Gotta Sing Gotta Dance

Come celebrate our 30th year anniversary with us!

If you are age 9 to 19 and love to sing, dance, act and perform, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver is again pleased to offer Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Musical Theatre Camp.


Session I – July 2 to 25, 2024  
Session 2 –   August 6 to 29, 2024   

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Members $850
 ($236 per week) / Non-Members $950 ($264 per week)
includes video, custom-designed T-shirt, and two complimentary tickets to see any show

SAVE $100 for each participant you refer to the Camp who is accepted.


APPLY HERE (no deposit required)

About Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!

The Camp, which is open to everyone, is very intensive and focuses on all aspects of musical theatre including vocal technique, the craft of acting, choreography, set construction, make-up, and costuming.  Participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability.   Fun, activities, energy, and creativity in an atmosphere designed to encourage talent, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, and co-operation.

We welcome participants from all backgrounds; there is no religious aspect to the Camp or its curriculum.

For the past twenty-nine summers, Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! has attracted hundreds of enthusiastic and talented participants – many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the performing arts – from throughout British Columbia and as far away as Abu Dahbi, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Regina, Yorkton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New York, California, Alabama, Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Austria, and Israel.


The director and creator of the program is PERRY EHRLICH, who received an Ovation Award and the Canadian Bar Association’s Community Service Award (acknowledging his tireless dedication to working with children and musical theatre). Perry, a composer, pianist, teacher, arranger, producer, adjudicator, writer, and talent coordinator, also directs ShowStoppers, the popular GLEE troupe. Check out

This year, Perry has assembled an impressive Faculty of professional instructors (including directors, musicians, choreographers, and actors), each working in his or her respective field, including musical directors WENDY BROSS STUARTARIELLE BALLANCE and DIANE SPEIRS; directors MEGHAN ANDERSSEN and CHRIS McGREGOR; and choreographers JASON FRANCO and SHERYL McMILLAN.

This years final production called “DOLLARS & NONSENSE” will be presented three times each session in the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, and features an original script based on the popular family board game where the banker, four railroads, and locations like Boardwalk come to life,  together with a broad repertoire of music from Broadway and movie musicals and the world of pop.

Auditions may be scheduled to assess talent and maturity.   Regrettably, not all applicants can be accepted, and final selections will be based on ability and commitment.

SCHOLARSHIPS are available through the generosity of the “Babe Oreck Memorial Fund”, “Phyliss & Irving Snider Foundation”, and others for those with financial need.

For further information about the camp, please contact the Jewish Community Centre at (604) 257-5111 or Perry Ehrlich at (604) 315-1850 or

Media Sponsor

“Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! is an amazing program that builds confidence, imagination, leadership, industry connections, and friendships that last a lifetime! At GSGD, I gained skills that helped propel my career in the arts, as well as life skills that I still use every day. When I think about my favourite summer memories growing up, I think about my time spent at the JCC with the friends I made at Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!”
– Kyra Leroux (Riverdale, Firefly Lane)

“Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! provided me the foundation of being an actor and performer in the industry.  It solidified my love of the arts and gave me the confidence within myself to become an artist.  I met the best, most encouraging teachers and it was always a highlight for me in the summer.”
– Natalie Hall  (Wicked, A Chorus Line, All My Children, Pretty Little Liars, Hallmark Movies)

“I came away genuinely thrilled, not only impressed at the energy and talent on display but moved by the beauty that bursts forth when children and teens gain genuine purpose in life.”
– Peter Birnie, Theatre Critic, Vancouver Sun

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