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FEATURING

OUR "BEST OF" CAMPS

These one-week camps give your little one an opportunity to dip their toes into musical theatre through some of their favorite tunes. We offer both half-day and full-day options and two age sections of 5-8 & 9-11, which end in a mini studio performance. 

Best of Greatest Showman
Best of Sing
Best of Barbie
Best of Little Mermaid
Best of Footloose
Best of Wonka
Best of Descendants
Best of The Addams Family
Best of Encanto

These one-week camps give your student an opportunity to experience various types of fun in and around the theatre.  Depending on the camp, they can explore the techniques of stage make-up, create their own comedic sketches, learn the art of stage props or even frame their own shots for YouTube.  

TWO WEEK CAMP!
June 3 - 14 | Ages 12-17
Backstage Pass:
Technical Theater

Technical theatre is what makes the magic happen! From the props to the scenery to the behind the scenes tricks, technical theatre is everything other than the performers on stage.

Backstage Technical Theatre Camp
ONE WEEK CAMP!
June 24 - June 28 | Ages: 10-15
Sketch Comedy: Comedy, Commercials & More!

This high energy camp utilizes the

basics of acting, improvisation, short script writing, and more to lead students in the creation of their own comedic sketches, commercials, and tons of fun!

Sketch Comedy Camp
ONE WEEK CAMP!
July 15-19 | Ages: 12-17
En Garde! Shakespeare
& Stage Combat

Dive headfirst into the works William Shakespeare, dissect the language, re-create the fight scenes, the tragedies, and the triumphs, all in one week.

Stage Combat Camp
ONE WEEK CAMP!
June 17-21 | Ages: 9-13
Sounds of Summer:
Taylor's Version

Obsessed with Taylor Swift? Us too!

This one week vocal technique

camp will have you singing the

whole rest of the summer. 

Taylor Swift Camp
ONE WEEK CAMP!
July 8-12
Becoming the Character: Stage Makeup

Each day of TexARTS' Becoming the Character: Stage Makeup Camp will be

an engaging, hands-on exploration of

the world of stage and movie makeup.

Stage Makeup Camp
ONE WEEK CAMP!
July 22 - 26 | Ages: 9-13
Lights, Camera, Action: Acting on Screen

Students will learn about the camera itself, the basics of acting, how to frame shots, create scenes with a partner, and much more.

Acting for Screen Camp

2 WEEK PERFORMANCE CAMP!

Our new Two Week Performance camps are perfect for aspiring musical theatre stars with previous camp or class experience or for teens who are interested in trying musical theatre on for size! Students will gain experience in singing, learn large energetic dance numbers, make simple props & scenic elements, and act in the iconic scenes. Students will perform all that they've learned in a free showing for friends and family on the last day of camp.

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Early drop off is available starting at 8:00 am at no additional charge for most camps. Late pickup is available until 6:00 pm at no additional charge for full day camps.

*Camp themes and titles are subject to change.

TexARTS Youth Production of Rock of Ages

ABOUT OUR ACADEMY

Research suggests that students who are involved in the Arts consistently score better on standardized tests, achieve a higher level of academic performance, attend school more regularly, and receive boosts in self-esteem. Our Academy seeks to do just this by providing exposure to and training in the Theatrical Arts to all students, regardless of income or ability through a variety of programs.

TexARTS Production of Footloose Jr

Offered after school hours, provide high-quality training to students of all ages. It is here that we build the skills that thereby enhance the confidence of every student. Students develop vocal and physical presence through classes in acting, dance, voice, improvisation, stage combat, and musical theatre. Our fall session runs September – November and our spring session runs January – April. Classes typically meet once per week for an hour for

10-12 weeks.

TexARTS Summer Camp Camper

Foster a sense of community by welcoming students from all walks of life in an effort to fun and nurture a love and deeper understanding of Theatre. Students are exposed to a diverse range of disciplines. Collaboration and problem solving opportunities abound. We offer a variety of summer camps and multiple holiday camps (Spring and Winter Break, Indigenous Peoples’ and Presidents Day) every year. Camps typically run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm with early drop-off and late pick-up options available. 

TexARTS Youth Production of Madagascar Jr

Give students opportunities to perform in a fully produced show in front of a live audience! Through the rehearsal process, exploration is encouraged and empathy is cultivated as students are tasked with stepping into another’s shoes to play a character. Perseverance is key, as no matter what, the show must go on! A variety of age appropriate shows are offered in the fall and spring with rehearsals typically happening Fridays after school and  on the weekends.

