Blog: Education Highlights

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

IHSMTA Master Class with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Friday, November, 21, 2014

As part of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, Des Moines Performing Arts provides unique learning opportunities for high school musical theater students to further develop their craft and understanding of musical theater. This week, students from four participating high schools took part...

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A Look at Arts Integration

Thursday, November, 13, 2014

Des Moines Performing Arts and Des Moines Public Schools continue to work together to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers on strategies for using the arts to deepen student learning. This year, our organizations are particularly excited to support 5 Des Moines schools that are...

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Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the Des Moines Civic Center stage and more!

Monday, November, 10, 2014

Des Moines Performing Arts kicked off the 2014-2015 Dance Series with PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY on Saturday, November 8th. This performance was not only the first of the season, but it also included the world premiere of Mr. Taylor's 141st work, SEA LARK. In addition to the performance, there were...

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Students Experience a Snowy Literature Adaptation

Friday, November, 7, 2014

We recently welcomed back Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to the Applause Series to share their newest work, Stella, Queen of the Snow. More than 3,500 central Iowa preK-2nd grade students experienced the show during its time in Des Moines. Read on to learn more about the performance and how one...

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Schoolhouse Rock Live! Kicks Off Applause Series

Tuesday, November, 4, 2014

School programs at Des Moines Performing Arts are off to a fantastic start for the 2014-15 school year. More than 7,000 students and educators experienced the kick-off performance of this season's Applause Series. Schoolhouse Rock Live! exploded onto the stage bringing to life songs from the...

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