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

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.

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. See below to learn more!

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. See below to learn more!

NEW! BROADWAY ACADEMY for Grades 6-8

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. See below to learn more!

NEW! MISSION IMPROVISATION -- FEATURING THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!

Students in grades 6-9 (based on fall enrollment) learn to create characters and stories during this week-long day camp exploring the art of IMPROVISATION! 

Included is one ticket to the Tuesday, June 25, evening performance of The Play That Goes Wrong, the most comedic disaster to ever hit Broadway!

See below to learn more!

You Make The Difference

It’s 21st century skills that they need to have the rest of their lives. It’s not just something that when they leave fourth grade, they are done with it.

-Andrea, teacher, Studebaker Elementary, Des Moines

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Dance Master Classes

Student Master Class: Malpaso

February 18, 2019 Learn More

Professional Master Class: Malpaso

February 18, 2019 Learn More

Student Master Class: Ballet BC

May 20, 2019 Learn More

Professional Master Class: Ballet BC

May 20, 2019 Learn More
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