DST CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

FIT FOR BROADWAY

Come get fit with Allie!  New music, new dances, and new combos every month!

Allie Rose, a recently-certified physical trainer, will help you become better at knowing your own body for maximum strength, flexibility, and endurance.   Have you ever felt sore after a dance call or a long 5-hour dance rehearsal?  In Allie’s class, you’ll focus on exercising the right muscles for the right moves while learning dance combos from your favorite TV shows and musicals!
 
 
NOTES: Temperatures will be taken upon arrival, masks will be mandatory for all in attendance, and social-distancing guidelines will be observed.
 
 
Instructor: ALLIE ROSE
Allie Rose has been involved at DST as an actor, choreographer, camp counselor, and dance captain for the past 9 years.  She is a certified personal trainer and is currently earning her certification for indoor group fitness instruction, spin instruction, and youth sports.   Next to living and breathing musical theatre, Allie loves nothing more than to be working out at the gym – so she is thrilled to continue bringing the two things she loves most together in this DST Academy class!

DST “INCUBATOR”

Inspired by Freestyle Love Supreme:  “It’s finding the joy in the things we know how to do and turning them into a show.”

A gathering place on Friday nights.
Young adults only.
You will be your own teaching artists.

DST supplies the place, a keyboard, bottled water, lights, and sound.  You bring the talent and the creative energy.  Put it all together into a show that you will perform for family and friends at 7:30pm on Thursday, December 3.

Triple Threat Workshop

Are you ready to bring your musical theater skills to the next level? Join Erin and Kristin for this fun four-week intensive! Teen performers will receive tips, tricks, training, and feedback to maximize their performances. Get ready to nail your next audition as we practice singing, dancing, and acting your way to being the best performer you can be!

Instructor: Kristin Alba
Kristin Alba has been involved at Desert Stages since 2004. She began as a youth performer and moved on to hold many positions such as dance staff, camp counselor, and assistant director. Currently, Kristin is one of the directors and choreographers of the youth theater productions. Kristin’s performance based training includes 4 years of acting and dance training and 8 years of vocal training. She has performed in over 50 community theater productions in the valley. She also spent the past 3 years as a 2nd grade teacher and holds dual Bachelor degrees in Elementary and Special Education. Currently, Kristin is working on her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is thrilled to continue spreading the love of performing with DST’s youth and teen community!

Instructor: Erin Tarkington
For nearly 13 years, Erin has been working hard to develop her musical theater craft. Beginning as a youth performer herself, working on over 50 productions, she has since continued to evolve and strengthen her skills both on stage and off. Over the past few years, Erin has continued performing, directing, and choreographing Desert Stages Onstage Productions, meanwhile pursuing her bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University in Human Communication and Family and Human Development. As she continues on to pursue her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Erin looks forward to simultaneously recommencing her passion for educating youth actors, offering them a safe space, resources to discover themselves, and tools to improve their musical theater craft. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for theater with the next generation of talented performers.

Musical Theatre Mash-Up

Calling all performers 12+ to join Erin and Kristin for a new high energy, performance-based class: Musical Theater Mash-Up! We will be compiling solo performances and group numbers from multiple musicals to share a showcase performance with families at the end of the session. Performers will focus on vocal techniques, choreography, and stage presence.   
 

Instructor: Kristin Alba
Kristin Alba has been involved at Desert Stages since 2004. She began as a youth performer and moved on to hold many positions such as dance staff, camp counselor, and assistant director. Currently, Kristin is one of the directors and choreographers of the youth theater productions. Kristin’s performance based training includes 4 years of acting and dance training and 8 years of vocal training. She has performed in over 50 community theater productions in the valley. She also spent the past 3 years as a 2nd grade teacher and holds dual Bachelor degrees in Elementary and Special Education. Currently, Kristin is working on her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is thrilled to continue spreading the love of performing with DST’s youth and teen community!

Instructor: Erin Tarkington
For nearly 13 years, Erin has been working hard to develop her musical theater craft. Beginning as a youth performer herself, working on over 50 productions, she has since continued to evolve and strengthen her skills both on stage and off. Over the past few years, Erin has continued performing, directing, and choreographing Desert Stages Onstage Productions, meanwhile pursuing her bachelor’s degrees at Arizona State University in Human Communication and Family and Human Development. As she continues on to pursue her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Erin looks forward to simultaneously recommencing her passion for educating youth actors, offering them a safe space, resources to discover themselves, and tools to improve their musical theater craft. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for theater with the next generation of talented performers.

 

Center Stage “Holiday Cheer”

We will be celebrating winter holidays including, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years etc. We will be singing and dancing as well as making holiday themed crafts to take home! 

 
Instructor: KARA ARMSTRONG
Kara has been involved with DST since 2016 as an actor, counselor, and volunteer. She has helped with multiple Center Stage sessions, and she cannot wait to share her passion for theatre with the incoming generation.
 
NOTES: For the safety of everyone, temperatures will be taken upon arrival, masks will be mandatory for all in attendance, and social-distancing guidelines will be observed.