Young Adult

Classes for Young Adults

Music and theatre opportunities with world-class musicians and artists, working with researchers from Sanford, letting your creativity fly at Open Studio and giving back with volunteer opportunities…there are so many great ways for teens to get involved in all the Washington Pavilion has to offer!

Dakota Academy of Performing Arts

The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) is the place where youth can develop their talents and explore their passion for the arts in DAPA's Theatre and Chamber Music programs. Classes, rehearsals, recitals and performances challenge youth to play hard! 

Sanford Promise Program

Curious about what it’s like to be a laboratory scientist? The Sanford Promise Camps are a unique opportunity for middle and high school aged students sponsored by Sanford Research and the Washington Pavilion. Students engage in life science research by performing hands-on laboratory activities based on authentic scientific questions led by actual scientists. 


Open Clay Studio

Open Clay Studio is offered Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Rogers Clay Studio in the Visual Arts Center. Participants can pay a daily rate or save by purchasing a 4-session package.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Youth volunteers are very important to the Pavilion. Share your talents as an assistant instructor in our classes and camps for younger students, as a backstage assistant for one of our youth productions, or in our outreach efforts around the community. Click here to learn more. Call Volunteer Services at 605-367-7397 extension 2375 or contact us for more information.

KSFY Media Camp ages 14-17

Work with the professionals at KSFY TV during this Summer Media Camp, a tremendous opportunity for high school students interested in becoming future newscasters.

Jun. 11
9:00 AM

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DAPA Shakespeare Camp: Two Gentlemen of Verona Ages 14-18

In this two-week long intensive, join our professional directing team to explore the beautiful language and complex characters presented by William Shakespeare.

Jun. 11
1:00 PM

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DAPA Tech Theatre Camp at Augustana University

Students ages 14 - 18 will work side by side with Augustana’s technical theatre staff and will spend the week learning the tricks of the trade from concept and design to painting and construction.

Jul. 9
9:00 AM

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DAPA Musical Theatre Camp at Augustana University

Students will audition and will spend the two weeks learning from and working alongside Augustana theatre professors and students on the Augustana stage.

Jul. 16
1:00 PM

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Class Cancellation Policy

The Washington Pavilion reserves the right to cancel any program if minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case full refunds will be made to the participants. Partial refunds will be issued to participants who cancel a minimum of 14 days prior to the first day of class. A processing fee of $10 will be kept on all cancellations initiated by the participants.

No refunds will be issued for any cancellations made within 14 days of the first day of class. A transfer to another class-held during the same season-is acceptable in lieu of a refund. If a transfer is made to a higher priced class, the participant will need to pay the difference. If a transfer is made to a lower priced class, no refund will be made for the difference.