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2018 Summer Camps: Performing Arts Camps

LOTS of outstanding Kansas City-area theatre, dance, vocal music, instrumental music and other performing arts camps across the KC Metro area! Be sure to check your parks & recreation department as well as our listing here.

Sponsored Listings:

Music House gives aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels a chance to be a part of a community where private lessons are just the beginning. Students experience not only the practice, but the payoff, by performing and collaborating in a wide range of lessons, group classes, band workshops, and more. Programs available for ages 4 through adult.
Stop by our Lenexa or South Overland Park location, or get in touch with us at or 913.562.4112.


Regular Listings:

  • Act Like An Animal CampKansas City Zoo and Starlight Theatre, (KCMO) campers experience movement, voice, drama and visual arts at Starlight and learn about animals and explore the KC Zoo!
  • Act One (Northland) Fine Arts Academy offers summer acting camps for kids and teens camps. Dance, theatre, film, storytelling and more!
  • Ballet North (Northland) offers week-long ballet camps for ages 4 and up, including intensive workshops for older students.
  • Blue Valley Recreation (south Johnson County, KS) offers many performing arts classes, as well as music and band camps.
  • Camellot Academy (Kansas City, MO) offers a camp program at Notre Dame de Sion Grade School. Campers participate in activities related to dance, art, drama, vocal music and performance skills.
  • Camp Take A Bow at Starlight Theatre: This popular day camp, gives campers the opportunity to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in creating and staging a musical theatre production.
  • Christian Youth Theater (multiple locations) offers several day and overnight camp options for kids from age 5-high school. The kids work on fun productions all week long and then perform!
  • Coterie Theatre (multiple locations) has courses for grades K-12: A variety of acting, playwriting or theatre exploration classes.
  • Creative Arts Academy (Gladstone, MO) offers camps for kids including dance, gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling, arts and crafts and more.
  • Culture House (Olathe, KS) has a HUGE variety of summer courses available from dance and ballet to music and theater.
  • Dramatic Truth School of Arts (south KCMO) ballet classes and workshops throughout the year
  • Future Jazz Camp (Overland Park, KS) – This week-long workshop provides music students an intense, fun environment. Middle school through adults.
  • Camp Shakespeare/Heart of America Shakespeare Festival(various locations) has a wide range of offerings for kids ages 5-18. Many camps end with a camp performance of a Shakespearean play.
  • Hoffman Models Fashionista Summer Camp (Overland Park, KS) offers various summertime events for your budding model!
  • Ibsen Dance Theatre (Northland) Summer sessions for dance, drama and voice are year-round.
  • Injoy Music (Lenexa, KS & KCMO) – Kindermusik Adventures camps with music and movement for the littlest ones throughout the summer (ages 0-5) and Ukelele Camps for older (elementary school) kiddos!
  • Jody Phillips Dance Company (Overland Park, KS) offers several summer dance classes and workshops for boys and girls, and a variety of ages.
  • Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series (Overland Park, KS) offers visual, theatre and performing arts classes year-round.
  • Johnson County Park and Recreation District offers tons of summer camp programs, including camps that focus on performing arts! Dates, locations and fees vary.
  • Kansas Academy of Theatrical Arts (KATA) (KCK) summer workshops that focus on acting, singing, dance, art and crafts, stagecraft, outdoor play, team building and everything else involved in putting on a performance.
  • Kansas School of Classical Ballet (Overland Park, KS)  a variety of summer camps and workshops for all ages and levels of ballet experience.
  • Kansas City Ballet School (Prairie Village, KS) hosts summer programs for ages 3 and up, for every skill level.
  • KC Friends of Alvin Ailey Camp (KCMO & KCK) day camp for middle-schoolers which uses dance as a vehicle to build self-esteem, self-discipline and critical thinking skills. FREE with an application/selection process.
  • KC Rock Band & Guitar Summer Session: (KCMO) Music and voice lessons offered throughout the year for ages 5 through adult!
  • Kansas City Young Audiences Summer camps and classes for your young performer – ages 4 & up with a variety of classes and camp times.
  • Legacy School of the Arts (Olathe, KS) dance, theater and music classes and camps for all ages.
  • Lyric Opera (Kansas City, MO) Summer Opera Camp provides an introduction to the many facets of opera and helps young people develop as both singers and actors for kids grades 3-12.
  • Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice (Overland Park, KS) offers dance classes for all ages, Coterie Theatre classes and voice lessons throughout the year.
  • Music & Arts: (Olathe, KS) Music lessons throughout the year prepare students for all kinds of performances, from open mic nights to formal recitals and competitions.
  • Music Camp– (Leawood, KS) Students will explore music through singing, handbells, instruments, movement and much more! Ages 4-18 are welcome to sign up.  Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 133rd and Kenneth Road. June 11th-14th from 9:00-12:00 PM
  • Music House: (Lenexa and South Overland Park, KS) See our Sponsored Listing above!
  • The Pulse PAC (south Kansas City, MO) classes and workshops for all ages and levels of dance instruction
  • Reel Spirit Camp: (KCMO) Reel Spirit, offers animation and film-making camps, brought to you by KC FilmFest and UMKC Communications Department.
  • Revolutions Arts Center Summer Camps, (Parkville, MO) teaches the art of dance, theater, and visual arts to children of all ages in a revolutionary way!
  • “Rocker Soccer Jam” (Prairie Village, KS) provided by Rock Band Academy, a fun way for kids ages 6-8 to enjoy rock music AND soccer!
  • School of Rock (multiple locations) offers summer, winter and spring break rock music camps, designed for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.
  • Stage Right Performing Arts (Overland Park, KS) offers a variety of musical theater camps for kids in grades K-12.  Students learn audition techniques, staging, voice, singing and dancing.
  • StageworX has a variety of theater camps for kids K-12 and helps campers learn the rewards of excellence in theater performance, and develop their personal character and lasting friendships along the way!
  • Theatre for Young America hosts drama classes and workshops throughout the year
  • Theatre of the Imagination (Leawood, KS) offers drama camps during spring break and all summer long. All ages, lots of fun themes – acting, singing dancing and movie making!
  • Trilogy Cultural Arts Centre (Olathe, KS) Dance, sing, act, fly at these day and overnight theater and visual arts summer camps where kids can learn everything from acting to stunts to aerial silks and more!
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City Community Music and Dance Academy (Kansas City, MO) has several music instruction camps for middle and high schoolers.
  • YMCA (20 locations in the metro) offers camps for 5-11 year olds.  Drama camp is available in addition to crafts, sports and nature! Before and after camp care is available, great hours for working parents.

Also be sure to take a look at the camps listed in our General Day and Overnight Camps list – many of them offer performing arts sessions as well!

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