Songs For a New World

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams… and a soulless marriage.

Auditions:
July 22nd from 1pm to 5pm

Rehearsals:
July 30th – August 7th, Mon – Fri from 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Preview:
August 8th at 7pm

Performances:
August 9th, 10th and 11th

Cost:
$425

Director:
Megan Kelly Bates

Summer Ballet Intensive Prep Course with Robyn Henderson Keller

Get in shape for your Summer Intensives!

Summer intensives can be a big shock when making the switch from five classes a week to five a day.

To get the most out of a summer intensive, you need to arrive prepared and in shape! This four week course will provide dancers with intense ballet training meant to take your technique and musicality to the next level. Dancers will be working with artistic director and former soloist Robyn Henderson Keller, on technique, pointe and variations. Dancers will also have the opportunity to train with live accompaniment in our state of the art dance studio.

Fine tune your body strategically with our summer intensive prep course.

Ages: 13+ years
Cost: $45 per day / $220 per week / $875 for complete summer course
Dates/Times: June 6th – June 29th, Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Immerse yourself in the glittering world of Broadway and get ready to shine.

This summer, DAMPA has partnered with Straight From New York (SFNY) to provide our talented musical theatre students a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with and study under some of Broadway’s top stars! Our Broadway Bootcamp will catapult students to the next level and push them toward their fullest potential — all while exploring and having a blast in the heart of NYC!

These lucky students will have the chance to go behind the scenes of some of the most popular Broadway shows and work one on one with the actors who star in them. Through a specialized series of master classes, rehearsals, and private lessons designed exclusively for DAMPA, students will be immersed in the world of Broadway. To top off this incredible experience, students will be given the opportunity to interview one on one with a Broadway casting director!

Only 10 students will be accepted to join us in this life changing experience! Don’t miss your chance – reserve your spot TODAY! Call 214.965.8324 for more details.

Ages: 10+ Years
Dates: June 4 – June 7
Location: New York City, NY

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name… or so he tells her.

Ages: 12+ years
Cost: $695
Audition Date: 7/22 from 1pm – 5pm
Rehearsal Dates Dates: 7/23 to 8/3 from 3:30p to 8:30pm, M-F
Tech Rehearsals: 8/6 to 8/8 from 4:30pm to 9pm
Performances: 8/9 at 7pm, 8/10 at 7pm, 8/11 at 2pm and 7pm, 8/12 at 2pm

Directed by Megan Kelly Bates

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Musical Theatre Camp

If your child loves acting, singing, and dancing, then DAMPA’s Musical Theatre Day Camp is the perfect fit! Over the course of 10 days, your child will cover the basics of acting, singing, dancing and stage performance. Students will work on building confidence in themselves and their performance skills in a friendly and comfortable environment, all taught by our fun, highly qualified and super talented instructors.

Ages: 6 to 8 years and 8 to 10 years
3 Sessions – Each Session is 2 weeks, M-F
Session 1: 6/18 to 6/29 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 7/9 to 7/20 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $400

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Brushes and Beats – Music and Art Camp

Get ready to move, grove and get crafty! Just right for the aspiring artist, this camp combines music and art in a fun and friendly environment. The art portion typically consists of guided painting, oil pastels, some cut & paste, and even sculpture. During the music portion, Mr. Jake leads students with his guitar playing classic and classic rock/pop tunes.…FUN FUN FUN!!!

Ages: 4 to 7 years
3 Sessions – Each Session is 1 week, M-F
Session 1: 6/18 to 6/22 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 7/9 to 7/13 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 3: 7/23 to 7/27 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $275

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Summer Strummers Beginner Guitar Camp

Rockstars in the making learn the basis of shredding on the guitar in our Summer Strummers Guitar Camp. Learn the basics of reading music, paying the guitar, and learn some of your favorite pop and rock tunes too!
Ages: 7 to 12 years

2 Sessions – Each Session is 1 week, M-F
Session 1: 6/18 to 6/22 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2: 7/23 to 7/27 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $275

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

We Got the Beat! Drum Camp

Calling all drummers! DAMPA’s We Got the Beat Camp is just for your. Aspiring drummers focus on reading music, learning their way around a drum kit, and learn to play some of their favorite songs.

Ages: 8 to 12 years
Dates: 7/23 to 7/27 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $275

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Improv Through Play

Little actors will be guided by our AMAZING improv and acting instructors in the art of improvisational acting. Children will learn to take a situation and make it real without a script, all while doing exercises and activities that encourage imagination and story making.

Ages: 5 to 7 years
Dates: 6/18 to 6/22 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $275

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Highly Anticipated Jeff Swearingen Production

Jeff Swearingen returns to DAMPA to direct a surprise production to be announced soon after a successful run off Broadway with his play Stiff. Swearingen was voted Best Theatre Teacher 2016

Revenge of the Space Pandas

Ages: 8+ years
Cost: $695
Audition Date: 7/21 from 12pm to 5pm
Rehearsal Dates Dates: 7/30 to 8/10 from 11pm to 3pm, M-F
Tech Rehearsals: 8/13 to 8/15 from 4:30pm to 9pm
Performances: 8/16 at 7pm, 8/17 at 7pm, 8/18 at 2pm and 7pm, 8/19 at 2pm

Binky Rudich, his friend Viv, and his almost human sheep Bob tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, “Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth and we would spin off.” And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas. The excitement really begins when the Supreme Ruler commands that Bob be brought to him, never again to leave Goolagong, and he steals the two-speed clock just to make sure. Only a very serious playwright could produce such an insane comedy!

