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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 is NOW open  – you must be a J member or join as a Camp Friend to register for summer camp.

Camp StarQuest begins with a morning POW-WOW, then campers spend the morning doing specialty activities which include Voice, Acting and Dance.  After Lunch, campers participate in a daily group meditation and then spend the afternoon in rehearsals.

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AGES:

Kids entering grades 3 -9

SESSION DATE: 

  • 4-week session: 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: 

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

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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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Logan Beutel is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University majoring in Theatre and is double minoring in Musical Theatre and Health Management. He also works as a professional ballroom dancer and instructor. Logan is elated to be a part of this experience teaching young artists!

Grant is thrilled to be working with this incredible program this summer! Grant grew up spending his summers in similar camps and they truly are some of his best memories. He is a recent graduate of Parish Episcopal school where he was a frequent actor, designer, and director of many productions. He just completed staging his first two-act play entitled “Caged”. Grant has also been involved in local community theatre including East Dallas Arts, The Rotunda Theatre Series, and is a former employee of North Texas Performing Arts. Grant intends to pursue a theatre education in college.

Megan Muscato is a current student at SMU majoring in Theatre with a concentration in Acting and minors in musical theatre and education. Outside of school, she teaches partner and ballroom dance lessons at Lone Star Ballroom in McKinney. Performance Art has always been a huge part of her life so she is so grateful to Alise and the JCC for the opportunity to be a part of the StarQuest team!

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