Arts & Entertainment

Valley High School Dance Team 2018-19 Tryouts

Date
Mar. 2 - 4:30 pm
Location
Valley High School Field House
Event For
Grades 9-12 (2018-19 school year)
Organization
Valley Dance Team
Contact
Coach Paige Meredith
Information
Interested in joining Valley Dance Team for the 2018-19 school year? Attend the information meeting Feb. 25, the mandatory clinic March 1, and tryouts March 2. The clinic will include a warm-up, pom/jazz routine, and review of required technical skills. Tryout Attire: solid black tank, black shorts, hair in bun, and jazz shoes.

Class Act Productions Presents “The Sound of Music”

Date
Mar. 4 - 2:45 pm
Location
Class Act Productions Community Theatre, 201 1st Ave. S., Altoona, IA 50009
Cost
$10 students, $15 adults, $12 seniors
Organization
CAP Theatre
Contact
Melissa Grooters, Board President
Phone
515-967-7950
Information
Performances Feb. 16-18, 23-25, March 2-4. The first three notes are DO-RE-MI… Escape to the mountains and the wonderful story of Maria, the Captain, and the precious von Trapp children. The cast of 28 actors from age 7 to 16 bring to life the inspirational musical for families of all ages!

Choreography Workshop: Elements of Dance, Composition, and Production

Date
Mar. 16 - 9:00 am
Location
Des Moines Onstage, 2124 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
middle school students
Cost
$65
Organization
Tandem Theatre and Dance
Contact
Benjamin Rethmeier
Phone
515-979-4655
Information
If you make up your own dances and want to perform, then listen! Whether you are an experienced dancer or someone who only recently considered a dance class, this experience offers you a chance to practice making interesting and meaningful dances in a playful and curious way!

Special Egg Event

Date
Mar. 24 - 3:00 pm
Location
Valley Stadium, 4440 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
Event For
students with special needs and their families
Cost
Free
Organization
Journey Church
Contact
Annie Novak Clough
Phone
515-865-2928
Information
The Special Egg Event is a free Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and their families. Join us at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. Enjoy food, carnival games, activity areas, and egg hunts that are designed for your child on March 24 at 3 p.m. Register early and get a T-shirt!

Des Moines Community Playhouse Winter and Spring Classes

Date
Mar. 26
Location
Des Moines Community Playhouse, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
Preschool, elementary, and middle school students
Organization
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact
Robin Spahr
Phone
515-974-5365
Information
Theatre classes for preschool through middle school at the Des Moines Playhouse.

Join the Iowa Youth Chorus

Date
Apr. 1 - 11:30 am
Event For
Grades K-12
Cost
$190-$400 for the semester (scholarships available)
Organization
Iowa Youth Chorus
Contact
John Cook
Phone
515-262-8312
Information
The Iowa Youth Chorus has over 35 years of experience making choral music with the kids of Central Iowa. Singers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to join us! We have multiple sites on multiple nights so you can choose the one that works best for your family. All are welcome!

West Des Moines Writes: A Community Poetry Contest and Reading

Date
Apr. 12
Location
West Des Moines Library
Event For
All ages
Organization
West Des Moines Library
Contact
Jenna Ehler
Phone
515-222-3415
Information
A poetry contest culminating in a live reading at the library. Submissions accepted February 1-28; winners will be invited to read their work at the library on April 12.

Des Moines Art Center 2018 Summer Programming

Date
Jun. 6
Location
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
Event For
ages 5-15
Organization
Des Moines Art Center
Information
Students will get creative in a collaborative, fun environment. Museum visits are incorporated into the curriculum to ensure a comprehensive educational experience.