How to find Performing Arts day camps

  1. Use our search filters and choose Category = Arts. Choose the Sub-categories you like.

  2. Enter your child's age and rising grade.

  3. Narrow by location, date, and times if desired.

  4. Many arts camps are half-day only. If you need a full-day option, include half-day in your search and look for camps that say "yes" under the Full Day Combo field; this means you can combine a morning and afternoon camp at the same location, often with extended day options.

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pointe shoeDance Camps

For the younger girls, there's always a Princess dance camp. And the themes at Tutu School are based on famous classical ballets.

Arts Together has some interesting themes for 6 to 8 year-olds: Dance Around the World, Dance Through the Decades, and Tap to the Beat.

St. Francis of Assisi offers an Irish Dance and Drama camp for 1st-5th graders.

For real cultural education, check out the Break Dance camp at Grace Christian School.

Older dancers may need to go further afield to Chapel Hill or Durham, as there aren't a lot of options in Raleigh. St. Mary's and Grace have sessions for middle schoolers. Carolina ballet offers a summer intensive for ages 9-11; auditions are in January.


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thespian masksDrama Camps

There's a drama camp for every age and level. The most interesting has to be Shakespeare & Stage Combat at Raleigh Little Theatre (10th-12th grade) - the name says it all.

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre, and the NC Theatre Conservatory hold full-day, two- and three-week camps, allowing budding actors to go through a full production process.

You can learn Acting for Film & Theatre at Sonorous Road. Next stop, Hollywood.



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music notesMusic Camps

Summer is a great time to try out music lessons. You can Learn to Play at Progressive Music Center, take Beginning Piano at St. Francis of Assisi, or try Beginning Music at Falls River Music.

 More advanced students have opportunities for Piano Camp, Music Theory, and Composition at Meredith College. Falls River also offers Intermediate music. There's also a wonderful orchestra camp at Meredith: Lamar Stringfield Music Camp.

Forget Bach and Beethoven and do something different at The Original School of Rock camp at Progressive Music Center.



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Raleigh Dance, Drama & Music Camp Providers


Arts Together

Burning Coal Theatre

eNeRGy Kidz

Falls River Music

GRACE Christian School

Justice Theater Project

Lamar Stringfield Music Camp

Meredith College Music

NC Theatre Conservatory

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre

Progressive Music Center

Raleigh Area Children's Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Moravian Preschool

Saint Mary's School

Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio

St. David's School

St. Francis of Assisi

Stage Door Dance Brier Creek

Stage Door Dance Lake Boone

Tutu School Raleigh