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Youth Theater classes offered at BVCC

South Bristol Cultural Center will offer “Acting for Kids,” a 15-hour intensive program in drama, Aug. 8-12, directed by Barnetta Carter.

Carter initiated the center's youth theater program while she was producing director of Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, 1991-96. She has also been a theater-teaching artist in many Rochester public schools. She uses an array of theater curricula to teach skills that the participants will use in the future, including working with others and performing improvisational theater pieces in small groups.

Each acting camp will be a three-hour master class with the instructor taking the group through exercises that help them gain self-confidence for public speaking through those improving their ability to perform in front of an audience.

Classes for kids ages 6 through 8 years old will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; sessions for those ages 9 through 13 will run from 1 to 4 p.m. The Center is in a renovated barn at 5323 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua, on the west side of Canandaigua Lake.

A presentation of their achievements for parents, grandparents and friends will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, with light refreshments served afterward.

Tuition is $100 per child for members of the center and $110 for others.

In addition to Bristol Valley Theatre, Carter has acted and directed in New York City and at the International Theater in Austria. She also had a small running role on the daytime drama, The Guiding Light.

For details, call (585) 396-5950, e-mail, or visit the Web site,