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Music / Singing / Dancing Programs

Check out our list of summer camps and programs related to music, singing, and dance. There are programs for all middle schoolers and high schoolers, as well as opportunities designed specifically for girls. Subjects available include, painting, jazz, choral, story arts, and other interdisciplinary fields. Want to strengthen your presence on stage? Write your memoir? How about learn more about fashion or creative writing? These are all potential options for summer learning with locations both in the United States and beyond. Gain leadership skills and meet new friends while increasing your skills in your creative passion. Browse our list of summer camps for your perfect camp, and be sure to check out the many scholarship opportunities offered by the programs.


American Academy of Dramatic Arts

AADA alumni have been nominated for 95 Oscars, 236 Emmys and 83 Tonys. 6-Week Intensive Programs. New York. Los Angeles.

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Center for Creative Youth

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts, high school students spend 5-weeks at Wesleyan University. We offer 10 art forms, plus amazing interdisciplinary classes. All arts, all of July.

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Summer Institute for the Gifted

SIG is the ultimate 3-wk summer program for gifted students. Great campuses and 30+ academic, performing arts and sports classes. Then show off your talent at the SIG Final Program!

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Hotchkiss Summer Portals

We accept 8-10th graders in Fall 2007 who have a strong interest in chamber music or environmental science. Hands-on instruction from well-known faculty, scholars and artists. Substantial financial aid is available.

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Interlochen Center for the Arts

Study creative writing, music, theatre arts, visual arts and dance at a summer arts camp for students ages 8-18 or an arts academy for 435 high school students.

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston's Pre-College Summer Studio

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Pre-College Summer Studio--Explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, digital photography, and more while earning college credit.

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Putney School Summer Programs

Work closely and cooperatively with professional artists, writers and performers in the visual arts, the performing arts, and creative writing on a spectacular hilltop campus in southern Vermont.

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Barnard Pre-College Program

Experience college life and prep while exploring New York City with high school young men and women from across the country and around the world!

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Actor's Workshop

Held at Stanford, this studio acting program is designed for students entering 9th-12th grades who immerse themselves in scene work under top-notch faculty while seeing productions in the Bay Area.

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Great Books Summer Program

Great Books Summer Program is a lively, warm and welcoming community of outstanding young people, grades 6th-12th, who love literature and ideas.

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Portsmouth Abbey

Students learn in a friendly and structured style of life and strengthen their academic position while also taking enrichment courses.

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ACTeen Film Acting Academy

Audition for NYC’s 1st and most recommended teen film and theater acting conservatory. Professional working staff and graduates (currently starring in nine TV series) attest to quality training.

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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute

The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute in Philadelphia offers intensive programs for high school students in art, media + design, creative writing, dance, music, and theater.

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Syracuse Summer College

This 6-week academic program allows high school students to study, explore career interests and earn college credit.

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US Performing Arts

Taught by leading industry professionals and partnered with universities across the country, our programs give students the opportunity to pursue their passions while getting a taste of life on a college campus.

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Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute

Our unique actor training offers techniques to develop the actor’s Voice, Presence, and Imagination. Work with some of the world’s most respected teachers and Guest Artists. 5 weeks in NYC, begins June 1.

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Emerson College Summer Programs

Explore your passion at Emerson College. Choose from filmmaking or film writing, acting, musical theatre, stage design, creative writing, journalism or political communication-social advocacy-leadership.

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Alfred University Theater Institute

The AU Theater Institute, created for talented high school students, offers a unique blend of in-depth training, dynamic, engaging faculty, terrific facilities and lovely surroundings.

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Great Summers

Experience the summer of a lifetime! Free info. and expert guidance on 800+ outstanding programs for high schoolers, from pre-college, academic, teen tour, and language, to community service and travel.

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George Washington Univ. Pre-College Program

Discover GW and DC! Two residential programs enable you to explore your academic interests and college life: a 6-week for-credit program for 11th graders or 10-day mini courses for grades 9-11.

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs

Summer opportunities in theater, creative writing and visual art for students ages 13-18. Come immerse yourself in poetry, fiction, playwriting, acting, dance, and musical theater right outside Boston!

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Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir.

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EXPLO: Exploration Summer Programs

At Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School, make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun. More courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program!

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Abroad Programs by SPI

High school study abroad programs for college credit in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica and China. Earn college credit and have the summer of your life!

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Blue Tree creative programs for girls

A creative summer program for girls ages 11 to 17... Writing, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Story Arts, (maga)Zine and more! Two-week residential sessions at Bryn Mawr College (PA) and Smith College (MA). Join us!

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Northwestern University College Prep Program

Experience college life, pursue new academic challenges and earn college credit. Take a two-week seminar or choose from a variety of three- to eight-week courses.

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BIMA -The Berkshire Institute for Music and Arts

BIMA engages Jewish teens in an intensive summer arts program at Williams College to advance their skills in music (choral/jazz/chamber ensembles), creative writing, or painting.

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Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships

Welcome to Summer Discovery Pre-College Programs, the world's finest and most popular teen summer high school enrichment, internship, and middle-school enrichment programs.

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Cushing Academy

A unique boarding school experience for students from across the U.S. and the world, combining challenging academics with great athletics, performing and visual arts, and excursions across New England.

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ArtsAbroad Summer Programs

Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance camp and travel programs in Europe and the Caribbean. Open to students age 14-19. Prepare for college, see the world, and improve your art!

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USC Summer Programs

Workshops include The USC Young Actors Workshop and The USC Summer Science Program for Girls

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Alfred U. Summer Writing Institute

This dynamic program will expand your identity as a writer through intensive workshop experiences.

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Omega Teen Camp

Omega Teen Camp is an exciting summer program designed to provide teenagers, ages 13-17, with dynamic experiences to strengthen self-esteem, develop lasting friendships, and have the time of their lives.

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French Woods Festival

America’s leading performing arts facility where every child chooses their own individual schedule, from more than 80 activities run by certified teachers and counselor specialists.

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Arts and Performing Arts Camp at Long Lake

An oasis for Performing and Fine Arts. YOU design your perfect summer in Fine Arts, Music, Theater, Rock Bands, Dance, Circus, Magic and fun water fun and land sports.

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Sarah Lawrence College Programs For High School Students

Discover Sarah Lawrence’s unique programs. 2-week courses in 8 fields. Whatever your interests, SLC will help you explore your passions in a supportive environment. High School courses offered in Fall and Spring too!

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Idyllwild Arts

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has offered students of all ages an exciting array of performing and visual arts courses since 1950.

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Julian Krinsky Pre-College Enrichment

JKCP offers an innovative lineup of programs that include instruction by professionals in tennis, business leadership, science, computers, fitness, cooking, the performing arts, engineering and more.

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Yale Summer

We seek exceptionally promising students of all backgrounds and educate them to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest.

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University of Chicago Summer

This college-preparatory program engages you in the most rigorous and rewarding study of your life.

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Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp

Campers (ages 9-16) freely explore the performing and creative arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment with professional artists and instructors.

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Duke University Youth Programs

Summer enrichment opportunities for students in grades 9-11. Creative writing, performing arts, leadership/service learning, and college selection/admissions. Study with professionals and published writers.

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Carnegie Mellon PreCollege

Internationally recognized for our programs in computer science, fine arts, engineering, business and the humanities. You’ll find a dynamic, intense student body working very hard -- and playing hard, too!

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