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.



We’re going virtual!

With the health and safety of our camp students and their families as our top priority, Des Moines Performing Arts has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person camps for summer of 2020 due to COVID-19. 

While we are saddened that we will not be able to gather in person this summer, we are taking summer classes and camps virtual! It is our hope that these alternative experiences will continue to provide your student a summer filled with creativity, movement, skill-building, confidence and new friends. 

Our new slate of programming contains “parallel” experiences to the topics of our original summer offerings, alongside some exciting new additions – including new opportunities with guest Broadway talent and creative classes for siblings younger than our camp programming has traditionally served. 

For more on DMPA's response to COVID-19, click HERE.




Summer Camps

It’s not too late! Our virtual camps are rolling and we’d love to have you join in on the fun!

Join us from the safety of your home for experiences filled with fun, friendship, creativity and skill-building. Don't take our word for it, hear from some participants from our recent Broadway Studio camp: 

"It felt great to be in such a supportive environment! I love that we were able to recreate everything that’s so great about a normal “theatre family” without even being together in person." - Mara F.

An incredible environment to learn and get better, with a focus on the ‘acting’ part of music and musical theatre. The people are all so kind, and help make this class a fun and safe zone for self improvement. The instructor was a fantastic teacher, and the lessons I learned from this class are ideas I’ll continue to take with me in my musical theatre-filled life. - Carter K.

"This program is a fantastic opportunity to get coaching and advice that is helpful and valuable. It provides in depth insight that is sometimes not given in schools and other programs. The people are so talented and easy to connect with! I got comfortable very fast." - E'mma C.


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