awareness of our bodies, and a basic repertoire of theatre dance steps/moves.  Group number choreography will be given and rehearsed at these classes, too.

The workshop/rehearsal period dates:

Thursday, July 5th, 12:00-4:00  first meeting/session at Boonville Elementary School Auditorium, till 2:30. 

Friday, July 6th, 12:00-4:00  second session

Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 for the following 4 weeks:  sessions/rehearsals

Saturdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 10:00-1:00  Dance class/Choreography rehearsals. (To be held in the Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal, Schuyler St., Boonville.)

Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8, 12-4:  Run-thrus and dress rehearsal

Thursday, August 9, 5-9:  Final Dress and Performance.  

The Summer Musicals will be at the Boonville K-5 Auditorium on

August 9, at 6:00 PM-

Join us after for a Meet and Greet Cast & Crew Ice Cream Social sponsored by Stewart's Shops

(download forms)

Summer Visual Arts~

July 10-August 9. The Summer Art Program will host an art show on August 8, 10:00-12:00

The Summer Visual Arts Program themed “From Adams to Zaccheo” will take students on a visual art tour from photography to printing and we will add more art. Older students will use the Center’s digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop Program and printers to bring their work together as they learn about Ansel Adams unique look at preserving the historical landmarks of our country and learn about the diverse printing techniques of John Zaccheo. Classes are broken down into 3, age appropriate group session the Arts Instructor plans a creative projects that is associated with the day’s topic that's within the main theme then assigns the project to the children to complete.

(download forms)


Summer STEM Boot-Camp

Session I-July 25 & 26, 12:00-2:00- Jr Robotics- Learn about WeDo Robotics

Session II- July 31, August 1 & 2, 12:00-3:00. Ages 7-16 Intro to STEM and Robotics

Session III August 14-16, 12:00-3:00. Ages 9-16 Extreme Robotics

(download forms)