Join us this summer for KIDS ROCK, an exciting new program for children with fun activities and crafts, exciting outdoor games, important Bible lessons, and rehearsal for a children's musical "AGAPE LEAGUE!"

Registration Info

Who: For children ages 4 by June 1st, 2019 and through 6th grade (2019/2020 school year)


What: Kids Rock is a high-energy summer program. Every Tuesday night from from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., kids will enjoy ROCK ZONE where they will sing and dance, and practice the musical and then they'll head to FUN ZONE where they will play games, enjoy an awesome snack, and/or make a cool craft. Kids will also enjoy Bible time and opportunities to make great friends!


Registration is now closed online as just a few spaces remain. We will take walk-up registrations through the first night, June 17th.


Dates and Times

Tuesday Night Program 6:30-8:15pm:

June 18, 25

July 2, 9, 16, 23


On THURSDAY July 25 6:30pm we will have an invitational dress rehearsal and family celebration night. Please plan to join us on this special evening. This is a great time to take photos.


Performance Date:

Sunday, July 28

10:30am Neelsville Presbyterian Church Sanctuary


Matierals Fee:

$30 early bird fee (available until May 10)

$30 per child if multiple siblings enroll

$35 regular rate (after May 10)




Audition Info

Children age 6 and up who are interested in speaking and singing solo parts can audition Tuesday, June 25 from 8:15-8:45pm. Parents are asked to wait in the welcome center while their child/children audition.  


How to audition for a speaking role: 

We realize for some children this is the very first audition experience. What a joy! Please know we are kind and patient, and eager to help your child succeed. We will encourage good auditioning habits by asking them to enter the room with the directors to introduce themselves. Your child can memorize a short monologue to recite at the audition. We will post options for those monologues here on this website very soon. We will also have short scenes your child can read from on the day of audition that the directors will give to your child. 


Children who would like to audition for a vocal solo can sing any song of their choosing or be prepared to sing "Happy Birthday" a Capella. A CD player will be available to use if accompaniment is needed. They can sing without accompaniment too. We are looking to hear about a minute of singing.


Parents will not be allowed in the audition room but can wait outside in the check in area.


Read this article for more helpful hints for auditioning. https://www.nymetroparents.com/article/how-to-help-kids-ace-theater-and-acting-auditions

About the musical... AGAPE LEAGUE!

High in the mountains in the impenetrable Agape Fortress, General Agape has called the mighty Agape League together to solve a crisis in Suburbia City! Calling on the super-powered fruits of the spirit available to every follower of Christ, these heroes must also face an enemy within their own ranks when Ironblade forgets his superhero identity (self control) and becomes entangled in the pervasive worldly culture. Things worsen when they learn that unless each member continues to exhibit their gifts, the entire group faces the same fate! Will the League recover their powers? Will the citizens of Suburbia City be saved? Will the source of true power -- God's Word -- finally be utilized before time runs out? Find out in the latest release from Word Kids, The Agape League: Superheroes of the Spirit! 

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Q. & A.


Q: Is it ok if we don't attend Neelsville Church?

A: Absolutely! We would love to have your child part of this program. 

 

Q: My child has no singing or acting experience; is that ok?

A: We are so glad your child will be joining us! No experience is necessary. This will be a great time for your child to learn vocal and performing arts skills that can increase confidence and poise. And even if performing isn't their thing, there are a lot of other fun aspects of the Kids Rock program.

 

Q: If my child doesn't want to perform in the musical but wants to enjoy the full night's program, is that ok?

A: Please email our director at neelsvillekids@gmail.com to discuss possibilities for this. There are other tasks such as set design and sound and lighting tech that children can be part of.

 

Q: Is it ok if we miss a lot of the rehearsals? We have a lot of vacations planned.

A: It's summer, so we completely understand that it's traveling time. Please let us know in advance (even on the registration form). If you know your child will miss more than two rehearsals, this program might not be the best fit.  It will be director's discretion to give a spot to a child who can attend more or allow participation in the program nights but not the final musical performance if the child is not familiar with their part, music, and choreography.

 

Q: Are volunteers background checked? 

A: Yes, safety is a priority. 

 

Q: If my child is born after the cut-off date, can we make an exception?

A: Unfortunately, we cannot make this exception to be fair to our families and leaders. But we do hope your child can join us next year!

 

Volunteer Registration

We are seeking volunteers. SSL Hours are available for students who would like to serve. Please complete the following application to apply.


Meet our Kids Rock Director

Jamie Swope is our Director of Children's & Family Ministry here at Neelsville. She has a bachelors degree in theater arts from San Diego State University with an emphasis on using theater in the classroom. Jamie has performed in and directed several shows to include shows for children and with children. She loves how theater can showcase God given talents to His children and be used as an art form to bring worship and glory to our Heavenly Father.


Also on our Kids Rock team are many amazing, dedicated volunteers with musical gifts and talents and those who are passionate to share God's love with children and families.


To contact Jamie, email her at neelsvillekids@gmail.com