- BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE
BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE
A six-day camp offering opportunities to expand your musical theater skills and imagine the life of a Broadway performer!
Guest Broadway performers travel 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 2021.
One six-day session of BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE will be offered:
July 12-17, 2021
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: All events during the week will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street, Des Moines. 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.
In advance of camp starting, you will be asked to submit a brief placement video utilizing one of your musical theater songs. Faculty will review to assist them in their preparations for the week. Specific details about the process for submitting your placement video will be provided as the camp dates near.
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 Summer 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 three equal installments. Payment plans only available for registrations received prior to April 10, 2021.)
We want to make sure that camp is accessible to all. Please complete the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION if financial assistance is needed to allow your student to participate.
To complete the online application form, you will need your contact information, Statement of Interest (preferably written by the student and uploaded as a Word document or PDF), and average monthly household income.
Please submit a scholarship request BEFORE registering. A spot will be held for you.
Scholarship funding is awarded based on need and time of request and are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a scholarship.
Questions: Contact Lynnae Lathrop at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
CAMP CANCELLATION POLICIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-246-2300 to leave a message for one of our team members.
- 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 or exposure.)
- 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.
For a printable PDF of DMPA's Cancellation Policy, CLICK HERE.
FOR THE COMPLETE POLICY: CLICK HERE.
The safety of our students and colleagues is a top priority at DMPA.
By sending your student to one of our camps, you agree to abide by all policies and procedures regarding COVID-19. Requirements will be modified as COVID-19 conditions evolve in accordance with local and national regulations and safety recommendations.
If adherence to the attendance guidance limits a student’s ability to participate in camp, a pro-rated refund will be provided.
For the safety of all parties, a mask is required for all individuals regardless of age while inside the building. The following mask styles are NOT allowed: neck gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves or vents. Should you forget your mask, one will be provided.
During all camps, classes, and educational programs, students will be asked to respect safe social distancing practices. Camp groups will be spread out as much as possible to maintain physical separation of at least 6 feet between groups.
WHAT CAN FAMILIES DO TO MAKE SURE ALL WHO ATTEND CAMP REMAIN WELL AND HEALTHY?
- Monitor your student’s health. If ill or running a temperature, your student should remain at home.
- Remind your student to cover their coughs and sneezes and to wash their hands frequently.
- Review proper handwashing techniques with your student and make sure they understand why it is important.
- Send your student with a camp-appropriate face mask and make sure it covers mouth and nose as well as fitting well on the sides of the mask.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the camp coordinator at LynnaeL@DMPA.org.
As of 2.12.2021: DMPA COVID-19 Protocols. Printable PDF available - CLICK HERE.
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.
Are you a student in grades 9-12 who might be interested in volunteering to assist with Musical Theater Camp this summer?
Check out our SWING/CAMP COUNSELOR volunteer opportunity HERE!
For questions about camp content or structure, contact our camp coordinator Lynnae at LynnaeL@DMPA.org or leave a message at 515-246-2360 or 515-689-4362.
If in need of registration assistance, please email info@DMPA.org or call 515-246-2300 to leave a message for one of our team members.