Best Summer Theater Activities For Kids In DFW

May 4, 2012 5:00 AM

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If you are searching for a creative way to channel your children’s energy this summer, the area’s best theater classes have it all. Theater classes keep your child moving and thinking, while developing a love of the arts that will last a lifetime. Here in the DFW, these companies provide the perfect place for the next star of stage and screen to shine.

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Dallas Children’s Theater
5938 Skillman St.
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 978-0110 

Price: $70 to $550
Click here for class schedule

Through a variety of theater classes, professional artists at Dallas Children’s Theater help budding actors develop essential skills. Tots to teens will find the right fit to foster a love of theater for years to come. Available classes include those in acting, musical theater and music making. All classes are held at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, and most include a final show that you won’t want to miss.

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Kids Who Care, Inc.
1300 Gendy St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 737-5437

Price: $650 and up for camp registration
Click here for program brochure

Kids Who Care, Inc. offers an authentic theater experience for children as young as 4 years old to college students. Older campers will audition, rehearse and finally perform in front of an audience of more than just friends and family. Kids from the across the United States and abroad come to Texas to participate in this unique event. Campers will receive professional training in both musical theater and creative movement.

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Plano Children’s Theatre
1301 Custer Rd., Ste. 706
Plano, TX 75075
(912) 422-2575

Price: $180 per class
Click here to register

Classes at the Plano Children’s Theatre are designed for small groups of no more than 15 students, which allows individual attention and adequate practice time before opening night. Most classes end in a final performance for family and friends. Classes are designed for all grade levels and last for roughly 12 weeks per session. Head’s up: Parents will be charged a $1 per minute fee for any pick-up later than five minutes after the scheduled end of class.

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Genesis Children’s Theatre
3100 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 324B
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 599-3505

Prices: From $100 to $350
Click here for class list

Neicole Woodall, executive director of the The Genesis Children’s Theatre, shares more than 17 years of experience in the theater with her DFW students.  Her theater provides professional training for new and experienced thespians alike in a fun environment that teaches cooperation and bolsters self-confidence. Classes range from improvisation for those as young as 4 years old to a two-week musical camp appropriate for seniors in high school.

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Casa Mañana
3101 W. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-2272

Price: $900
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Click here to register

Camp Casa is an exciting event in which new artists and experienced performers can learn from seasoned professionals. For the summer 2012 camp, the group will perform a Broadway classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Camp goers take classes in acting, music and dance, and gain valuable skills for producing a full-length show. Camp Casa is open to those 8 to 14 years old. Casa offers payment plans in halves or thirds to help families food the cost.

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Teicha Mailhes is a freelance writer and avid family historian living in North Texas. She has written numerous articles on family history research and has enjoyed speaking about family history research at regional conferences and local genealogical societies. Currently she is working on her first cozy mystery novel. See her work here.