Like wearing glasses made with two microscopes, creating art allows you to look at the world from a fresh perspective. Put on your artsy eyes with today’s Groupon: for $65, you get a one-week theatre arts camp at Texas Creative Arts Academy in Coppell (up to a $150 value). While most classes cost at or below $150, performance enthusiasts can upgrade to any summer class by paying the difference of the value of the Groupon.
The Texas Creative Arts Academy cultivates creativity in young performers with a bevy of theatre art classes that take place from June 13–August 19. Run by industry professionals, the weeklong summer camps broaden skills in acting, dance, film, and music for three hours every day or until the clocks melt. Dancers ages 7–12 will be able to dazzle their audiences after an intensive lesson in jazz and tap techniques and younger stage strutters boil their acting juices in the How I Became a Pirate acting class for kids ages 4–6. In July, a quartet of musical-theater Doin’ Disney classes let younglings re-enact time-honored stories about glass slippers, magic roses, and toys that talk about PSAT-preparation courses.
Texas Creative Arts Academy
Donna Park's passion for performance preceded the bulk of her vocabulary: at 4 years old, she got into the habit of correcting the dance steps of the other children in her recitals. Her unquenchable thirst for performance led her through a theater minor in college to the discovery of film, then onto a career as a director, writer, and producer of television specials and commercials. Now, calling upon contacts developed during her 20-year career, she brings working professionals to Texas Creative Arts Academy to share their hard-earned wisdom with the young.
The Academy's year-round programs gather students aged 4 to 18 to celebrate their interest in dance, art, film, and melodrama. Aspiring artisans learn the basics of canvas and garment craftsmanship in Hi Ho! Van Gogh! and Design Fashion Diva! camps. Teachers unlock high notes in students' vocal ranges with voice lessons and train the eyes of future cameramen in video-production classes. Piano and guitar instruction empowers kids to realize a future where spontaneous public musical numbers don’t just happen on stage.
773 S MacArthur Blvd.
Coppell, Texas 75019