Where is Brave Arts located? Directions?
Brave Arts sessions will take place at The Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, MA. The address is 45 Georgian Road in Weston, MA 02493. Click for directions via Google Maps
When and where do I check-in for Brave Arts?
Check in occurs on Monday morning between 8:50 a.m.-9:00 a.m for day sessions and on Sunday at 4:30 PM for boarding sessions. More information will be included in the Welcome Packet.
What happens after I register for Brave Arts? When will I receive more "need to know" information?
Look for a confirmation e-mail once we have received your online registration and processed your information. Closer to summer (around early June) a welcome packet will be e-mailed to you with directions, check-in time, a list of things to bring, etc. All forms provided during registration are due back no later than July 1st.
What is included in the price?
Everything essential for Brave Arts is included in the price such as rehearsal materials and t-shirts for our performances. Meals are included in the price for the boarding sessions. Price increases for summer 2024 reflect the addition of provided LUNCH for our day sessions!
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
All deposits are non-refundable. Sessions may be canceled for a refund minus the deposit until February 1. Any cancellations between February 1 to April 20 will qualify for a Brave Arts credit for future summers or another session in summer 2024. Cancellations on or after April 25 will be non-refundable and non-credited.
What is a typical day at Brave Arts like?
Check-in & Warm-Up
Learn group dances and songs & rehearse material from the day before
Small group sessions to practice solos, small group songs & specific skills such as how to keep your singing voice healthy, improvisation, etc.
Lunch & Games or Outdoor Activity
Learn & rehearse small group & group songs and dances
Closing Circle to share what we learned & lessons outside of theatre
We learn and practice in the Mugar performing arts centers' music classrooms, rehearsal spaces, black box theatre or the main stage theatre or use CSW's beautiful outdoor campus to play games, eat lunch and learn new songs and dances.
Will there be a health supervisor on site?
Yes, a staff member will serve as health supervisor, collecting all health forms and information regarding allergies, illness, etc. In addition, many of our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid and we have a doctor on call. If you would like more information please use the e-mail form at the bottom of the page. All parents will have a chance to speak to the Health Supervisor at drop-off each day if there are any concerns.
What are meals like?
Meals are delicious and nutritious! All meals are provided by the Cambridge School of Weston dining hall, including lunch Mon-Fri for day participants and all meals for boarding session participants. Allergy, intolerance, and preferences should be included on your Brave Arts registration form so our dining partners can accommodate dining-needs in advance.
Who are the staff members?
To learn more about our amazing staff visit the Our Staff page! We are thrilled to have a staff of counselors with years of experience in the performing arts, teaching and working with kids.
What if I'm brand new to theatre?
We welcome anyone and everyone to join us and have had all levels of experience with us! Our mission is to encourage growth and build confidence both as a performer and as a person. Kids who have been on stage at the professional level to kids who have never sung a solo or taken a dance class all learn and grow throughout the weeks they are with us.
Do you perform a full-length musical? What's the show?
During our summers at Brave Arts we structure our week to prepare a musical revue at the end of each week featuring the songs and dances we learn throughout the session. The numbers range from Broadway to pop to country or rock n roll! While we love shows such as Annie, Grease, etc. the limit of roles and assigned parts inhibit our chances to give every performer the opportunity to sing a solo and shine in a way that both challenges them to grow and embraces their strengths and interests. Our goal every summer is to have every kid sing a solo...and we have yet to fail!
Performances are every Friday around 1:30 PM (exact time will be sent out for each session) and all are welcome! No tickets are required.
Looking for FAQs about the boarding sessions? Scroll down!
BOARDING SESSION FAQ
Where do we live for the week(s)?
In the Cambridge School of Weston on campus dorms. Two dorm buildings are provided just for Brave Arts participants. Counselors' rooms are spread along the floors. There are two common rooms in the buildings where we hang out, watch movies and play games, take classes and use for rehearsal.
Do I choose my roommate? What if I don't know anyone?
We invite all boarding participants to submit a name of a friend or two they would like to be placed with via a roommate survey form that will be emailed in late June. No worries if you don't know anyone! We'll ask some questions and match you with a best fit. There will also be an option of a single or double room. We really don't spend much time in the dorm rooms except to rest and sleep!
What are meals like? Can we bring food?
All meals are provided for boarding participants (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We all go to meals together. You are welcome to bring food for snacks and there is a fridge in the dorm.
What happens on the weekend between sessions? Can I go home?
Between sessions we take a break from classes and workshops and enjoy time together! Past activities range from going to a music or theater show, outdoor games, movies and our personal favorite - diner breakfast on Sunday morning. We do allow our boarders to have visits from family or take a trip home. However with history on our side...you'll want to soak up every minute of Brave Arts! Don't worry families - the Friday performances are open to all to come see your favorite performer.