There's a group of kids on stage with dance teacher Lizzie Coote, picking up steps to a jazzy/hip-hop piece bit-by-bit - and catching on surprisingly fast.
"Push and slide," Coote directs them. "For the next part, your arms go crazy."
The music starts and stops thanks to efforts by student tech Jacob Dorst at the sound panel.
Upstairs, Kelly Strom is teaching another group of kids how to make themselves look old, thanks to application of black makeup and white highlights. They giggle as they work on each others' faces.
"Oh, my gosh, you do look like an old person," one girl tells another.
Down the hall, Erin Kishpaugh teaches a group of teens how to connect with another character on stage using the Alexander Technique. Some are a little self-conscious trying to understand this whole mind-body connection stuff, but Kishpaugh reassures them.
"Let your weight down into your feet, not at the heels and not at the toes," she explains, as she places two campers across from each other, each holding one end of a yardstick. Once they are centered, relaxed and making eye contact with each other, the campers inevitably begin to sway slightly in tandem.
"It's about your body connecting with hers," Kishpaugh tells a girl.
In yet another room, Kenneth Morrison works with a group of young students, teaching them to clap out musical beats. Somewhere else, costumes are being made and sets being built.
It's all part of Camp Curtain Call, a three-week adventure organized at Capitol Center Theater by Kelly and Dennis Strom through their Strom Studios. The couple also runs the Limelight Theater Company.