2023 Performing Arts Camps

“Clowns.” Photo courtesy of Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
Listings are continuously being updated (April 6, 2023) based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire. Please verify all information with camps directly.
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     Phoenix Camps    

Ballet Arizona
2835 E Washington St., Phoenix. 602-381-0188, school@balletaz.org or balletaz.org

Ages 4-12.  This is a fantastic opportunity for children to grow their confidence and expand their knowledge under the guidance of highly experienced instructors. No previous ballet experience is necessary. Sessions are 2 or 4 weeks from June 12-July 7, 2023. Classes are scheduled in the afternoon and early evening. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is May 18, 2023.


Childsplay
900 S. Mitchell Drive, Tempe. 480-921-5722 or childsplayaz.org/summer

Ages 4-17. Campers enjoy themed classes, mainstage productions at the TCA, workshops, stagecraft/crew opportunities, and teen internships. Some of the types of themes include Hogwarts, The Little Mermaid, Dragons Love Tacos, Encanto, Macbeth, and Playtime with Bluey. One-week and multi-week classes. Full-day classes for ages 6+ and half-day classes for ages 4-6. May 30-July 28. Extended care available. $135 and up. Scholarships available.


East Valley Children’s Theatre
4501 E. Main St., Mesa. 480-756-3828evct.org

Ages 5-17. EVCT Summer Camps have four different in-person summer camp programs running May 30-July 14: Imagination Theatre Camp for kids aged 5-8, Musical Theatre Camp & Theatre Workshop Camp for kids aged 8-15, and a Four Day Acting Intensive for kids aged 11-17. Participants learn performance techniques, teamwork, and communication skills and have FUN in a non-competitive, educational atmosphere. Instructors are local theatre professionals in the field of dance, music, and theatre.


Paige Productions Youth Theater
13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills. • 480-375-8058 • 
www.paigeproductionsAZ.com 

Paige Productions Theater is a refreshing theater alternative in the East Valley. Students learn acting, singing, & dancing from an award-winning theater instructor. Owner/Artistic Director, Paige Beckman is a two-time ariZoni-winning director and music director who owns Paige Beckman Music Studio, and has taught theater in Fountain Hills for more than a decade. Join us for our exciting 2023 camp musicals, including All Dolled Up: A New Musical, Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Kids, Willy Wonka Jr, & The $500 Talent Show. Each of these shows feature a final performance for family & friends. Additional camps include Acting & Improvisation and Stranger Wednesdays-themed classes. One & two-week options, something for every skill level. 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills. 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Camps vary, approximately $200-$400.

  • All Dolled Up- A New Musical: May 30-June 9
  • Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS: June 12-23
  • Acting & Improv Summer Camp at Paige Productions Youth Theater:  July 10-13
  • Stranger Wednesdays Summer Theater Camp: June 26 – June 29, 2023
  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. Summer Camp: July 17 – 28, 2023
  • The $500 Talent Show: July 31 – Aug 3, 2023

    Phoenix Friends School-Theater Camp
    Central United Methodist Church – 1875 N Central Avenue, Phoenix (602) 562-2662
    phoenixfriendsschool.org/2023-summer-camps

    Ages 8-12. Through interactive theater games, improvisational skits, performing safe stunts and stage fighting activities, and intensive dramatic reading, campers in this camp will learn the fundamentals of stagecraft from Al Krever, a long time professional thespian. In addition to a fast paced set of activities, participants will also quickly make new friends and thrive in a new community of performers. $295/camp session. Extended day offered from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. for $15 per hour per camper. 9 a.m-3 p.m, July 17-21.



Phoenix Conservatory of Music
1316 E Cheery Lynn Rd, Phoenix. 602-353-9900 • pcmrocks.org/learn-to-play/summer-camp

Ages 5-18 learn to play and read music, experiencing different styles; plus music games, songwriting and beatmaking, make-and-take instrument activities. Themes include College Prep Bootcamp (free!), Beats by Girls (free!), Drum Line Readiness, Piano Pals, Guitar Pals, Beat Making, All About Strings, Music Around the World, Camp Rock 4 Kidz, and Camp Rock. 9 a.m. to noon (ages 5-9), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ages 7-10 and 9-13), 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ages 14-18). Choose from three, four- and five- day sessions June-July. Extended care available. $45-$120/session.  Participants should pack water and lunch.


Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street, Phoenix. 602-253-8188 • vyt.com

Summer Camps at VYT! Ages 5-17. Valley Youth Theatre is a positive, supportive, and professional place for ALL young people to learn and practice fundamental theater techniques, build self-confidence, and grow as critical and creative thinkers – all while having fun singing, acting, and dancing throughout the day! VYT’s Summer Camp offers something for all ages and skills. Four-week, two-week and one-week summer sessions available M-F from 9am – 3pm. Each camp culminates in a final production created by the campers. $250-$750. Extended care and scholarships available.


Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W Paradise Ln. • 623-776-8400 x0 • azbroadway.org

Several camps to choose from: Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. Camp. June 12 – 23 and 101 Dalmatians Kids Summer Camp June 26-30. Wizard of Oz Youth Edition Summer Camp July 10-21. Ages 7 – 11. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Before and after care available. $400, scholarships are available.


Arizona School of Classical Ballet
20820 N. 25th Place, Suite 100-112, Phoenix.
602-494-3400 • azballet.com

Ages 3-18. Ballet technique, pointe class, character dance, flamenco dance, contemporary dance, jazz, musical theater classes, ballet history.

Art and Sol Performing Arts
7901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.
480-540-9208 • artandsolprogram.com

Ages 6-13. Campers will be singing, dancing, acting and while learning how to be confident on and off stage.

ASU Performing Arts Camp 
50 East Gammage Parkway., Tempe. 480-965-3823 musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/summercamp
Ages 14-18+. This week-long camp for high school students (grades 9-12) and college transfers will give attendees a peek into life as a major in the performing arts. June 5-10.

Camp Broadway
Tempe. asugammage.com

Ages 10-17. Campers learn acting, scene study, improvisation, music theory, singing and dancing, while building self-esteem, teamwork skills, and creative potential. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, June 13-17. $600.


Center Stage Academy
2335 S. Lindsay Road, Suite 102-A, Gilbert. 480-370-1784 • centerstage.academy

Ages 5-18. Vocal training, singing activities, acting coaching, improv activities, casting and scripting, theater jazz choreography, end-of-week production.

Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-782-2680 • chandlercenter.org/youth-programs/camp-kids

Ages 7-14. Campers learn about auditioning, stage blocking, character analysis, choreography and more. June 6-July 8. $180-$575.

Chandler Children’s Choir 
1251 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. 480-699-9846 • chandlerchildrenschoir.org/Summer-Academy

Vocal instruction in a fun atmosphere. Each one-week session ends in a performance.

CYT Phoenix
Locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale • 480-310-0366 • cytphoenix.org/camps

Ages 5-18 . Campers will explore singing, dancing and acting skills in a weeklong day camp, culminating in a showcase for families and friends. June 11-July 22. $300+/session.

Dance Theater West
3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602-840-3883 • dancetheaterwest.com

Ages 10-18. Ballet, pointe, jazz, partnering, choreography, variations, and more.

Desert Foothills Theater at Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale. 480-488-1981 • dftheater.org/education-home

 Ages 5-14. Acting, singing, and dancing, ending with a performance. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care available.

Desert Hills Community School of Music
34605 N. Tom Darlington Road, Scottsdale. (480) 869-7660 •
deserthillsmusic.org/summer-camp

Learn to play violin, viola, cello or double bass, become more proficient with woodwinds, brass, and percussion, develop increased confidence and playing ability.


Desert Stages Theatre
Scottsdale location TBD. 480-483-1664 • desertstages.org/summer-camp

Ages 5-12. Hands-on theatrical experience including auditions, staging, and choreography. A typical day includes voice, dance, acting, games, and arts and crafts.

Do Re Mi School of the Arts
480-616-0888 • doremischool.com/summer-camp
Ages 4-18. From Fine Arts camp to Musical Theatre camp, students will receive professional instruction in theatre, music, and dance.

East Valley Yamaha Music School
3160 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 102, Chandler. 480-926-4441 or evyamahamusic.com/summer-camps

Ages 6-12. Piano, singing, music theory, instruments, dancing, acting, production, rhythm, percussion.

Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills 480-837-9661 x3 or www.fhtaz.org

Ages 8-16 will experience the magic of musical theatre alongside professional teaching artists who provide real-world training in acting, singing and dance.

Greasepaint Theatre
Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale • 480-949-7529 • greasepaint.org

Ages 6-13 will build skills in acting, dance and vocals during one of four camps June 6-July 22. Taught by Valley professionals. Scholarships, sibling discount, need-based financial assistance.


Metropolitan Youth Symphony
977 E. Broadway Road, Mesa. 480-456-9501azmys.org

Ages 8-17. Orchestra ensembles, band ensemble, music electives: theory, guitar, jazz combo, ukelele, composition, Yoga for Musicians, Movement in Music, and more.


Music Together in Phoenix
3241 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix. 602-363-8202 or musictogetherinphx.com

Developmentally appropriate activities will include singing, dancing, creative movement, and instrument play, with silliness and lots of creativity.

Musical Theatre of Anthem
42201 N. 21st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem. 623-336-6001 • musicaltheatreofanthem.org
Ages 6-16. Campers will learn dance, tap, voice, acting, improv, and other performing arts skills. June 6-July 30. $375, scholarships available.

