Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in South Bay

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Published May 11, 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:

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Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in South Bay


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!



CMT San Jose

CMT San Jose offers an exciting summer camp program with comprehensive theater training that promises to be engaging, challenging, and inspiring. Sessions include classes in voice, acting, and dance, with cutting-edge workshops that culminate in a final performance for family and friends. Camps are open to kids ages 4 and up, no audition or experience necessary.



West Valley College for Kids

Explore your imagination with drama fundamentals. At West Valley College for Kids' Drama camps, students will have fun with impromptus, monologues, theater games, play writings, readings, scene design, pantomime skits, comedy sketches, mad scripts, and prop making. At the conclusion of each session, students will perform in front of an audience of peers and parents.




Harker School

The Harker School's preschool programs include elements of art, music, movement, and STEM, all while inspiring exploration and outdoor play.

All staff are carefully selected to provide a positive experience for the students.




Crystal Children's Choir

Crystal Children’s Choir was founded in 1994. Since then, it has grown into an organization of over one thousand members. The choir is active year round in Cupertino, Fremont, Foster City, and San Jose. A variety day camps and an overnight camp are offered for young choristers of all ages and experience levels.



Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose

Since 2003, Vivace has offered a high-quality choral music education program that balances vocal training, music theory and performance.

This year's summer programs include Summer Opera Workshop (ages 11-18), and Music and Art Camp (ages 6-10).




Stratford School

Does your child have unlimited energy and creativity? Does he or she sing along to favorite songs and movies?

If so, check out Stratford School's Musical Theater, Digital Music, and orchestra programs at select campuses.






Stage Kids CA

Stage Kids CA offers 2 and 3 week Summer Production Camps for kids ages 8-14, as well as a Summer Teen production camp. Each camp features a different play, so enthusiasts can register for more than one session.




Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance

Santa Teresa Academy of Music and Dance has music lessons and dance classes in San Jose! They offer private music lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Viola and Ukulele. Dance classes are offered Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Preschool Dance, Parent & Tot, Zumba and Ballroom.



Dance Effects

Summer is the perfect time to take your dancing to the next level, or to just get started! Join Dance Effects for one, two, or all three weeks of dance intensives this summer.

Each week-long intensive runs Monday - Friday and offers classes for dancers ages 3 & up.



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.



Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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