Arts & Entertainment

Des Moines Social Club Summer Camps

Date
Jun. 1
Location
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Event For
all students
Cost
Varies per camp
Organization
Des Moines Social Club
Contact
Monica De Melo Dreasher
Phone
515-369-3672
Information
Ensure a fun summer! Des Moines Social Club is offering a variety of arts-related summer camps, including: Cooking for Kids, Baking for Kids, Young Writers, Teen Theatre Intensive, Cirque du Social Club, Build a Band, Young Artists Studio, and Intro. to Theatre.

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.

Summer Strings

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Indian Hills Junior High School, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive
Event For
Grades 5-9
Cost
$95
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
Students will participate in orchestra rehearsals, musicianship classes (including ear training and theory), and sectional rehearsals. This will be an intensive study of orchestra music and listening skills, culminating with a concert on June 21 and then a trip to Adventureland on June 22.

Summer Band Bash

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Indian Hills Junior High School, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, IA
Event For
Grades 6-12
Cost
$95
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
This two-week program meets for one hour each day and gives instrumental music students the opportunity to develop their rhythmic skills, strengthen their tone and playing technique, and polish their music reading skills in preparation for the school year.

Trumpet Adventures

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Stilwell Junior High School, 1061 Vine Street, West Des Moines
Event For
Grades 6-8
Cost
$59
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
Join fellow trumpet players in this exciting workshop geared specifically for you! Led by Tony Garmoe, you’ll explore a fun mix of traditional and non-traditional methods to improve breathing, air flow, relaxation, tone, flexibility, strength, range, endurance, and much more.

Heartland Youth Choir Auditions

Date
Jun. 15
Location
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
Event For
Grades K-12
Organization
Heartland Youth Choir
Contact
Kim Novy
Phone
515-221-3922
Information
Heartland Youth Choir is currently auditioning for the 2018-19 season! See flyer for more information on how you can join!

Seedlings Children’s Theatre Programs

Date
Jun. 25
Location
Valley Junction Activity Center (217 5th St)
Event For
ages 5-16
Organization
Tallgrass Theatre Company
Contact
Jessie Phillips
Phone
515-249-7558
Information
Children's theatre camps and workshops held at Valley Junction Activity Center. Visit www.tallgrasstheatre.org/childrens-programming for more info.

Play in a Week Camp

Date
Jun. 25
Location
Valley Junction Activity Center
Event For
ages 10-13
Cost
$75
Organization
Tallgrass Theatre Company
Contact
Jessie Phillips
Phone
515-249-7558
Information
Kids will develop and rehearse their very own play, complete with sets and costumes. Two sessions available: Heroes and Villains (morning) and Mystery on the High Seas (afternoon). Play will be performed on June 29 at 7 p.m. Camp runs June 25-29.

Tallgrass Theatre Company Creative Drama Workshop

Date
Jul. 7 - 9:00 am
Location
Valley Junction Activity Center, 217 5th St., West Des Moines
Event For
ages 5-8
Cost
$35
Organization
Tallgrass Theatre Company
Contact
Jessie Phillips
Phone
515-249-7558
Information
Building Blocks half-day workshop is perfect for younger kids who love to express themselves and perform! Kids will play a variety of movement, improvisation, and other games, led by experienced drama instructors. Parents are invited to the last half-hour to watch.

Tallgrass Theatre Company Acting Workshop

Date
Jul. 7 - 1:00 pm
Location
Valley Junction Activity Center - 217 5th St. WDM
Event For
ages 9-16
Cost
$35
Organization
Tallgrass Theatre Company
Contact
Jessie Phillips
Phone
515-249-7558
Information
Kids will work on individual and/or group scenes with the guidance of experienced actors/educators. They'll hone their acting skills and learn how actors in a play work together with the rest of the team. Parents invited to watch the last half hour.

Art Adventures

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
students entering grades 4-7
Cost
$80-160
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Interested in getting creative? Come adventure into art and get inspired by famous artists and their artwork! We’ll start by studying famous artists and their work, then we’ll use what we learn to create artwork of our own. Taught by Tamara Brase. *Projects will vary from the ones done last year.

Preschool Creations

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
ages 4-5
Cost
$68
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Keep your preschooler busy this summer while cultivating their creativity! With two exciting classes to choose from, your child is sure to find something to inspire their imagination.

Des Moines Performing Arts Broadway Intensive

Date
Jul. 16 - 9:00 am
Location
Downtown Location; TBA
Event For
Grades 9-entering college (fall 2018)
Cost
$495
Organization
Des Moines Performing Arts
Contact
Lynnae Lathrop
Phone
515-246-2360
Information
Broadway comes to Iowa at the BROADWAY SUMMER INTENSIVE. Spend six days working with Broadway performers on the triple-threat skills of singing, dancing, and acting with a final showcase of your work for family and friends at the end of the week.

Des Moines Community Playhouse Summer Theatre Camps

Date
Aug. 17
Location
4501 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Event For
grades K-12 (fall 2018)
Cost
Variable
Organization
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Contact
Robin Spahr
Phone
515-974-5365
Information
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers summer day camps for students entering grades K-12. A variety of camps are available.