North Texas Performing Arts, based in Plano, Texas, is hosting virtual summer camps for all ages. NTPA is adding two new programs for youth ages 7-18: A half-day “Virtual Theatre Explorers” and full-day “Virtual One-Week Productions,” in addition to hourly online class options throughout the summer of 2020.
Each year, NTPA provides opportunities to more than 6,000 youth ages three to 18 years old to experience the impact of the performing arts through its learning lab training process. The organization began offering online classes at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and is continuing them through the summer in addition to traditional camps.
Online camps include "Virtual Theatre Explorers" for ages 7 to 14 and "Virtual One-Week Production" for ages 10 to 18, as well as weekly classes.
“We want to make our summer camps and classes accessible to everyone,” said CEO Darrell Rodenbaugh. “We think this will evolve to students employing both a physical and an online approach to learning.”
Instructors are expert performers, directors, producers, choreographers, and musicians with years of professional experience. Sally Cade Holmes, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, is hosting a "Broadway Happy Hour" about show business for ages eighth grade through adult, beginning May 22.
Online and physical classes start at just $9.99 and are available in hourly sessions, half-day and full-day. In person summer programs also include two-week productions culminating in an onstage performance. Complete information available at NTPA.org/camps.
NTPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. The organization evolved from the Plano Children’s Theatre created almost 30 years ago, and is headquartered at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano, with theaters in Fairview, Frisco, and Dallas.
NTPA's vision is to enable every child, regardless of sex, religion, race, or socioeconomic limitation to have the opportunity to enjoy and experience the arts.