When my daughter booked her first Lead in a Feature Film, we did private lessons with Jennifer and she really helped Lindsey prepare for her role. Her schedule was flexible, she was patient and enthusiastic and even patiently answered all of my questions! Everyone on set was so impressed with how prepared Lindsey was for someone so young, and that is in great part thanks to Jennifer. We came back again for private lessons to prepare for a Broadway audition, and I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer and Fairfield Performing Arts!
- ParentHi Jennifer. I just wanted to tell you that Elizabeth is super excited for summer camp. When I told her the two plays, she was so happy, and when I reminded her last night that today was registration, her eyes lit up, and she said it was her "5th favorite day of the year". I assumed she meant after Christmas, her birthday, and some other holidays, but she said, "No, camp is way better than Christmas. My favorite days are 1) the first summer camp performance, 2) the second camp performance, 3) the first day of the first session of camp, 4) the first day of the second session of camp, and 5) camp registration day!" I just thought you'd like to know how much she LOVES camp! 🙂Thanks,Kristin
My children have participated in FPAS camps and classes for over five years and have grown tremendously due to the passionate, thoughtful, and creative instruction, the dedication and encouragement of the teachers, and the warm and inviting atmosphere as well as the strong friendships they have made. The experience has been exceptional on so many levels -- like no other!
My daughter has attended the summer camp at FAIRFIELD PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO for the past three years and absolutely loves it!! She says it's the ONLY camp she ever wants to attend. The smile on her face each day when I pick her up is priceless. She always makes such wonderful friends and gains so much confidence. Most of all, to see the end result of all their hard works is amazing!! The show they put together in just THREE weeks blows me away every time. Jen really makes the kids fall in love with theatre.
- age 9
At Fairfield Performing Arts Studio I learn acting, dancing and singing. Before I went to FPAS I tried acting camps and classes, they weren't fun. But when I went to FPAS my mind opend up to acting, singing, dancing and being on stage.
Jennifer,I just want to thank you for running the best camp ever! Luke loves LOVES everything about your shows: the counsellors (especially Robbie), the material, the classes and rehearsals and the final performances. You have certainly given him a deep love of musical theatre. Thank you.Luke has made me promise that we will come back to Fairfield for a summer sometime in the future so that he can join your camp again. I will do my best....so here's hoping our paths cross again in a couple of years' time!Please pass on my congratulations and appreciation to your staff - they are an amazing group, truly inspiring.Thanks again and good luck with Peter Pan!
- (age 10)
Fairfield Performing Arts camp makes me want to come back every day with nice counselors, fun classes and great costumes. It is so much fun and I love everything about it!
- Student (age 12)
Fairfield Performing Arts is such an amazing camp. It really helps me to step out of my comfort zone when acting, dancing, or singing. I love learning about the process of doing a play through games and other fun activities. I always look forward to coming back months before the summer even starts!
We've been involved with Jen Kenny and her great staff at FPAS for years. This program is an outstanding mix of fun and skills-building. The growth of the young performers under Jen's direction shows the high level instruction they're receiving. Highly recommended.
My daughter has done classes with Jennifer and Fairfield Performing Arts for 3 years now and she always enjoys class and is sad when a session is over. Jennifer has such a way with the children and they all blossom under her tutelage! It is such a fun, low pressure but high learning environment, Jennifer has the formula down! All of the children are so happy to be in that room for the hour!
Jessica loves FPAS! She loves you and your colleagues as teachers, loves the cast-mates that have become friends, and loves the camaraderie built among the summer campers. That is why she has taken every school-year session since we have moved here, and can't wait to do both camps this summer! Many thanks for creating such a fun, inviting, and high-quality environment!
FPAS helps develop self-confidence in our child, in addition to singing, dancing and acting skills. Moreover, the quality of the production that was presented after just 3 weeks is impressive! My daughter loves the programs and camps of FPAS!
I LOVE FPAS! It's really fun getting to act, sing and dance every day! The best part is doing a full performance on a stage at the end, complete with costumes and sets. I really enjoy it and recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun learning about all the things that go into performing a show.
Fairfield Performing Arts Studio has been a huge part of my life for five years. The three weeks of camp is always the highlight of my summer. Thanks to this camp, my acting, singing, and dance has improved dramatically, and the way the counselors teach keep all of us wanting to learn even more. I think I can speak for all the campers when I say this camp is an amazing opportunity to have a taste of acting on a professional stage. As soon as my first year there was over, I knew I'd want to keep returning. All the learning aside, it's also a friendly environment where everyone feels comfortable. I've made some incredible friends that are still returning to camp with me to this day. All in all, FPAS is an educational but fun experience that every new (or returning) actor/actress should try.
Walking into Fairfield Performing Arts Studio summer camp every June is a moment I look forward to all year. Jennifer's lessons in acting, singing and dancing not only made me a well- rounded performer with skills in every aspect of musical theatre, but also allowed me to grow as a person and meet many lifelong friends. Jen's trust in me with many difficult roles and her guidance in helping me execute them while still creating a wonderful camp experience and has made my three years at her summer camp an unforgettable experience!
