2020 Performing Arts Camps


AZ Idol Superstars, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Arizona
AZ Idol Performing Arts Summer Camp

19021 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
602-558-5455 • scottsdaleconservatory.com
Ages 7-17

This is a fun-filled, performing arts camp for every skill level. Each camper will be part of an elaborate production and showcase each Friday. They will sing, act and dance in a whimsical parade, sharing their talents and skills with friends, families and the community. We perform all over the Valley and at Disneyland, and our Shooting Stars appeared on “America’s Got Talent.” May 25-July 31. $150/week.

COVID-19 update: Camps will take place as planned, with staff keeping everything sanitized and temperatures taken every morning.

Centrestage Dance, summer camp, performing arts, kids, Scottsdale, Arizona
Centrestage Dance Studio Summer Camp

7399 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Suite 102, Scottsdale
480-368-8788 • centrestagedancestudio.com
Ages 5-11

Welcome to one of the friendliest dance studios in Arizona! Our summer camp offers dance, tumbling, crafts, games, special guests and more. Four-day camp sessions offered June 1-July 23. $189/week full-day session, $95/week half-day, $50/day drop-in.

Verified May 15, 2020

Childsplay Theatre Academy, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Tempe, ArizonaChildsplay Theatre Academy
900 S. Mitchell Drive, Tempe • 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
480-921-5700 • childsplayaz.org/summer20
Ages 4-17

At Childsplay Theatre Academy, young people build confidence, develop performance skills and have fun all summer long — and now with ONLINE sessions! Every week our professional teaching artists craft lessons that ignite imaginations and foster a love for the performing arts, whether you’re at home or on our campus. Weekly sessions June 1-July 31. $75 and up/week.

Updated May 15, 2020

Desert Stages Theatre, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Scottsdale, Arizona

Desert Stages Theatre Summer Camp
7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 0586, Scottsdale
480-483-1664 • desertstages.org/summer-camp
Ages 6-12

Young actors receive hands-on theatrical experience in a non-competitive, fun environment. Each session covers all aspects of a musical production, including auditions, staging and choreography. A typical day includes voice, dance, acting, games, and arts and crafts. Sessions conclude with a free performance. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Each session concludes with a free enhanced video showcase performance for family and friends. Two-week sessions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session 1: Honk Jr. (June 15-26); Session 2: Gerry Cullity’s Cinderella (June 29-July 10); Session 3: Dear Edwina Jr. (July 13-July 24). $415/child; $390 for a second child or session; $100 non-refundable deposit.

COVID-19 update: New safety measures include staggering check-in and check-out times, checking all participants’ temperature upon arrival, conducting verbal health screenings of each participant, requiring all campers to wear masks upon arrival and all staff to wear masks for the duration of the camp session, ensuring all campers and staff maintain a six foot physical distance from each other, frequently disinfecting common areas and requiring routine hand washing and sanitizing throughout the day.

Do Re Mi School of the Arts, performing arts, summer camp, Scottsdale, Arizona, kids
Do Re Mi School of the Arts – Summer Company 2020
8050 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale
480-616-0888 • doremischool.com/summer-camp
Ages 4-18

From our Fine Arts Camp to our Musical Theatre Camp, students will receive professional instruction in theater, music and dance. Our three-week summer camp immerses students in a hands-on musical theater experience. From auditioning, learning the material, staging the show, and incorporating props, lights and costumes, the entire process happens in only 12 rehearsals. Each camp culminates with a full production of theater, song and dance. Join the Do Re Mi family this summer! July 6-July 25. $300-$750.

Updated May 15, 2020: Programs will continue as planned. We understand the uncertainty that the future holds in the coming months, which is why a deposit will no longer be due at the time of registration so you can feel safe and confident in securing your child’s spot.

East Valley Children's Theatre, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Mesa, Arizona

East Valley Children’s Theatre Workshop Camps will offer Virtual Camps and classes this summer.


