Blog: Education Highlights

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

The Peking Acrobats

Tuesday, February, 24, 2015

THE PEKING ACROBATS took the Des Moines Civic Center stage on Saturday, February 14, 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...

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In a Jam-Packed Week, Diavolo Engages Across the Community

Tuesday, February, 3, 2015

DIAVOLO returned to the Des Moines Civic Center stage on Saturday, January 24, 2015 with their energetic "Architecture in Motion"-style for the second performance of the 2014-2015 Dance Series. Des Moines Performing Arts was thrilled to host the world premiere of the company's newest work, Cubicle....

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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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