Do you have budding thespians at home? Or do your kids love to sing and dance? If your kids have a passion for the spotlight, then these theater, music, and dance summer camps might be might be just what you’re looking for to keep them entertained till school starts again. Here are the best performing arts camps Los Angeles, the South Bay, and the San Fernando Valley have to offer.
Be sure to check in with all the camps listed for info on their schedule for summer 2023. Many camps are still TBD, we will update as more info becomes available.
Westside School of Ballet is still accepting registration for dancers of all levels — from Themed Day Camps for beginners for Girls & Boys (ages 4-8) — to Summer Intensives for intermediate & advanced (ages 9-19). The legacy training school also offers daily ballet classes & Summer intensives for adult dancers, as well as a Teen Intensive for students who are newer to the art form.
THEMED WEEKLY SUMMER CAMPS: Your children’s favorite storybook characters are brought to life through dance and design! Students will explore movement, music, scenery and costume creation in an imaginative and nurturing environment. Each week-long day camp features a new and exciting theme, including: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin & Jasmine, Hip Hop Hooray, Jazz and more! Daily activities include Dance Class, Design a Miniature Backdrop, Design a Costume, and Music Exploration. Choose from 9 Week-Long Programs running June 12 – Aug. 18.
South Bay Performing Arts Camps
Launch Dance Center – Ages 3-18
Launch Dance Center provides summer camps for all ages and levels! For our younger dancers, we have half day options with exciting themes, such as Encampto, Wilderness Explorer, and more! We offer a Summer Dance Sampler, which would be prefect for any kids or tweens looking to try different styles of dance. For our more experienced dancers, our Professional Development Intensive is a great way for them to refine and advance their technique. We’re looking forward to dancing with you this summer!
1603 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Dance 1 believes that learning to dance is a gift, a skill and a love that can enrich your life, no matter where you are in it. Enjoy a summer of dance with their dance camps designed for kids ages 6 – 12. They also offer a half day junior camp for kids ages 4 – 7.
Address: 2228 Artesia Blvd. Redondo Beach
If your kids love everything to do music from performing to writing and even producing, this camp is for them. Spend the summer at band camp featuring music skill programs, musical theater, music production, guitar, vocal training, song writing and more.
Address: 2417 N Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach
Join us for the most inspiring, up-tempo, melodious, groovy, rhythmic and exhilarating summer camp ever! Get ready for nonstop singing, dancing, and playing. Explore percussion, recorder, piano, flute, ukulele, music games, musical theater, and more! Students even present their own concert at the end of camp. From beginners to advanced, this offers something for all levels of ability.
For more options in the South Bay check out our guide to South Bay Summer Camps.
West L.A. Performing Arts Camps
Aimed at instrumentalist musicians in middle school, Pacific Blue Music Camp is one of the most reputable music camps in Los Angeles. Each season ends with an open concert for all students to display their skills.
Address: John Adams Middle School, 2425 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
So Fly Kids offers winter and summer dance camps for kids ages four through 13, although teens up until 16 can opt for the counselor in training positions. The program includes includes dance, gymnastics, science, and more!
Address: 12751 W. Millennium Dr., Suite 115, Playa Vista, CA, 90094.
Primarily known as YADA, this acting camp offers musical theater options for kids across all age groups and focuses on one or two-week sessions according to interests and aspirations. The 2021 Summer group featured Disney’s Descendants, High School Musical, Hamilton, and more!
Address: 8115 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
East L.A./ Hollywood Performing Arts Camps
One of the most all-encompassing options in this list, SOCAPA Los Angeles has summer camps for any performing arts your teens prefer—dance, film, photography, music, and acting. The programs are open to teens ages 13 to 19.
Address: Braun Hall – 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, California 90041.
San Fernando Valley Performing Arts Camps
Designed to help kids develop developing acting, vocal, and hip hop dance skills, Hollywood Launch’s Triple Threat Program has a five-day Summer Intensive experience. Campers are mentored by industry veterans including casting directors and music producers.
Address: The Rage Entertainment Complex, 16911 Devonshire Street, Granada Hills, CA 91344.
A year-round learning experience, Class Act Community Playhouse offers a five-week theater camp in the summer for kids in 1st through 12th grade. The camp culminates in a live theater performance of a full-length Broadway show. Class Act also offers introductory lessons to the theatre world for children ages three to five.
Address: 345 Wilhelmina Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
With a variety of music camps for all ages and stages of musical ability, Join the Band provides everything a music enthusiast needs—introductory levels, rock band camps, and songwriting options.
Address: 5928 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401.
It may not have Jack Black, but School of Rock remains one of the best music camps in the United States and has several locations in LA. Their music camp options range across several age groups—from preschoolers to adults.
Address: Multiple locations across LA.
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