The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps In L.A.

The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps In L.A.

January 6, 2022

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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 has to offer.

Be sure to check in with all the camps listed for info on their COVID protocols and schedule for summer 2022. Many camps are still TBD, we will update as more info becomes available.

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West L.A. Performing Arts Camps

Pacific Blue Music Camp

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.

SFK Academy of Dance

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.

Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts

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

SOCAPA Los Angeles

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.

Second City Comedy Camps

Quick-witted and spontaneous jokesters would have lots of fun at Second City’s Comedy Camps, a year-round option for kids ages seven to 18. Currently working as an online camp, check out the details here.

LAtitude Dance

Regularly praised as one of the best dance camps in Los Angeles, LAtitude Hollywood Dance Camp runs for three weeks and includes multiple dance styles, including hip-hop, house, jazz, and contemporary, among others.

Address: 11039 McCormick St, North Hollywood, CA 91601, USA.

San Fernando Valley Performing Arts Camps

Hollywood Launch

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.

Class Act Theater

A year-round learning experience, Class Act Community Playhouse offers a five-week theater camp in the summer for kids ages seven to 15. 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.

Join the Band Summer Music Camp

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.

Multiple Locations

School of Rock

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.

Found the perfect dance and theater camps? Share your experiences, knowledge, and questions about performing arts camps with other parents in our Local Anchor Facebook group.

Looking for more summer camp options? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps In Los Angeles.

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