• Belt It Out

    July 9-13. Ages 10-13

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About Belt It Out

Belt It Out! Campers immerse themselves in music, make friends, grow their confidence, and express themselves. This year’s Belt It Out camp will feature a brand new creative and collaborative curriculum that will integrate music, art and play.

Belt It Out Camp features the artistic, dynamic, and energetic creations of directing duo – Jeff LaGreca and Barry Brown. Over the past few summers, they’ve brought us wacky musical versions of The Sound of Music and Zombies, Jurassic Park, A Superhero Musical, and A Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Musical. This year, the tradition continues with – “Jukebox: The Musical!”

Join us for an inspiring story of struggle, effort, and doubt. Our campers will present a heartfelt portrayal of the highs and lows of showbiz…and life.
There are dynamite ditties—from the Beatles and Irving Berlin to Beyonce and Carly Rae Jepsen—presented to their full crowd-pleasing potential as our songs span the decades.

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Tuition assistance is available, up to 100% off the price of any camp.

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FAQs

What is the age cut off for camp?

Age 10-13. Your child will need to be 10 years old by July 31.

Where does the camp take place?

The Swallow Hill Music @ Yale: 71 E Yale Ave, Denver CO. Classes and camp activities will take place throughout the facility.

Are there auditions?

No. We are looking for students that have some musical ability, enjoy doing group ensemble work, and have a positive attitude.

Does my camper need any previous musical experience?

No. Our instructors are experienced at including children who are beginning singer/dancer/performers.

Are campers expected to practice outside of camp?

YES!!! Campers will learn and practice during camp hours, and review at home! It’s very beneficial for parents to be involved with their kids in this work by giving attention and support at home!

Who staffs and runs the camp?

Barry Brown leads the camp. Several guest artists will teach their specialty to the campers as well. Barry has experience in performing and education.

Is there a performance at the end of camp?

Of course! You bet! Yes! Plan on it!!!! Friday – 3:00pm at Swallow Hill Music @Lowry.

Parents, siblings, friends, and others are strongly encouraged to attend – to supply extravagant support to our campers.

What does my camper bring to camp?

Campers should bring an appropriately packaged lunch (no refrigeration available), a mid-day snack, and drink(s). A water fountain is available for campers.

What is NOT allowed at camp?

Electronic devices, games, toys, etc. Phones will be silenced and checked only during lunch.

Is there a camp orientation?

9-9:30 on the first day of camp. Campers and parents may opt to learn more about camp schedule, policies and procedures at that time.

Are camp staff First Aid and CPR trained?

Yes. All staff, teachers, and counselors will be trained and certified.

What kind of medical and emergency information I need fill out?

You will fill out a medical and emergency form as part of the online registration process.

Do you allow peanut, tree-nut, or dairy products at your camp?

Campers may bring peanut, tree-nut, and/or dairy products in their lunches, although we do encourage parents to limit the use of peanuts or tree-nuts in their children’s lunches. Swallow Hill Music can, in no way, guarantee a 100% nut-free or allergen-free environment, and therefore cannot be labeled as an allergen-free or nut-free school or camp. We ask that all parents discuss allergies beforehand.

What are the drop-off and pick-up policies?

Come in the building with your camper to sign in/out for both drop-offs and pick-ups.

Drop-offs – 8:45-9:00am. Pick-ups – 3-3:15pm.

Who do I contact if my camper is going to be late, miss a day of camp, or need to be picked up early?

Any absences, tardy arrivals or early pick ups must be known in advance. Contact the Camp director Barry Brown bbbbbarry@gmail.com or our front desk at 303-777-1003 x 2.

Come into the building and check-in with the front desk. They will locate your camper and sign them in or out.

What if I have an unscheduled, late pick-up?

Pick-ups later than 3:15pm will be charged $25 every 10 minutes.

Additional private lessons after camp are available from any of Swallow Hill Music instructor. For more info or to register please call 303-777-1003, check our website swallowhill.wpengine.com, or stop by the front desk.

Instructors

BARRY BROWN

Barry Brown has sung and played piano all across the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, West Germany, East Germany, Leningrad, Russia and even performed in the Caribbean aboard a cruise ship. He has performed on local and national television, and has been featured in commercials and jingles individually and with his various groups.

He wrote and produced “Broadway’s Orphans” featuring 40 young performers to standing-only crowds at the Broomfield Auditorium, raising awareness for orphans in Colorado. He also created the “Joyful Flash Mob” which teaches kids and their families that even the smallest thing, like the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings can change the world. They volunteered at various charities, then flash-mobbed them, capturing it all on video.

“I enjoy creating fun, personal experiences. It’s great to watch confidence and enjoyment grow in a young performer after just a few minutes together. They can hear and feel the music coming out of them like never before, and they keep coming back for more, I love it! These experiences also raise awareness in kids and their families about how, through their gifts and talents, they can help others.”

Currently Barry performs with Colorado’s Premiere Vocal Group – “The 17th Avenue All-Stars” (winners of the national a cappella competition on which the TV show “The Sing Off” is based). The 17th Avenue All-Stars are The Official National Anthem Singers for the Denver Broncos.

JEFF LAGRECA

Jeff LaGreca is a writer, director, teacher, actor, puppeteer and improviser who splits his time between New York City and Denver. Jeff teaches theater and music regularly with Broadway Classroom, an educational program that let’s middle school and high school students work on their craft alongside working Broadway & Theater professionals. Jeff has worked with the 52nd Street Project in New York City, where he taught, performed and made foam-core sets. He just finished his third year with the Centre Stage program with Queens Theater in the Park, a playmaking program that teaches young people to write and perform their own work, from inception to production. He wrote the book and lyrics to Bijou and the Bots , a new children’s puppet musical which will soon be debuting in New York.

Jeff hails from Denver originally and runs an event company called Nerd Riot, he is a founder of the Denver Independent Comic Expo (DinkDenver.com), plays in two Nerd Rock bands and runs an Escape Room business. He also has worked in many of the local theaters, directing and performing at the Arvada Center, The Avenue Theater, The Denver Performing Arts Center and others.