My Sing School  
Love of Christ Lutheran Church, 1525 North Power Road, Mesa. mysingschool.com
Ages 8-15. Learn singing acting, dancing and performance skills with this Summer Broadway Workshop.

Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-254-2151 • phoenixtheatre.com/engage-learn/summer-camp

Campers learn collaborative skills while putting together a different musical revue each week based on popular musicals and contemporary hits.

Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
Capitol Elementary School, 330 N 16th Ave, Phoenix. phxyouthcircus.org/summercamp

Ages 7-16. Join the circus this summer! At Phoenix Youth Circus Arts summer day camp, kids will learn juggling, balancing, acrobatics, aerial arts, and clowning.


School of Rock
Gilbert and Scottsdale. schoolofrock.com
Students will expand musical and life skills in a fun, hands-on environment. Most camps end with a live show performed by campers!

SHINE! Performing Arts Summer Camp
Tucson Girls Chorus, 4020 E River Rd., Tucson • tucsongirlschorus.org/shine

Learn songs from broadway, movies, and the radio, and put on a revue-style performance. Boys and girls ages 6-12. Two one-week sessions​ in June.


Stage Door Youth Theatre
Goodyear location TBA. 623-282-4552 • stagedooryouthaz.com

Ages 7-17. Students will learn about improvisation, pantomime, auditions, dancing, singing, memorization, a little bit of technical theater, and more.

StringPlay
602-999-3735 • stringplaycamp.com

Ages 12-18. Students will learn new tunes and skills through live online classes, participate in a community of like-minded students through discussions and games and develop the skills for a virtual end-of-camp jam session.

Summerworks Camp
10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria • 623-815-7930 • theaterworks.org/summer-works-camp

Ages 3-18. Theater Works summer theater camps offer something for all ages and skill levels, indulging just-for-fun campers and those who want to hone theater skills.


Stage Dreams Youth Theater
8542 W. Deer Valley Road, Peoria • 623-252-9001 • stagedreams.net

Grades K-12 build life skills — confidence, communication and collaboration — while building friendships through the arts.


The Be Kind People Project
bkpp.org/summer

Be Kind Summer Camp. Ages 5-13. Experience dance, visual arts, spoken word/song writing, digital arts, and more. Programs Valleywide.

Tutu School of Scottsdale
6969 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 165, Scottsdale. 602-734-9950 • tutuschoolscottsdale.com

Ages 3-8. Ballet, decorating costumes,  and history of ballet. Favorites include “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Firebird”, and “Cinderella”. No prior ballet experience required.

 

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     Tucson/Northern Arizona Camps    

 

Arts Express Theatre
5870 E Broadway Blvd #214, Tucson, AZ 85711 • 520-319-0400arts-express.org

This summer AETs Triple Threat Day Camps will produce TWO youth musicals. Young performers will also learn stagecraft and perform before a live audience. Ages 8-14. $300 a week for 4 weeks/total cost: $1200 per session (with a 15% discount before 3/31/22)

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. June 6– June 30. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Jr. July 5 to July 29. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Ballet Rincon Academy of Dance
10544 E. Seven Generations Way Tucson, Arizona 85747 • 520-574-2804ballet-rincon.com

Summer Intensive: (Advanced & Primary Training Level 1-10). June 13 – July 1.
Designed to give dancers immersion-level camp training, giving each student a fun, tailor-made way to help them jump start their upcoming dance season, each Program offers the developmentally-designed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) National Training Curriculum® with *multi-discipline content, virtual dance company experience for our Advanced Training Level 6-10 students. (*Level appropriate content may include jazz, modern, repertory, and body conditioning.)

Summer Preschool Programs. June 13- July 1.

  • PreSchool Movement Workshop. Ages 3-4. A series designed around a central theme and made to enhance gross motor skills and freestyle movement.
  • Preschool Fairy Tale Ballet Workshop. Ages 4-5. This magical young children’s program features BR’s comprehensive PreBallet curriculum instruction intertwined with cherished classical ballet stories. Using the structure of the classical ballet class combined with the fantasy of fairy tales, basic ballet steps and French ballet terms are developed naturally within the young dancer’s vocabulary. In addition, this workshop includes fairy tale story time and pantomime, creative choreography and themed projects.

Drama Kids International
Northwest Tucson, 3301 W. Overton Road • East Tucson, 6188 E Pima Street • Rita Ranch Area, 9400 S Atterbury Wash Way • 520-304-2876dramakids.com

Drama Kids’ extensive and comprehensive curriculum was designed by educators, and is the result of more than 35 years of experience and continuous development. While kids are learning and developing new creative thinking styles and skills, they are also developing other important life skills, including public speaking. ALL Drama Kids Tucson summer camps are guaranteed to be both educational and FUN!


Dance Force
Foothills: 5445 N Kolb Rd #123 Tucson, AZ 85750 • Foothills@danceforce-1.com520-577-7100
Eastside: 7355 S Hougton Rd #111 Tucson, AZ 85747 • Erin@danceforce-1.com520-207-7592
danceforce-1.com

Summer Day Camps. Prepaid tuition is required.
Princess Camp. June 27-30 & July 25-28
Encanto Dance Camp. June 27-30 & July 11-14
Sing Dance Camp. July 18-21
Cheer & Pom Camp. July 25-28
Christmas in July Days. July 15, 22, 29
Flippin Fridays. July 15, 22, 29


Gaslight Music Hall Summer Theatre Kids Camp
Ages 6-16. Camp includes daily musical instruction and activities, lunch, and an end of camp performance. Camp hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-3 p.m and performances are on Saturdays at 10 a.m, 11:30 a.m, or 1 p.m. 2 week session/$475. Glee camp price/$275.

Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley
13005 N Oracle Rd #165, Tucson gaslightmusichall.com/kids-camp

Session #1, 5/30-6/10. Rock Around the Clock. (Ages 10-16)

Session #2, 6/12-6/24. All New Gaslight’s Got Talent!  (Ages 6-10)

Session #3, 6/26-7/1. Glee Camp Show Choir (Ages 10-16)

Gaslight Theatre in Tucson
7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson
thegaslighttheatre.com/kids-camp

SESSION #1, 6/12 – 6/24. The Addam’s Family (Ages 8-11)

SESSION #2, 6/26 – 7/08. The Addam’s Family (Ages 12-16)

SESSION #3, 7/10 – 7/15. Glee Camp Show Choir (Ages 10-16)

SESSION #4, 7/17 – 7/29. All New Gaslight’s Got Talent! (Ages 6-10)


Kids Unlimited
6066 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704 • 520-293-1225Kustudiostucson@gmail.comkustars.com

Singing, Dancing, Acting and Audition Prep. All Inclusive Performing Arts School.
Encanto: June 20-24. Ages 7-17. 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. $200.
Arendelle and Beyond:​ June 27-July. Ages 3-7. 9 a.m.to Noon. $125.
Skill building for Acting, Singing, Dancing. & Audition Prep: June 27 – July 1. Ages 8-17. 1 to 4 p.m. $125.
Contemporary Broadway Workshop: July 11-15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8-17. $200.


Quest for Education and Arts
7570 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704 • 520-818-8064questforeducationandarts.com/summer2022

Summer Fine Arts Camp. June 6th – July 8th. Ages 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & Ages 7-18 from 9a.m. – 3p.m., Time Travel campers, will travel the decades and explore centuries past with famous artists and learn to navigate modern day graphic designs through the digital arts program.  $2000 ($250 off with code: SFAEARLY through May 21st).


The Circus Academy of Tucson
400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705 • 928-814-9637info@circusacademytucson.comcircusacademytucson.com/camps

Youth Circus Camp. June 6-July 15. Ages 7-15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $250.
Advance Circus Camp. July 18 – July 29. Ages 10-17. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $500.


Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
5770 E. Pima Street, Tucson, AZ 85712 • 520-296-6277tabc@boyschorus.orgboyschorus.org

June 13-17. A week of adventure, including singing, rodeo roping, acting, stagecraft, and much more. Our camp is offered in two sessions based on age with three half days of camp, and two full days. Camp locations include the TABC Chorus Hall, Reid Park, and a local theatre. $199. $169 for current Chorus families. ($160 if registered before April 30). Family and referral discounts available.

Rover Session. Boys aged 6-9. Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday – Friday 9 a.m.- to 4 p.m.

Adventurer Session. Boys aged 10-14. Monday – Wednesday Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday – Friday 9 a.m.- to 4 p.m.


Tucson Girls Chorus
TGC Central, 4020 E River Rd (River & Alvernon) • 520-577-6064info@tucsongirlschorus.org •  tucsongirlschorus.org/shine

Shine! Performing Arts Summer Camp. Sing, dance, and perform! Shine is an in-person day camp, with protocols in place for safety. Boys and girls ages 6-12. Each week features different material. Sign up for one or both weeks! Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-off as early as 8:30 am. $290/week. Sibling, multi-week, and early bird discounts available!​ ​Week One: June 6-10. FULL! Waiting List Only. Week Two: June 13-17.


Viva Performing Arts Dance Studio
4563 S. Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85714 • 520-544-9543vivaperformingarts@gmail.com • vivaperformingarts.com

Offering dance instruction in Mexican Folklorico, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz & Tap. Ages 3 to young adult and all levels of experience. Viva is committed to immersing students in Tucson’s strong and beautiful Hispanic culture.


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