Greasepaint for Youth Theatre, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Scottsdale, Arizona

Greasepaint Youtheatre Summer Camp
7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale
480-949-7529 • greasepaint.org
Ages 6-13

Campers learn to sing, dance, act, improvise and shine in every possible way on stage! Campers participate in a final showcase on the last day of each camp. One-, two- and three-week full-day camps June 1-July 31. $175/week.

June 2, 2020 update: Virtual camps will be held until at least June 15. We would love to hold camps in theater after that if possible; if not, we will modify remaining camps to be done virtually as well.

Master Ballet Academy, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Scottsdale, Arizona

Master Ballet Academy’s Ballet Summer School
7625 E. Redfield Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale
15795 N. 76th St., Scottsdale
602-996-8000 • masterballetacademy.com
Ages. 3-21

Fun, engaging classes for both beginners and those with ballet training; different levels based on age and skill. Our Ballet Summer School includes ballet, tumbling, acting, creative movement and more! Our studio also offers world-class training for ballet students ages 9 to professional. Full- and half-day camps June 8-July 24. Starting at $20 per day.

Updated May 15, 2020: On-site camps will be held as scheduled; staff has been trained in and will implement COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Phoenix Center for the Arts, performing arts, summer camp, kids, ArizonaSummer Break Camp at Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N Third St., Phoenix
602-254-3100 • phoenixcenterforthearts.org/camp
Ages 6-14

Phoenix Center for the Arts has partnered with Rising Youth Theatre to provide an an online Summer Arts Camp! We’ll be offering young people the opportunity to experience a wide variety of art forms in a creative, collaborative environment. This year’s camp is all about celebrating Fandoms.

Every week, your camper will pick up a Mystery Box containing all the camp supplies and surprises! The Mystery Box will be available for pickup outside the front doors of Phoenix Center for the Arts on the first Monday of the session. If you are unable to pick up the Mystery Box, a checklist of items your young person will need will be sent via the Guardian Packet. The Guardian Packet will also include information about how to connect to camp via Zoom, as well as guidelines for safety and behavior.

Two-week sessions June 15-July 31, 9 a.m. to noon. $250

Updated June 2, 2020

Phoenix Theatre Company Summer Camp, performing arts, master classes, summer camp, kids, Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix Theatre Company Virtual Theatre Classes
1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-889-7608 • phoenixtheatre.com/nextstages
Ages 4-17

The Phoenix Theatre Company has launched a new online-only theater education experience to give kids ages 4-17 a space to express themselves — all from the comfort and safety of their home. Classes for all experience levels will be taught by beloved artists in the local theater community. Subjects range from storytelling to vocal technique to puppetry. Classes are taught via Zoom. Families will be provided a private class link after purchase and will be able to access online sessions at class start time. During class, students can expect one-on-one time with their instructor as well as group activities will 10 – 15 other campers. Next Stages classes run hourly from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with plans to continue through the summer. Classes start at just $15. To learn more and to purchase a class visit phoenixtheatre.com/nextstages

Updated May 18, 2020

Phoenix Youth Circus Arts, summer camp, performing arts, summer camp, ArizonaPhoenix Youth Circus Arts Summer Day Camp
915 East Palm Lane Phoenix • 480-444-8617
Ages 7-15

Circus arts provide the ultimate blend of fitness, creativity, and fun! Campers learn juggling, balancing, acrobatics, aerial arts, and clowning. Each Monday- Friday session concludes with a show. Kids can attend one, two, or all three sessions. Every kid regardless of age, gender, background, or body type finds things they love to do and share with others. Campers learn from experienced coaches in small groups and surprise and delight themselves with what they can do! June 1-19. $200 per week. Discounts for multiple weeks and multiple children.

June 2, 2020 update: Summer camp scheduled for June has been cancelled. The situation is still too unstable to have an in-person camp this June. The school district will not have any activities on its campuses in June and so even if we wanted to do a camp – there would be no where to hold it. We may be doing summer programs of a more limited nature as artists-in-residence for other camp programs – and we look forward to being back next summer in full health and circus strong!

