CLASSES AND CAMPS

Young people sharpen their skills, stretch their imaginations, and create unique memories through a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts education opportunities.

With theater professionals as the instructors, students gain a deeper understanding of the process, build confidence, and benefit from a fresh jolt of creative energy.

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Unique training opportunities are available for local artists of all ages. Guest Broadway artist and world-renowned performing arts professionals lead interactive courses on topics like auditioning, dance, and much more.

Master classes and workshops are announced on a rolling basis as they are confirmed with touring artists so check back frequently.

SUMMER CAMPS

Des Moines Performing Arts offers a range of week-long summer opportunities for students. Recent camp models have included:

MUSICAL THEATER CAMPS
Students in grades 3 – 8 start the week with auditions and end by performing a full show for family and friends on a professional stage. Participants experience all aspects of putting on a production, from learning new music to memorizing lines to creating a character. Students gain teamwork and collaboration skills, as well as newfound confidence in their ability to take on a big project.

BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE
Guest Broadway artists lead teens (grades 9 through entering college) in a week of master classes in the "triple threat" skills of musical theater – acting, dancing, and singing. Faculty draw on their firsthand experience to help students understand what it takes to have a career in the theater. 

BROADWAY SUMMER ACADEMY
Open to any middle school student grades 6-8 who dreams of performing in a musical, this week-long day camp brings experienced guest Broadway performers to lead sessions in the triple threat areas of musical theater – acting, dancing, and singing. 

MISSION IMPROVISATION
Students in grades 6-9 learn to create characters and stories during this week-long day camp exploring the art of IMPROVISATION! 

 

You Make The Difference

"To have been given the chance to work with a professional choreographer and music director! Wow!"

- Ridg, Waukee High School

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Dance Master Classes

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS - Dance Master Class

November 24, 2019 Learn More

Student Master Class: Malandain Ballet Biarritz

February 12, 2020 Learn More

Professional Master Class: Malandain Ballet Biarritz

February 12, 2020 Learn More

Student Master Class: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

April 29, 2020 Learn More

Professional Dance Master Class: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

April 29, 2020 Learn More
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: