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Dallas Theater Center

The Dallas Theater Center is the most prolific theater company in the city. DTC staged its first production in 1959 (Tom Wolfe’s Of Time and the River) and hasn’t taken a break since, bringing a never-ending array of quality theater to Dallasites for more than half a century. Shows that have hit the DTC stage include classics by playwrights of many eras, from William Shakespeare to Charles Dickens to Tennessee Williams. Well-known pieces such as Death of a Salesman are intertwined with new works (including an increasing number of commissions and plays with Broadway pedigrees) to keep audiences interested.  Since the curtain first opened in the ’50s, the company had performed in architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theatre, a historic landmark on Turtle Creek Boulevard. But in 2009, DTC moved into the Arts District, taking residence in the new Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Although most shows now play on the Wyly stage, some productions

Dallas Contemporary: Taking It To The Streets Summer Workshop

Taking it to the Streets is a week-long workshop bringing 20 young artists, age 13-16 to Dallas Contemporary.  This program engages students in a creative experience exploring all aspects of a working artists’ process, from inspiration and research to construction, design, and exhibition. A master artist, local artists, and teaching assistant will lead daily sessions. The program will consist of three phases. The first phase will be an introduction to a professional graffiti artist/ master teacher. Phase two will engage students in an exploration of basic graffiti techniques such as silkscreen, stencil, and collage. The master teacher will facilitate daily sessions providing one-on-one critiques of works in progress and overall group critiques. In addition, exhibiting artists will host a session during the workshop. Throughout the workshop, students will be challenged to manipulate the arts media and utilize visual thinking strategies. They will find content and inspiration from their own lives,

URJ Greene Family Camp

Jewish youngsters entering grades two through 12 can enjoy this summer getaway two hours from Dallas. Daily fun intersperses physical activities with Jewish studies, free times, rest times, special events, field trips, and evening programs, while emphasizing personal responsibility such as camp clean-up and an appreciation of their Jewish heritage. Twelve-day camp sessions start at $1,850 or $3,250 for 24 days.

Texas Arts Project Camps

At this interactive camp in the heart of Austin, campers spend one to three weeks learning acting, musical theater, filmmaking, tech and theater design, classical guitar, dance, and voice. Emphasis is placed on technique and performance, and advanced training prep for college is available. All sessions end with a showcase. One-week junior camps for ages 8 to 13 start at $1,075; three-week camps for teens start at $2,475.

Tatu’s All-Star Soccer Camps

Tatu, the former Dallas Sidekicks star also known as Antonio Carlos Pecorari, has taught kids his secrets and trademark moves (except for throwing his jersey to the crowds) at these camps since the 1990s. Boys and girls ages 9 to 17 play strategic matches with only a few players and train in specialized positions. The five-day residential camp is $500.
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