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BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE

July 16 - 21, 2018

Now a six-day experience to give you even more opportunity to develop your skills!

Guest Broadway performers lead teens in a weeklong 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 2018.

SESSION DATES AND HOURS

One six-day session of BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE will be offered:
July 16-21, 2018

Hours: Camp begins at 9 AM and ends promptly at 5 PM (M-F) and from 9 AM until 3 PM on Saturday. Students may be dropped off in the morning between 8:45-9:00 AM.

Final showcase is Saturday at 2 PM. (No tickets necessary for family and friends to attend.)

Location: 
Location of Monday through Friday activities, as well as Saturday showcase to be announced.

EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

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 a musical theater song for the week to use in coaching sessions. 

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 his or her roles for the success of the overall performance.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Broadway Summer Intensive carries a registration fee of $495.

We want to make sure that camp is accessible to all. Please check out details on our SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM if financial assistance is needed to allow you to participate.

Scholarship applications should be submitted BEFORE registering for the intensive and may be submitted beginning Monday, February 5, 2018.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 education@desmoinesperformingarts.org.

Written notice of cancellation must be received six weeks prior to the first date of the camp in order for a refund to be issued.

If a cancellation is submitted less than six weeks prior to the camp start date, a refund will only be issued if we are able to secure a new registration to fill the vacated spot.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: SWING/COUNSELOR

Are you in 9th through 12th grade and still want even MORE musical theater experience?

Consider voluteering to be a SWING/COUNSELOR for one of our other summer camp opportunities. CLICK HERE for more information on how to help younger students perform in a musical theater camp.

WHAT TO DO WHEN ENROLLMENT IS FULL

Should you find that the BROADWAY INTENSIVE has reached capacity, please add your name to the WAITLIST.  Cancellations do occur, and you will be notified of openings as they become available.

QUESTIONS? 
Contact Lynnae at 515-246-2360 or LynnaeL@DMPA.org.

You Make The Difference

“After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she’s a director and an actress and ... just anything.”

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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Event Details

BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE is a camp for students entering 9th through 12th grades or teens entering their first year of college in the fall.

“While singing, I learned how to interpret each line of a song and express the feeling of it without actually 'showing' it. When I was acting, I learned not to actually 'act' but instead to experience a scene as myself in certain circumstances.”
-Logan, Broadway Intensive 2017 Participant

“I’ve really learned how to get out of my comfort zone. I’ve always heard 'don’t be afraid to make mistakes' but this week it really clicked, and I know it will forever change my acting career as well as just a person.”
-Lauryn, Broadway Intensive 2017 Participant

“One thing I’ve learned is that it is more realistic to feel the experience than ‘show’ the experience. Another thing I’ve learned is that it is more important to make a strong choice than just being correct when dancing in an audition.”
-Beca, Broadway Intensive 2017 Participant