- Student (Age 9)
If you asked me nine months ago, "do you think that acting will help your shyness?" I would say that you’re crazy! But it turns out that I was completely wrong and that taking these acting classes not only helped with my shyness but my confidence and creativity as well. That is all thanks to Jennifer and FPAS!!
FPAS is amazing! My 8 year old daughter began taking classes last September and ended up continuing the whole year, we loved it so much. Jennifer is wonderful...her kind, gentle way put my daughter at ease immediately and it was incredible to see her confidence grow. From each class to each performance...she could not wait to go each week. When I asked her what her favorite part was her response was "All of it!" It has been a very special experience for her and we look forward to beginning again in September!
I have been going to the FPAS summer camp since it began, and every year I get even more excited to go! I've really learned to be myself there by bonding with so many amazing people. This camp is where I first fell in love with acting, singing, dancing, and where I get to strengthen my skills by being challenged with some of the best counselors and the best cast mates. It truly is a great summer and life experience, I gained many friendships, supporters, and mentors through this camp. Thank you Jen and all the counselors for everything you've done for me!!
I've spent my last 4 summers at Fairfield Performing Arts Studio's summer camp. Over time, I have learned so much about myself not only as a performer, but also as a person. With the guidance of Jen and her team of amazing counselors, I've gained a great deal of self-confidence. With this, I have honed my skills as an actor, singer, and dancer. In the process I have also made some of my closest friends who have supported me along the way. I would highly recommend FPAS to any young, aspiring actor/actress who is looking for a fun, nurturing environment in which they can perfect their craft. I credit the camp for helping me discover my true passion, and I can't wait for this summer!
My son absolutely loves going to acting class at Fairfield Performing Arts Studio. Being his first real experience on “stage,” Jennifer helped him gain the confidence to perform all types of characters and emotions. Owen has made several new friends at FPAS from across the Fairfield elementary schools that all share common interests. As a parent, I love that he is learning to work together as a team and support each other to put together a performance in just a few short weeks. He can’t wait for summer camp and looks forward to many more memories and performances with FPAS!
- 3rd grade student
Hello Jennifer,I really like your acting class, and although I forgot my lines once and improvised, it is all around awesome.What I like most about your class is that you motivate us (along with your assistants) as hard as you can. And also I like that if we dislike our parts (like I didn’t want to be Mr. Smee), you always find a way to help us believe in ourselves and like the part. I also like the emotion games because it’s fun and it teaches me how to express myself on stage.
My nine-year old daughter is a HUGE fan of Jennifer's drama program! She has learned so much about what goes into the production of a show, even on a small scale and she has enjoyed the process - from script introduction to the "final curtain" - immensely. Jennifer makes learning fun and the kids take so much pride in the finished product... you can see it in their faces as they take their final bows. After multiple sessions in Jennifer's winter and spring classes, my daughter is now REALLY excited for the three-week summer camp program!
My daughters have been involved with FPAS for many years. The after school classes are a great introduction to acting, and the summer camp is just amazing. The quality of the production that is put together after only 3 weeks of camp is remarkable. Jennifer is wonderful with the students--getting them all involved and helping each child feel comfortable on stage. I've seen increased confidence in my girls that has carried over to other areas of their lives. They have thoroughly enjoyed their time with the program. I highly recommend FPAS for all ages!
Jennifer, Today was wonderful!! Thank you again for all you’ve done to promote such a safe and inclusive environment for Chris to explore his love of performing! We see such growth in his confidence on stage. He truly loves his time with you and he’s learning so much!!! Thank you!
I had so much fun in class tonight. It was awesome doing the improvs….I like how the class was not intimidating and the kids were so friendly. I felt like I could be myself.
Emma had such a great time yesterday – thank you for a great class.
I feel like I’m learning so much with you. I have learned more about how to get into character and be honest in that one hour lesson than I have with my other acting coach that I’ve been working with for over a year. I am so interested in working with you in these classes – I just cannot wait.
Dear Jennifer – I just wanted to shoot off a quick email letting you know that Annamarie really enjoyed herself tonight. Although hesitant at first, she went in with an open mind and thoroughly absorbed everything you taught. She wished that the class was longer and can not wait for next week. Thank you for your time and energy.
We have looked and looked for the best acting programs around. This one hit the mark! Caroline loves her acting class, and it has been a treat for everyone! We are definitely signing up for the next sessions. Every child in our class returned – that says it all!
Abbi is excited to go to camp every morning and can’t wait to tell us about her day when I pick her up! Such a refreshing change from the traditional camp experience. I can see that this program is artistically enriching for all age levels, a self confidence builder, educational and at the same time loads of fun, with making crafts, games and the rehearsals! I love that the children are a part of this production from the ground up!
My daughter Anna has been attending Jennifer’s camp since it first opened, and there is nowhere she’d rather be during her summer break! Unlike other drama camps that Anna has attended, Jennifer creates an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst the campers, with everyone getting personalized attention in a safe and caring environment. She absolutely loves it!