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Summer Camps 2024

Explore Something Fun, New and Exciting this Summer at Music & Dance Camp!

Explore, Create, Learn! Discover your talent in the arts and choose from over 25 programs with fun new themes each week!


2024 Summer Music & Dance Camps (ages 5-14)

Ready to have a blast this summer? Summer Music Camps and Summer Dance Camps at our New Orleans and Mandeville campuses provide students ages 5-14 with a choice of over 25 instrumental, vocal, drama, and dance programs to explore!

Summer Music Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

What Happens at Summer Camp?

Each week students choose six of our programs and work on songs, choreography and scenes based on different themes each week! By breaking up the day into a variety of different classes, we ensure that each student becomes introduced to a variety of new programs and concepts and is provided with a well rounded performing arts experience.

Summer Dance Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Summer Camps are held from 9 AM - 3 PM Monday - Friday. Over the course of each day, students will attend their choice of classes and programs which are all age and level appropriate. The goal of each class for beginning students is to provide an introduction and a basic foundation in a fun and relaxed environment. For experienced students, the goal is to provide the inspiration and motivation necessary to take their skills to the next level!

Singing Summer Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Each class is 40 minutes in length. There are two 15 minute water/snack breaks during the day as well as a 30 minute lunch/recess period. Students bring a brown bag lunch each day.

Summer Dance Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

At the end of each day of camp, all students come together for sharing and performance time. Each Friday afternoon, our campers hold a special end of week showcase to share their accomplisments with family and friends.

Watch some performances by our talented campers from last year!

Are Brand New Beginners Welcome?

Absolutely! Our summer camps are an excellent way for brand new beginners to discover which instruments and programs interest and excite them the most. Perhaps your child has shown an interest in music, dance, acting, piano, singing, guitar, violin, drums (just to name a few!)? Wherever his/her interest lies, we are happy to provide a formal introduction to the programs of your choice in a structured and fun environment! At the end of each week, the faculty members write a brief overview of your child’s aptitude for each program/instrument which is extremely helpful in determining which program(s)/instrument(s) would be a good match in terms of ongoing weekly classes and private lessons.

Summer Ukulele Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

What Styles are Taught?

We teach a variety of music and dance styles during summer camps including but not limited to rock, pop, jazz, country, christian, blues, classical, contemporary, classical, hip hop, etc.

Summer Dance Classes at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Are Your Instructors Qualified?

While many summer camps are staffed by high school students, our camps are all taught by our University Trained Faculty. We have over 60 faculty members on staff at LAAPA. Our faculty all hold a Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance or higher and/or have equivalent professional performance or teaching experience. Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal goals and helping you to achieve them in a manner that is FUN and ENJOYABLE. When lessons are FUN and teachers inspire and motivate, students learn!

Summer Piano Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

In addition to their teaching credentials, our faculty is extremely friendly. Our faculty members have received their training and degrees from some of the finest University Schools of Music around the world including the Berklee College of Music, New York University, Florida State University, Loyola University of New Orleans, New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Tulane University, University of Denver, University of Miami, University of New Orleans, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Violin Summer Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

How many students attend summer camp each week? Will my child get enough individual attention from the Faculty?

While many summer camps in the area are huge productions with hundreds of students at a time, ours are not. In order to ensure a balanced atmosphere of fun, creativity, and education, a maximum of 30 students are admitted each week.

Kids Music Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

2024 Summer Camp Details

Tuition: $350/week

(tuition includes t-shirt, registration, and one instrument rental)

LAAPA will hold our 2024 Summer Music & Dance Camps from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Mandeville School of Music & Dance and the River Ridge School of Music & Dance. Our dates and themes for this year are as follows!

  • July 8-12, 2024 “Out of This World”
  • July 15-19, 2024 "At the Movies"
  • July 22-26, 2024 "Wild West"
  • July 29 - August 2, 2024 "Superheroes"

    OSummer Drum Camp at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

    Campers choose six of the following programs. Campers will experience their top 4 choices of these programs daily plus additional programs such as a daily performance class, musical games, etc. Please note that the availability of some programs each week is based on enrollment.

    Why Choose LAAPA for Summer Camp?

    • Choice of over 20 Music & Dance Programs to Explore!
    • Small Camp with 30 students or less for high teacher-student ratio
    • Students ages 5-14 welcome at all levels beginning - advanced with no audition required
    • By exploring multiple programs each day, campers are never bored and beginners discover their interests!
    • All camp sessions taught by LAAPA's own, University-Trained faculty members
    • Campers share what they learned each day during Performance Class
    • End of the week concerts to share with family and friends!
    • Written evaluations from each faculty member at the end of the week
    • Safety is a priority with CCTV monitoring of the entire facility.
    • In House Educational Printing Press publishing teaching methods by our Faculty
    • Regular (Optional) Performing Opportunities for All Students

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