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.

SFX Makeup 101

Ages 12+. Join the makeup team from the Jaycees Feargrounds and learn how to safely create SFX injury basics cuts, burns, wounds and bruises made with out of kit techniques, and finish off the class by turning yourself into a zombie!

Oct. 26
10:00 AM

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Coffee and Clay- November

Teenagers (13+) and adults will discover how to use clay – a natural earthen material – to create both functional and beautiful pieces of art.

Nov. 16
10:00 AM

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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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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.