Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Austin

Published May 9, 2016

Is your child showing an interest in music or the performing arts? If so, here are some great summer camps where they can hone and showcase their talents:

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Austin

Whether your child is looking to build confidence or needs an activity to unleash some, we recommend signing up for a performing arts camp. It really doesn’t matter if your little ones can sing, dance, or act because we are here to help. Who knows - maybe they are a star in the making!

Lonestar Dance Center

Lonestar's Summer’s Dance Camps will offer something for all ages! Week-long camps will run from Monday through Friday, and will be either half day (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or full day (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) depending on the age of your child. Dancers will participate not only in dances, but also in activities such as acting, singing, scene design, and arts and crafts.


Perform in one of Broadway’s biggest musicals “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” working with professional artists. Placement auditions May 17-18 and everyone gets a role! Workshop add on with 3 Broadway experts in auditioning, acting, and dance skills. Workshop acceptance is based on students’ initial May audition.

Austin Girls' Choir

Austin Girls' Choir hosts two camps. Camp I, June 6-10, for all levels. 9-5 daily, lunch included. Music from pop to light classics. Vocal skills, note reading, basic theory, fun songs with easy choreography. Art and science components, plus stage presentation and guest artists. Camp is followed by a concert. Camp II, June 13-17, focuses on our tour girls' preparation for their June 19 trip; advanced singers must audition to join this camp.

Orpheus Academy of Music

Singers, violinists, guitar amateurs and prodigies, and other young instrumentalists can begin their musical journey or hone their craft at one of several camps this academy offers. Camps are open to kids ages 5-16.

Blue Frog School of Music

Among others, Blue Frog's Summer Music Camps include "Keys! Keys! Keys!" (games and activities focus on learning piano), Songwriting Camps, Garage Band (discover how to create and capture your own music), Broadway Camp, (step into the magical worlds of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Annie"!).

Off Center Teens

This summer, teens aged 13 to 16 take the stage and transform their autobiographical writing into powerful and personal public performances at The Off Center, Rude Mechs’ performance home in East Austin. Off Center Teens runs weekdays June 13–24 from 9am-4pm with performances June 25 and 26 at 2pm.

Early drop-off/late pick-up options and full scholarships and sibling discounts available.

Capital City Guitar Camp

Capital City Guitar Camp is a week long guitar day-camp for kids ages 7-14, all talent levels, beginners welcome! Students learn to read music, play and write songs, play in ensembles, play games & perform in our finale concert. Classes are taught by award winning instructors with daily concerts by professional guest musicians. Beginner package available with a brand new guitar! Limited enrollment.

Heartsong Music

Heartsong Music is celebrating its 11th anniversary of bringing Music Together to families in Austin. Music Together is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through grade 2 and the adults who love them. Their mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood music education program for the entire family.

Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree's Play, Art & Music classes are fun and developmentally challenging for little ones 0-5 years. Join Gymboree this summer for unlimited summer fun! Ask about the FREE first class offer, and come see how much fun Gymboree can be!

Music Forever Music Together

Would you like to have musical fun with your infant, toddler, or preschooler while giving them the gift of musical expression and enjoyment for a lifetime? Come join Music Together Music Forever for a relaxed and inspiring time making friends...making music! They offer classes for children and their caregivers in Austin, Bee Cave, Oak Hill, Cedar Park, Brushy Creek, Round Rock, and Steiner Ranch. Free Sample Classes!

Ballet Austin

Imagine, Dance, Discover & Play at Ballet Austin. Children are born with oceans of creativity and love to express themselves through movement. Ballet Austin offers a variety of summer camps for ages 4-14. Enrollment is by age. All camps are held at Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center located at 501 West 3rd Street.

Margo Dean School of Ballet

Margo Dean School of Ballet began over 60 years ago and since then has been a vital part of Fort Worth's cultural life.

Weekly Summer Ballet Camps are offered for ages 3-4, 5-6, and 7-12. Students will study ballet and learn about the well known ballet, Coppelia.

Hopefully the list above inspired you to grab an instrument, ballet shoes, or costume and head off to the coolest camp in town. If none of the performing arts camps met your kids killer creative needs feel free to check out our huge selection of other awesome local camps and classes here.

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