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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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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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.

Jun 1 - 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.

Jun 1 - Jul 27

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Shakespeare Camp: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ages 14-18. Students in this year’s Shakespeare Camp will perform an abbreviated version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Jun 1
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.

Jun 8 - Jul 20

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Dakota News Now Media Camp

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.

Jun 8
9:00 AM

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String Art

Ages 12-14. Let your creativity shine as you make breathtaking designs with just nails, string and wood. The options are endless.

Jun 15
8:30 AM

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Musical Theatre Camp: Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr

Ages 11-14. Swing back in time to the roaring twenties for this singing and dancing theatre sensations!

Jun 15
8:30 AM

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Origami

Ages 12-14. Dive into the history of this ancient art while you experience it in the here and now.

Jun 22
8:30 AM

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Puzzles, Riddles and Math

Ages 10-14. Wizards-in-training will solve puzzles using math- and problem-solving strategies.

Jun 22
1:00 PM

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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.