Blog: Education Highlights

Check out Des Moines Performing Arts' education blog, highlighting past events and projects. Recent updates include:

10-Minute Plays Camp: Day 1

Monday, July, 6, 2015

Today marked the beginning of our first camp of the summer: 10-Minute Plays Camp! We excitedly welcomed 18 playwrights in 5th through 8th grades. Over the course of this week, campers will not only write a short play, but prepare to perform one as well! They will improve their skills in both...

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"One by One" Project around Disney's The Lion King Kicks-Off!

Monday, March, 30, 2015

This spring, Des Moines Performing Arts and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering on a major initiative around Disney's THE LION KING. The project will enable more than 500 Des Moines 5th and 6th grade students to attend a performance of THE LION KING and to participate in many related learning...

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Flat Stanley travels through Iowa!

Wednesday, March, 25, 2015

Leading up to THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY presented as part of the Applause Series on March 23 & 24, Flat Stanley traveled around the state in an exchange with more than 30 Iowa schools! Stanley toured the Civic Center before departing for his 3 month exchange. Participating students...

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Drum roll please...ScrapArtsMusic Discovery Party!

Monday, March, 9, 2015

SCRAP ARTS MUSIC took the Des Moines Civic Center stage on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This performance was part of the 2014-2015 Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series. Before the show, ticket holders joined us for a Discovery Partyâ a pre-show opportunity for families to participate in...

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PIPPIN takes the Des Moines Civic Center stage - and more!

Thursday, March, 5, 2015

PIPPIN dazzled audiences at the Des Moines Civic Center this past week (February 24 - March 1, 2015) with not only their amazing acrobats and powerful vocals, but also with a variety of community engagement events. Various company members were involved in everything from post-show question and...

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