Performing Arts: Camp StarQuest 2021

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Our Mission: To sing, dance and act in one of the best musical theater performing arts camps in Dallas!

In this four-week Musical Theater & Performing Arts Intensive we teach the fundamentals of theater, music and dance – all in the process of creating a production of a hit musical. Join us as we fuse a traditional summer camp philosophy with a top-notch performing arts program. Our specialty staff are theater professional superheroes ready to ensure our campers shine from the inside out!

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  • Morning workshops: acting, voice, and dance
  • Specialty workshops: Songwriting, Costume Design, Lighting and Sound and Acting Business 101: Agent Perspective
  • Production rehearsals
  • Special event: Battle of the Stars

Sign up for Camp!

Camp registration opens January 24 (J Members)  – you must be a J member or join as a Camp Friend to register for summer camp.

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AGES:

Kids entering grades 3 -9

SESSION DATE: 

  • 4-week session 1: June 7 – July 2

HOURS: 

Regular Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Extended Care options available for an additional fee
AM: Beginning at 7:45 am
PM: Ending at 5:45 pm

PRICING: 

Early Registration Fee: $1,496
January 24- March 1

Regular Registration Fee: $1,646
March 2-May 1

Late Registration fee: $1,762
After May 2

Click here to view Extended Care Options & Pricing

AM Extended Care 
Hours: 7:45 am until camp starts at 9:00 am
Registration fee: $120 

PM Extended Care 
Hours: 4:00 pm until 5:45 pm
Registration fee: $200

Click the various tabs below to watch a personal message from your specialty staff!

Alise Robinson has pioneered JPAS into one of Dallas’ top year-round educational and performance-based programs for children and teenagers. Alise Robinson brings more than 20 years of experience working with youth in a variety of facets including producing children’s musical productions, coaching youth in personal development, teaching preschool, creating awarding-winning toy lines and consumer goods, licensing children’s entertainment and developing and branding children’s intellectual properties. Her accomplishments include JPAS receiving “best theater classes for aspiring actors” in Dallas Child Magazine, being named one of License! Magazine’s “top 40 under 40” licensing executives, she authored the children’s book series “Space Craze” and has won more than 45 prestigious national toy design and production awards. Alise has also appeared on national and international television as a spokesperson for a variety of brands including ELLE magazine. The common thread throughout Alise’s career has been her dedication to making a positive impact on children’s lives. Her quest to combine her love of working with children together with her branding expertise, on-camera experience and passion for theatre has led Alise to spearhead the J Performing Arts Space and to pioneer Camp StarQuest and Camp StarPower, the Dallas JCC’s Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Camps.

Alise Robinson has pioneered JPAS into one of Dallas’ top year-round educational and performance-based programs for children and teenagers. Alise Robinson brings more than 20 years of experience working with youth in a variety of facets including producing children’s musical productions, coaching youth in personal development, teaching preschool, creating awarding-winning toy lines and consumer goods, licensing children’s entertainment and developing and branding children’s intellectual properties. Her accomplishments include JPAS receiving “best theater classes for aspiring actors” in Dallas Child Magazine, being named one of License! Magazine’s “top 40 under 40” licensing executives, she authored the children’s book series “Space Craze” and has won more than 45 prestigious national toy design and production awards. Alise has also appeared on national and international television as a spokesperson for a variety of brands including ELLE magazine. The common thread throughout Alise’s career has been her dedication to making a positive impact on children’s lives. Her quest to combine her love of working with children together with her branding expertise, on-camera experience and passion for theatre has led Alise to spearhead the J Performing Arts Space and to pioneer Camp StarQuest and Camp StarPower, the Dallas JCC’s Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Camps.

General Counselors

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Cate Ginsberg is a junior musical theater major at American University in DC (ask her about her favorite monument). Recently she had the opportunity to work on The Birds, which totally changed her life, as well as multiple student-written works. When she’s not onstage, you can usually find her reading, making tik toks, eating tacos, or biking. This is her 5th (!!) summer at Starquest and she’s excited to be back! See you soon!

Dalton Glenn is a rising Junior in the BFA Theatre Studies program at SMU and he’s very excited to be returning for his second year at Camp StarQuest! He has been working with the JCC and JPAS since the 2018 production of Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. and was an Assistant Stage Manager for The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition and The Lion King, Jr! He has been acting since he was seven years old and loves to see kids get so excited about the incredible world of theater. Dalton looks forward to becoming an acting teacher so that he can pass on his knowledge and his love for theater.

Grace Nobles is a rising junior in the musical theatre program at Manhattan School of Music. She is also a proud graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy’s musical theatre program, where she made her directorial debut with Piggy and the Cocktail Dress and played Bebe Benzenheimer in A Chorus Line. Other favorite roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes and Suzy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark. This will be her second summer with JPAS and she couldn’t be more excited!

Alison Thieberg is so excited to be returning to Camp StarQuest this year! She started out as an intern last year and fell in love with the kids and the program. Alison is a rising senior at Greenhill School and plans to study dance in college. She has been dancing and doing theatre since she was twelve and has performed at The Firehouse Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater, and The Pocket Sandwich Theatre. She can’t wait to meet the campers and teach them some traditional Broadway choreography!

Camp StarQuest’s Summer Production

The big reveal awaits!

So excited for this summer’s camp show on Tuesday, July 2. Click the button below to learn more and buy tickets!

Meet Our Team

Camp Director