WINTER AND SPRING CLASSES AND CAMPS

 

 Grade Levels: Enroll your child in the camp marked for their grade. Children are grouped by grade levels so we may appropriately serve their developmental needs.

 

The symbol denotes a Creative Drama class. Please refer to Winter and Spring Class home page for a full description of Creative Drama.

 

THE DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE AND ART CENTER PRESENT:                       

A Bad Case of Stripes

Grades 1-3

4:30-5:45 PM, Thursdays, Feb. 1 – April 26 (No class on Mar. 8 & 15)

Feb. 1, Feb. 8 & Feb. 15 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse

Feb. 22, Mar. 1, & Mar. 22 at the Des Moines Art Center

Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 19 & 26 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse

$155 Subscribers of Art Center or Playhouse/$165 Non-subscribers

I knew the real you was in there somewhere!

Based on the book by David Shannon, about standing up to peer pressure and being yourself. Start at the Playhouse, learning the story and rehearsing the script. Then, move to the Art Center and create the things needed, such as backdrops and props, to help tell the story. Finally, return to the Playhouse to polish your play. Parents are invited on the last day of class for a special showcase!

 

SPECTRUM STORIES

Ages 6-18

Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 PM, Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Mar. 24, April 7

$5.00 per session

Join us for an exciting day of drama! Come to one session or come to all! Open to any student, Spectrum Stories is specifically designed to provide drama experiences that best support the development of pretend play, social interaction and non-verbal communication. Each session is carefully designed to enhance creative expression of spectrum youth while supporting the profile marker needs of each participant. Developed with the guidance of Professor Gretta Berghammer of the University of Northern Iowa, and the Sturgis Youth Theatre, Spectrum Stories uses story, music and art to bring imagination to life! Pre-registration online at dmplayhouse.com is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome!

 

 

THE DES MOINES PLAYHOUSE AND ART CENTER PRESENT: Descendants

Grades 4-6

4:30-5:45 PM, Thursdays, Feb. 1-April 26 (No class on Mar. 8 & 15)          

Feb. 1, Feb. 8 & Feb. 15 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse

Feb. 22, Mar. 1, & Mar. 22 at the Des Moines Art Center

Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12 Apr. 19 & Apr. 26 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse

$155 Subscribers of Art Center or Playhouse/$165 Non-subscribers

Based on the series about being yourself and choosing your own path. Start at the Playhouse, learning the story and rehearsing the script. Work on performance basics such as character development, vocal projection and diction. Then, move to the Art Center and create the things needed, such as props and backdrops, to help tell the story. Finally, return to the Playhouse to polish the scenes. Parents are invited on the last day of class for a special showcase!

 

SPRING 2018

SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS

A Whole New World    

Grades 1-2

9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Mar. 14-16

$145 Subscribers/$155 Non-Subscribers

Fly me, fly me, fly me high, Magic Carpet to the skyTake me, take me, take me do, on an adventure ride with you!  Jump on your magic flying carpets and fly all over the world!  There will be fairy tales in Europe, tall tales in the United States, folk tales in Africa and more!  We’ll explore these and other stories through creative drama, role playing and lots of hands-on activities.

Students will also attend a final dress rehearsal of Aladdin KIDS on Friday afternoon.        

Students must bring a sack lunch and a snack to class each day. Before care starting at 7:30 AM. After care is not available for spring break workshops.

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list. 

 

PERFORMANCE ACADEMY: Aladdin KIDS 

                                                    

Aladdin Kids Cast List 2018

Grades 3-8
9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Mar. 12-15

9:00 AM-5:30 PM, Mar. 16

Additional performance on Mar. 17 at 1pm

Auditions, 4:00-6:00 PM, Mar. 9

$250 Subscribers/$260 Non-subscribers
There’s a “Whole New World” at the Playhouse over spring break, and we want YOU to be a part of it, in this 35-minute adaptation of the Disney classic, complete with all of your favorite songs and characters! Enrollment guarantees a part in the play. Auditions will be held from 4-6pm on Friday, Mar. 9, to determine role assignment. All students enrolled must attend auditions. Performances are 5:00 PM, Friday, Mar. 16, and 1:00 PM, Saturday, Mar. 17. Each student receives 2 complimentary tickets to the performance of his or her choice. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each through the education department or online at dmplayhouse.com beginning Mar. 1. Seating is general admission.

Students must bring a sack lunch and a snack to class each day. Before care starting at 7:30 AM. After care is not available for spring break workshops.

Aladdin KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 541-4684, Fax: (212) 397-4684, www.MTIShows.com.

 This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list. 

 

BROADWAY BABIES

Kindergarten-Grade 1

Saturdays, 9:15-10:15 AM*

Mar. 24 – Apr. 28

$68 Subscribers/$78 Non-Subscribers

Children explore singing and movement in this fun, creative introduction to musical theatre.  We’ll have a show and share with family and friends on the final day of class.*

*April 28 class time only is 10:15am-11:45am due to final showcase. The showcase on April 28th will be at 11am.

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list. 

 

BROADWAY BOUND

Grades 2-3

Saturdays, 9:45 – 11:45 AM

Mar. 24 – Apr. 28

$146 Subscribers/$156 Non-Subscribers

Sing and dance!  Learn Broadway show tunes and add beginning choreography in a fun yet professional atmosphere. Present a musical revue showcase for family and friends during the final class.*

*Showcase on April 28th at 11am

 

BROADWAY STARS

Grades 4-6

Saturdays, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Mar. 24 – Apr. 28

$186 Subscribers/$196 Non-Subscribers

Learn Broadway show tunes and scenes that come alive with choreography and acting technique. Present a musical revue for family and friends during the final class.*

*Showcase on April 28th at 11am

 

BEGINNING TAP                                                                                                          

Teens and Adults

7:00-8:00 PM, Tuesdays, Mar. 20-Apr. 24

$55 Subscribers/$65 Non-Subscribers

A course for those who have not taken tap, or would like a refresher, taught by veteran Playhouse actor and teaching artist, Mark Morrison.

 

INTERMEDIATE TAP                                                                         

Teens and Adults

8:00-9:00 PM, Tuesdays, Mar. 20-Apr. 24

$55 Subscribers/$65 Non-Subscribers

Learn a challenging routine choreographed and taught by Playhouse teaching artist Mark Morrison. This is a course designed especially for those comfortable with the basics of tap and who have studied for at least one year.   


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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