TexARTS Youth Production of Matilda

Provides a home for students who have discovered that theatre is their passion. Advanced training and performance opportunities and connections with industry professionals help students to further build skills and confidence. The EP is its own community where diversity is embraced, students are encouraged to stretch themselves, and individuals must work collectively to support one another’s growth. The EP program is a year-long commitment with auditions scheduled in August of each year.

SPRING 2024 ENROLLMENT 

has been canceled due to delay of ongoing
renovations for the new building. 

TexARTS Youth Production of Footloose

Fall/Spring Classes

We provide high-quality and developmentally appropriate enrichment and training to students of all ages and abilities. From exploratory opportunities for beginners to world-class training for advanced students, there is a class for everyone at TexARTS!

 

We offer after-school and weekend classes in acting, dance, voice, film & TV, improvisation, sketch comedy, stage combat, and musical theatre every fall (September – November) and spring (March – May). All classes are taught by Performing Arts professionals.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We pride ourselves in serving all no matter of financial circumstances.  

Please inquire fill out the form below to submit a Financial aid request.

School-Break Camps

When school is out, our curtain is up! 

Our Camps foster a sense of community by welcoming students from all walks of life and all levels of experience in an effort to have fun and nurture a love and deeper understanding of theatre. In our camps, students are exposed to a diverse range of disciplines and people. Collaboration and problem solving opportunities abound. 

ACADEMY PRODUCTIONS

Places, please! Our young artists rehearse for a semester and perform in a fully realized theatrical production (full sets, lights, costumes, and sound) in front of a live audience. Through the process, exploration and risk-taking is encouraged and empathy, resilience, and confidence are cultivated. 

TexARTs Youth Production of Matilda

FALL TITLES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE

TEXARTS
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS

TexARTS Emerging Professionals

TexARTS Emerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young artists looking to commit to a higher level of training and performance.  These students might be considering studying the Arts at the collegiate level or pursuing a professional career. Students will work with industry professionals  to hone their crafts, build their skills and confidence, and find their voices and identity as artists. Our Emerging Professional will serve as ambassadors for TexARTS  in and around Lakeway and the greater Austin Community.

Once the audition is completed, the student may be offered a spot in the company. Students and families will further work with our faculty to construct a specific series of classes, masterclasses,  and performance opportunities that will both challenge and excite.

The program is divided into two cohorts: The Junior Company (grades 5-8) and Senior Company (grades 9-12). Once admitted to the program, students will select a “Track” of focus: Musical Theatre, Acting, Vocal, Dance, or Technical Theatre.

AUDITIONS

Auditions information coming soon

WHAT TO EXPECT

Once admitted to the program via audition, students and their families will meet with our Education Manager to create an individualized path of classes and performance opportunities for the year.

 

Junior company members (grades 5-8) must be enrolled in a minimum of five classes per semester, attend weekend Company Time, and perform in two productions

 

Senior company members (grades 9-12) must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes per semester, attend weekend Company Time, and perform in at least one production.

 

Students in good program standing will perform in the May Industry Showcase.

SATURDAY COMPANY TIME

Starting Saturday, September 9th, all Emerging Professionals will meet Saturday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at TexARTS. Fall 2023: Saturday, September 9th - Saturday, December 16 (no meetings November 18 or 25); Spring 2024: January 20 - May 11 (no meetings March 9 and 16). This time will be used for rep and showcase rehearsal, audition prep, ensemble building, and college and career coaching. Students will participate in multiple masterclasses led by a visiting guest artist from the industry throughout the year.

SOME SAMPLE COURSES

For a Fifth Grade Musical Theatre Track Student:

Academy classes: The Actors Process, Musical Theatre Vocals, Ballet I, Jazz I, and an elective (Acting for the Camera, Stage Makeup, Stage Combat, Improv, Hip-Hop, etc)

Saturday Company Time: Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:30 (includes professional masterclass once/month)

Performances: Xanadu Jr or A Texas Nutcracker, Fame Jr or Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Dance Concert, and the Industry Showcase

TUITION

Tuition for the Emerging Professionals Program is billed monthly September - May. Senior members (grades 9-12) are billed $290 per month and Junior Company Members are billed $390 per month. Tuition includes class registration (3 classes for the $290 rate or unlimited classes for the $390 rate), Saturday Company Time and Masterclasses and the Industry Showcase. Production registration is not included. A four month nonrefundable commitment is required in the fall and a five month nonrefundable commitment is required in the spring. For questions, scholarship information, or to secure an audition appointment, please email academy@tex-arts.org.

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