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Two Week Ballet/Jazz/Tap Summer Workshop

For two weeks, dancers will be immersed in the world of ballet, jazz and tap. Students will work on technique, repertoire, improvisation and movement styles that are necessary tools for every dancer. This intense, hands-on two weeks of training will provide dancers with the insights, improvisational skills and creative tools that are needed by the most sought-after companies today.

Ages: 12+ Years
Dates: July 9 – July 20 (Mon – Fri) from 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $400

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Jazz/Ballet Combo Class

This class combines ballet and jazz for teens ages 12 and up. Dancers will work on developing jazz and ballet techniques which will focus on strength, coordination and controlled body movement. In addition, dancers will be learning important foundational elements of ballet and jazz to include grace, poise, posture and musicality.

Ages:
12+ years old

Instructors:
Robyn Henderson Keller

Dates:
June 12th – July 19 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm

Cost:
$360 for a 6-week pass
$240 for a 4-week pass
$120 for 2-week course
$60 for 1-week course

*All semester courses are non-refundable.

Adult Tap

Classes focus on technique and musicality and are supplemented by a wide variety of musical genres. Beginner students will be exposed to the basic elements of tap in a fun and energetic learning environment.

Ages: 18+ years old
Dates: June 7th – August 16th (Thursdays) from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $20 / Class

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Hip Hop

The hip hop class will be an intensive training opportunity taught by hip hop sensation Vivian Ralena Williams. Students will learn hip hop choreography while working on performance and endurance.

Ages: 9+ years old
Dates: June 5th – August 14th (Tuesdays) from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $250

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Earn Your Stripes – Jack White Guitar Workshop

Want to shred like Jack White? Come and earn your stripes in our Jack White/White Stripes focused guitar workshop.

Dates: June 19 – June 21st
Times: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $200

*Please note that all Summer Camp Enrollments are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after purchase has been completed.

Rock Band Class

Has your child been playing an instrument and is ready to take the next step and start rocking out with a band? Are you tired of the limited options in school music programs? You know, boring instruments, no cool music and with limited performance opportunities. If your child is ready to ROCK then you should participate in our Rock Band. Apply the skills you’ve learned in your private lessons while rehearsing weekly with your fellow students, all under the guidance our one of our experienced instructors.

If you are not already a student at Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts, please send an audition tape of you performing your best, preferably solo, 16-32 bars of a song. You can email the video directly or a video link (like YouTube) to makemusic@dallasacademyofmusic.com.

Ages: 13-17 years
Instructors: Ryan Fitzgerald
Dates: June 11th – August 13th (Mondays)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $400 / Semester

*All summer courses are non-refundable.

Jazz Band

Learn improvisation and jazz ensemble playing the way it was meant to be learned, by playing with others and under the guidance of an experienced mentor. We will focus on rhythm section playing, soloing, learning jazz standards and the jazz vocabulary, swing and blues feels as well as more contemporary forms of jazz.

If you are not already a student at Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts, please send an audition tape of you performing your best, preferably solo, 16-32 bars of a song. You can email the video directly or a video link (like YouTube) to makemusic@dallasacademyofmusic.com.

Ages: 12-17 years
Instructors: David Brown
Dates: June 13th – August 15th (Wednesdays)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $400 / Semester

*All summer courses are non-refundable.

The Funkadelic Fish

This class merges the love of music with physical energy. Kids, or as we like to call them, Funkadelic Fish, will learn rhythms, counting, and singing while also taking time to dance, hop, move, shake and laugh. The curriculum focuses on classic children songs but also introduces some current pop tunes to dance to. The kids will play with balls and parachutes while learning whole, half, and quarter notes. Get ready for drum circles and tambourine play. Mr. Jake will play songs on the guitar, ukulele, and mandolin! Each warm-up will be fun, physical, and is geared at teaching conducting and time signatures. This class is designed to work the brain and the body, stomping rhythms with your feet and conducting with your hands, and shaking your body while exercising your vocal chords!

Ages: 3-5 years
Dates: June 13th – August 15th (Wednesdays)
Instructors: Jake Nice
Time: 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $215 / Semester

*All summer courses are non-refundable.

Music, Mommy, and Me

At DAMPA, your baby is introduced to the joy of making music with his/her mom, dad, or caretaker. Babies play with simple instruments, such as maracas, bells, and sticks, along with songs and rhymes. Rhythmic movement nurtures the child’s musical instincts! They have fun interacting with other children while playing with music instruments.

Ages: 0-18 months
Instructors: Robin Korevaar
Dates: June 13th – August 15th (Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Cost: $90 / Semester

*All summer courses are non-refundable.

Tap Workshops

Come to our fun tap workshop to prepare for the DAMPA’s upcoming Tap Company Auditions.

Dress Code: Tap Shoes, Black Leotard or Tank Top (no logos), Black yoga pants/dance pants, Hair pulled back off neck and face
Ages: Ages 9 & up
Dates: June 27th and August 22nd
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $20

*All summer courses are non-refundable.