School of Rock, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Arizona

School of Rock/Rock 101 Camp
Scottsdale: 13610 N. Scottsdale Road
Ahwatukee/Phoenix: 4645 E. Chandler Blvd.
Gilbert: 885 E. Warner Road
480-483-7625 • schoolofrock.com
Ages 7-12

Want to play in a band onstage? Our Rock 101 camp is designed for beginners with little to no experience. Students will explore their instruments through a set of rock songs in a live band setting. Our nurturing environment makes this the perfect camp for budding musicians. Students will work on songs Monday through Friday and the camp will culminate in a performance. No experience or instruments needed; we’ll bring the stage to you! Full-day camps, Scottsdale: June 15-19 and July 20-24; Phoenix/Ahwatukee: June 8-12 and July 13-17; Gilbert: July 6-10. $500/week.

Spotlight Youth Theatre, performing arts, summer camp, kids, Glendale, Arizona

Spotlight Youth Theatre
10620 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale
623-332-7201 • spotlightyouththeatre.org
Ages 8-16

We plan two summer camps to be offered with limited registrations. The minimum age has been raised to 8 in order to make physical distancing practical.

Campers will learn shows, then perform for family and friends! Beginners and all skill levels welcome. Two-week sessions July 6-17 (“Snow Queen II: A Frozen Tale”) and July 20-31 (Newzzzies: “Sleep Squad” vs. “Team No Sleep.”) $325/session plus $25 registration fee (includes a camp T-shirt).

Updated May 26, 2020

acting classes, Arizona, kids, teens
Stage Dreams Youth Theater
North Phoenix Area
623-252-9001 • stagedreams.net
Grades K-8

COVID-19 update: SDYT’s Summer 2020 Zoomtastic Series will be workshop-style virtual classes where all students will work on a scene and learn acting tips and tricks that can be applied to any performance venue — either virtual or live! Each performer will be assigned a short scene in a small group that will be performed for families, Zoom-style, at the end of the week. Students also will work in a small group setting with the vocal director on a short song for future use in an audition or recital setting.

  • Zoomtastic Fairy Tales: 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 8-12)  and 1-2:30pm (ages 12-18) June 22-26. $100.
  • Zoomtastic Pirate Skits: 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 8-12)  and 1-2:30pm (ages 12-18) July 6-10. $100.
  • We are currently planning for a two-week virtual class beginning July 13th that will be a full “Zoomsical” as well, so check out our website our social media for the most current information.

Theater Works, performing arts, kids, summer camp, Peoria, Arizona

Theater Works SummerWorks Camps
10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria
623-815-7930 • theaterworks.org/summer-works-camp/
Ages 3-18

Theater Works SummerWorks Online classes are the perfect summer activity for kids who love theater. There are classes for all ages and skill levels, indulging the just-for-fun campers and those who want to hone their theater skills. The Zoom-based classes and programs will be taught by professional, skilled teaching artists and include development of online productions, dance choreography, script analysis for teens, lessons about Greek theater and myths and developing improvisational skills. Various sessions June 15-July 30. $60-$240.

Updated June 5, 2020

Valley Youth Theatre, performing arts, summer camp, Phoenix, Arizona

Valley Youth Theatre – Musical Theatre Camp
525 N. First St., Phoenix
602-253-8188 x302 • vyt.com
Ages 5 and up

Valley Youth Theatre has adapted its summer camp programming for the virtual space, offering fun, interactive camps for ages 5 and up.

  • Virtual All Stars Summer Camp (ages 5-8) offers a magical, virtual adventure each week, exploring the wildest jungle to the reaches of outer space through story telling, songs, crafts, creative drama and more. Children will learn to communicate, work as a team, build self-confidence, and fuel their passion for the performing arts. Limited to 7 students per week. One-week sessions on various themes, 10-11:30 a.m. daily, June 1-July 24. $175/week.
  • Virtual Musical Theatre Summer Camp (ages 9+) will take daily, virtual performing arts classes with VYT’s professional teaching artists. When students register, they will choose a focus (music, dance or acting) and work in groups to create originals works to be showcased (virtually) on the last day of camp. Two-week sessions, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily, June 15-26 or July 13-24. $375/session.

Learn more at vyt.com/education/musical-theatre-camps

Updated May 22, 2020


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