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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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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Clay Studio: Two Week Series ages 12-14

Ages 12-14. From clay hand-building techniques to the pottery wheel, create several noteworthy pieces.

Jul 6
8:30 AM

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DAPA Musical Theatre Camp at Augustana University: Footloose

Ages 14-18. Presented in partnership with The Augustana University Theatre Department and the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts at the Washington Pavilion!

Jul 13
1:00 PM

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An Eggcellent Adventure

Ages 10-14. Engineer a helicopter to safely transport an egg down stairs, learn about the chemistry of cooking eggs, and investigate the properties of egg shells.

Jul 13
1:00 PM

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Painting Studio

Ages 12-14. Learn about techniques used in classic works of art, and apply those ideas to unique pieces of your own design.

Jul 20
8:30 AM

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Hacked and Stacked Camp Adventure

Ages 10-15. From corks to stamps, use a variety of materials to create designs and leave your unique mark on paper and fabric.

Jul 20 - Aug 17

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Printmaking

Ages 12-14. From corks to stamps, use a variety of materials to create designs and leave your unique mark on paper and fabric.

Jul 27
8:30 AM

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Genes, People and Plants

Ages 10-14. Take a glimpse of the historical, cultural, biological and genetic interactions and intersections of plants with society.

Aug 3
8:30 AM

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Photography

Ages 12-14. Experiment with different techniques in photo editing and create original art projects with the images you capture.

Aug 10
1:00 PM

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Dakota News Now Media Camp

Rescheduled: August 17-21, 2020 Ages 14-17. Work with the professionals at Dakota News Now during this Summer Media Camp, a tremendous opportunity for high school students interested in becoming future newscasters.

Aug 17
9:00 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.