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! 

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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 four session package.

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Participants must be adults and teens ages 15 and older, and have completed a Washington Pavilion pottery class or have ceramics experience.

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. Call Volunteer Services at 605-367-7397 extension 2375 or contact us for more information.

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Members and Donors-Only Benefit
Buy Three, Get One Free* 

*Pavilion Members and Donors only. The Buy Three, Get One Free applies to classes, camps and workshops. This promotional offer requires the purchase of any three Washington Pavilion classes, camps or workshops at their regular list price to receive a free class, camp or workshop of equal or lesser value. All four offerings must be scheduled at the time of purchase. Offer only available for over the phone and in-person orders, and is not available online at this time.

Coffee and Clay- January

Adults & Teens. Explore slab, coil, pinch and wheel techniques in this fun two-session workshop.

Jan 18
10:00 AM

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Coffee and Clay February

Ages 13+. Explore slab, coil, pinch and wheel techniques in this fun two-session workshop. Dress for a mess!

Feb 15
10:00 AM

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Coffee and Clay March

Ages 13+. Explore slab, coil, pinch and wheel techniques in this fun two-session workshop. Dress for a mess!

Mar 21
10:00 AM

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Coffee and Clay April

Ages 13+. Explore slab, coil, pinch and wheel techniques in this fun two-session workshop. Dress for a mess!

Apr 18
10:00 AM

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Class Cancellation Policy

Participant Cancellation: 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 refunds). No refunds will be issued for any cancellations made within 14 days of the first day of class.

Program Cancellation: If a minimum enrollment has not been reached one week prior to the first session, we must cancel the program. Customers will be contacted by telephone or email. If we are unable to accommodate a suitable transfer to a class in the same season, we will issue a full refund.