Community Notices: May 28

Announcing Camp Command Performance: A Fun New Theater Arts Camp at Alice Deal

Looking for a fun, creative and affordable summer camp that will help your rising middle-schooler get ready to try out and take part in productions in middle school? Look no further than Camp Command Performance. A new theater arts camp opening at Alice Deal Middle School for two weeks July 8 and July 15.

Expand your vocal performance skills and develop your dramatic technique by immersing yourself in one, or both, of these two high-energy programs that will allow young actors (rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students) to learn and hone basic techniques of acting and singing for the stage through voice, movement, improvisation and physical comedy.

Created by Deal parents who have worked in drama and the creative arts for years, and emphasizing spontaneity, imagination, self-confidence as well as the spirit of being part of an ensemble, Camp Command Performance is perfect for both first time actors and experienced drama stars.

Camp is in the Deal Auditorium and runs from 9 to 3 PM Monday through Thursday and from 9 am to 6 pm each Friday when students will perform for parents, friends and family. You can sign up for just one or both weeks. But hurry – spots are limited.

Enroll and pay online

Week 1 – July 8-12, 9 am to 3 pm- Sharpen Your Shakespeare Skills


Dive into the world of history’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare in our first week of camp. We’ll focus on the themes of love, jealousy and transformation in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Over the course of this week long intensive you will learn to:

Analyze the Bard’s plays using close textual analysis to understand what he is saying and why he uses certain words and phrases
Use voice, movement and improvisation to bring his memorable characters to life
Work together to transform Alice Deal’s auditorium into unforgettable Shakespearean scenes

Week 2 – July 15-19, 9 am to 3 pm – Experience the Magic of Musical Theater


Funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, A Chorus Line is an insightful portrait of anonymous, interchangeable dancers vying for the same eight roles in an upcoming musical on Broadway. Over the course of this week long intensive you will learn key scenes and musical numbers from the show, and:

Scene study exercises to help to develop your storytelling skills
Vocal methods (and magic tricks) for the stage
Techniques to help actors create characters, interact in front of an audience, and think on their feet

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Select Team Soccer Tryouts – DC Youth Futbol Club

Over the next few weeks, DC Youth Futbol Club is conducting tryouts for 2008, 2009 Girls and 2008, 2011 Boys Select Teams to compete in Fall 2019. DC Youth Futbol Club offers both Select/Travel opportunities and a Development Program for boys and girls from grade school to high school grade levels. DCYFC is a unique program whose professional coaches focus on player and team development, encourage and motivate players to reach their potential. It is an international youth soccer experience with more than 45 countries represented in the club. It also has, by far, the lowest club fees in the DC area. For further information about the club and team tryouts, please visit DC Youth Futbol Club or

Free Field Hockey Camp This Summer at Alice Deal Middle School

Are you interested in learning field hockey? Third-graders and up come out to a free field hockey camp this summer at Deal Middle School from June 24-28 from 2:30-4:00 pm each day. The camp will be run by former Wilson field hockey players. All equipment will be provided and no experience necessary! Contact  for more information