2021 Performing Arts Camps

“Clowns.” Photo courtesy of Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
Listings are continuously being updated for 2021 based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire.
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CHANDLER


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

Musical Theatre Camp. Ages 7-14. A creative and engaging musical theater and circus arts camp taught by professional staff. Campers learn about auditioning, stage blocking, character analysis, and the focus required to memorize lines, songs, and choreography. Culminates in a produced performance on one of the Center’s stages. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 7-25 ($575), June 28-July 2 ($225), July 5-9 ($225) Registration fee includes T-shirt and video link to performance. After care available until 4:30 for additional $10/day.

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. July 12-23; extended care available. $250-$450.


GILBERT


Center Stage Academy
2335 S. Lindsay Road, Suite 102-A, Gilbert
480-370-1784 • centerstage.academy
Musical Theater Summer Camps. Ages 5-18. Vocal training, singing activities, acting coaching, improv activities, casting and scripting, theater jazz choreography, end-of-week production. Half-day and full-day sessions weekly June 7-26. $135-$195; discounts for siblings and early registration.


MESA



East Valley Children’s Theatre
4501 E. Main St., Mesa
480-756-3828evct.org
Ages 5-17. Musical Theater Camp builds teamwork and skills in singing, dancing and acting. Theatre Workshops focuses on performance skills and techniques, and collaboration. Imagination Theatre Camp is an introduction to performing on stage, listening, focusing, acting and movement skills. Four Day Actor Intensive emphasizes techniques and skills in acting. Masks are required of staff and children; limited enrollment and smaller-than-usual activity groups. Face shields will be provided for participants along with 6×6-foot social-distancing designations and staggered lunches. Only participants and staff are allowed in the building during camp sessions. Half- and full-day options June 1-July 16. $200-$330/session; extended care available.

Metropolitan Youth Symphony
977 E. Broadway Road, Mesa
480-456-9501azmys.org
Ages 8-17 (open to all). Orchestra ensembles, band ensemble, music electives: theory, guitar, jazz combo, ukelele, composition, Yoga for Musicians, Movement in Music, and more. Half- and full-day sessions June 21-25. $160-$260.


PHOENIX


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. Also offers online options featuring fun, interactive 45-minute sessions with a 15-minute guided break (Music in the Movies, Rock N’ Roll Will Never Die, We’ve Got the Beat).


Phoenix Youth Circus Arts
Emerson Elementary School
915 E Palm Lane, Phoenix
480-444-8617 • phxyouthcircus.org/summercamp2021
Ages 7-16. Campers work with experienced teacher/artists in small groups of seven or less to learn circus skills including stilt-walking, unicycling, tight-wire, rolling globe, and rola-bola; juggling with rings, balls, clubs, flower sticks, diabolos, poi and hula-hooping; aerial silks, lyra, and trapeze; tumbling and mini-trampoline; and clowning. They will try all skills during the first part of the week and then choose which skill they want to perform in a final show featuring their own acts. Full-day sessions June 7-18. $225/week; discount for siblings and multiple weeks.


Valley Youth Theatre
602-253-8188 • vyt.com
All Stars Camp. Ages 5-8. A magical, virtual adventure. Explore themes from the Wild West to the bottom of the ocean through storytelling, song, crafts, creative drama, and more. Limited to 10 students per weekly session. 10-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday June 7-July 23. $175/week.
Virtual Performing Arts Camp. Ages 9 and up. Daily virtual dance, acting, and music classes with VYT professional teaching artists and an online social lunch each day so students can connect and communicate. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday June 7-July 23. $375.

Arizona School of Classical Ballet
20820 N. 25th Place, Suite 100-112, Phoenix

602-494-3400 • azballet.com
Ballet Summer Intensive. Ages 3-18. Ballet technique, pointe class, character dance, flamenco dance, contemporary dance, jazz, musical theater classes, ballet history. Half-day sessions 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week June 1-18.

Art and Sol Performing Arts
Crossroads Church
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. All students will be cast in “Aladdin, Jr.” and will perform a professional show at the end of the week. Full-day program June 1-18. $225.

Dance Theater West
3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
602-840-3883 • dancetheaterwest.com
Classical Intensive: Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding. Ages 11-18 with at least three years’ classical ballet training. Ballet, pointe, partnering, choreography, variations. 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. June 1-4 (performance and early release on Friday). $200.
Fairy Tale Ballet. Ages 7-10. 10 a.m.-noon June 1-4 (performance and early release on Friday). $125.
Musical Theater: Newsies. Ages 10-18. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, song, sign, and acting performance. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 7-11. $200.
Musical Theater: Mamma Mia. Ages 10-18. Ballet, jazz, contemporary, song, sign, and acting performance. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 14-18. $200.

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

Summer Harmonica. Infants-age 5 (with a grownup). Developmentally appropriate activities will include singing, dancing, creative movement, and instrument play, with silliness and lots of creativity. Weekly sessions in person and over Zoom. June 7-Aug. 9. $155 (includes an illustrated songbook, CD and digital download to be used in conjunction with the free “Hello Everybody” app).

Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-254-2151 • phoenixtheatre.com/engage-learn/summer-camp-2021
Little Playmakers. Ages 4-6. Campers use imaginative play to learn how to work together, create characters, and tell stories all while moving, dancing, singing, and having fun. Weekly half- and full-day sessions June 7-July 30. $169-$269.
Musical Theatre Camps. Ages 6-16 (grouped by age). Campers learn collaborative skills while putting together a different musical revue each week based on popular musicals and contemporary hits. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday June 7-July 30. $259/week, $479/two weeks (ages 13-17 only).
Master Classes. Ages 13-18 (by audition). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday June 7-11 and July 5-9 (Camera Ready! Acting for TV and Film), July 19-30 (Developing New Theatre), June 14-July 2 (Musical Theatre Intensive I: Audition Preparedness), July 12-July 30 (Musical Theatre Intensive II: Performance). $225-$749.


SCOTTSDALE



Do Re Me School of the Arts
Mountain View Church in Scottsdale
480-616-0888doremischool.com/summer-camp
Summer Company 2021. From Fine Arts Camp to Musical Theatre Camp, students will receive professional instruction in theater, music and dance. 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. Half- and full-day sessions July 5-24. Extended care available. $300-$750.

Art and Sol Performing Arts
Shepherd of the Desert Church
9590 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

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. All students will be cast in “Aladdin, Jr.” and will perform a professional show at the end of the week. Full-day program June 1-18. $225.

Desert Foothills Theater at Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale
480-488-1981 • dftheater.org/education-home
Musical Theater Summer Camp. Ages 5-8 and 9-14. Acting, singing, and dancing, ending with a performance. July 7-18 (“Aladdin”), June 21-July 2 (“Shrek”), July 12-16 (“Tangled”), July 19-23 (“Matilda”), July 26-30 (Lights Up! Comedy & Acting Camp). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care available. $250-$495.

Desert Stages Theatre
Location TBD
480-483-1664 • desertstages.org/summer-camp
Ages 5-12. Hands-on theatrical experience in a socially distant environment. Sessions cover auditions, staging, and choreography. A typical day includes voice, dance, acting, games, and arts and crafts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7-18 (Disney’s Frozen), June 21-July 2 (Disney’s The Jungle Book), July 5-16 (Seussical), July 19-30 (A Year with Frog and Toad). $425.

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

Ages 3-8. On any given day, campers will take ballet class, decorate costumes, learn the story of a famous ballet, or take part in a production of their own creation. Each camp sessions focuses on a different ballet story from the classical repertoire. Favorites include “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Firebird”, and “Cinderella”. No prior ballet experience required. Half-day sessions Monday-Friday July 5-30. $275/week.


TEMPE


Childsplay. Childsplay Academy. Ages 4-17. Musical theater, acting, stagecraft (behind the scenes), theme classes, improvisation, and more. Half-day sessions four or five days a week June 1-July 26. $71 and up (average $115/week). 480-921-5751 or childsplayaz.org/summer21

Chandler Children’s Choir at Tempe Preparatory Academy
1251 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
480-699-9846 • chandlerchildrenschoir.org/Summer-Academy
Summer Academy. Vocal instruction in a fun atmosphere. Each one-week session ends in a performance. 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 7-11 (grades 9-12), June 14-18 (grades 6-8), June 21-25 (grades 2-5). $65; discount for early registration.


VIRTUAL


The Be Kind People Project, summer camps, summer camp, leadership campThe Be Kind People Project
bkpp.org/summer
Be Kind Summer Camp. Ages 5-13. Experience dance, visual arts, spoken word/song writing, digital arts, live virtual interaction. Five-week half-day sessions beginning May 24 and June 28; one-week half-day session July 12-16. $66-$120. Programs Valleywide.

Rising Youth Theater with Phoenix Center for the Arts
602-254-3100 • phoenixcenterforthearts.org/summer-camp
Virtual Summer Art Camp. Ages 7-14 bring their “fandoms” to life using their own creative voices, with the support of professional artists during two-week Zoom sessions exploring visual art, theater, dance, creative writing, music, and more. Sessions will focus on stories and worlds that we love in pop culture while also connecting to bigger, more significant themes that validate a young person’s feelings, experiences, and identities. Culminates in a performance sharing and celebration. Two-week, half-day sessions Monday-Friday June 7-Aug. 6. $250-$300.


Valley Youth Theatre
602-253-8188 • vyt.com
All Stars Camp. Ages 5-8. A magical, virtual adventure. Explore themes from the Wild West to the bottom of the ocean through storytelling, song, crafts, creative drama, and more. Limited to 10 students per weekly session. 10-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday June 7-July 23. $175/week.
Virtual Performing Arts Camp. Ages 9 and up. Daily virtual dance, acting, and music classes with VYT professional teaching artists and an online social lunch each day so students can connect and communicate. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday June 7-July 23. $375.

Camp Broadway
asugammage.com
Camp Broadway Mainstage. Ages 10-17. Campers learn acting, scene study, improvisation, music theory, singing and dancing, while building self-esteem, teamwork skills, and creative potential. The five-day virtual camp, an adaptation of Camp Broadway’s signature Mainstage program, is open to all children, regardless of previous performing experience. 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25. $300. ASU Gammage is also offering a limited number of Camp Broadway Gerald Rosenbluth scholarships based on financial need and/or to families impacted financially by COVID-19.


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