- Broadway Intensive
A six-day camp offering opportunities to expand your musical theater skills and imagine the life of a Broadway performer!
Every year, an amazing set of Guest Broadway performers travels to Des Moines to lead teens in a week-long series of master classes on the “triple threat” skills of musical theater – acting, dancing and singing. Participants sharpen their performance skills, gain knowledge about the auditioning and casting process, and learn about the Broadway industry from working professionals. The week culminates in a showcase for family and friends. Auditions are not required, although previous theater training or experience is necessary.
For teens entering grades 9 through first year of college, fall 2022.
One six-day session of BROADWAY INTENSIVE will be offered:
July 11-16, 2022
Hours: Camp begins at 9 AM and ends promptly at 5 PM (M-F) and from 9 AM until 4:30 PM on Saturday. Students may be dropped off in the morning between 8:45-9 AM.
Final showcase: Saturday at 3 PM. (Details for attending/viewing the showcase will be provided later.)
Location: Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, with some instructional activities held at nearby locations within walking distance. Students may enter the building at 8:45 AM.
The week is designed for aspiring performers who are highly interested in musical theater. Auditions are not required to participate; however, previous training or experience is necessary. (We recommend that participants have experience in at least two of the following areas: singing, dance and acting.)
Each participant is also expected to prepare 1-2 musical theater songs for the week to use in coaching sessions.
Attendance Policy: Due to the intense rehearsal schedule, participation in the showcase performance is dependent on full attendance throughout the week. Missed rehearsals may necessitate that a participant give up part or all of their role(s) for the success of the overall performance.
The six-day Broadway Intensive carries a registration fee of $495, which includes a daily snack; participants are asked to bring a sack lunch each day.
(Pay in full at time of registration or in four equal installments. Payment plans only available for registrations received prior to March 10, 2022.)
We want to make sure that camp is accessible to all. Please complete the online SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION if financial assistance is needed to allow your student to participate.
TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM: You will need your contact information, average monthly household income, and a Statement of Interest (preferably written by the student, and either UPLOADED as a PDF or Word document, OR, TYPED directly into the form).
IMPORTANT: Please submit a scholarship application BEFORE registering. A spot will be held for you.
Scholarship funding is awarded based on need and time of request and is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a scholarship.
Questions: Contact Lynnae Lathrop at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
NOTE: If you attended camp last summer on a School-to-Stage scholarship after being nominated by your school, please contact Miss Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
Your participation is very important to the overall success of your selected camp, but we understand that summer plans sometimes change. In the event that you are no longer able to participate, please submit notice of your camp cancellation to LynnaeL@DMPA.org or call 515-246-2360 to leave a message.
- All refunds are subject to a $40 cancellation fee.
- Written notice of cancellation must be received four weeks prior to the first date of the camp in order for a refund (minus the cancellation fee) to be issued.
- If a cancellation is submitted less than four weeks prior to the camp start date, a refund minus the cancellation fee will only be issued if we are able to secure a new registration to fill the vacated spot. (Exceptions will be made for COVID-19 illness/exposure or if the updated DMPA COVID-19 policy does not meet your family's needs.)
- Should camp be cancelled by DMPA, a full refund will be given.
Questions? Please contact our summer camp coordinator Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org or leave a message at 515-246-2360.
If your preferred session is full, please add your name to our wait list by clicking HERE and indicate your student's age and which session(s) you are interested in attending. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
For questions about camp content or structure, or if needing registration assistance, contact our camp coordinator Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org or leave a message at 515-246-2360.
Related Volunteer Opportunity
Know of a student in grades 9-12 who might be interested in volunteering to assist with our Musical Theater Camps this summer?
Check out our SWING/CAMP COUNSELOR volunteer opportunity HERE!
"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School