Tag Archive for: Education

Oklahoma dream ballet next to a sunset with the title, "5 Tips for Conquering The Dance Audition."

5 Tips for Conquering the Dance Audition

                    Spring is upon us, which also means it’s audition season for the musical theatre actor!   You’ve found the perfect 16-32 bars for your vocal audition, dressed yourself in your bespoke, character-appropriate attire, brushed up on your killer monologue, and meticulously studied your sides. Everything is […]

A young student in a DCPA Dramatic Learning workshop lays on the floor with a piece of paper

Arts Exposure = Academic Excellence

Students involved in the arts are 4x more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 more likely to win an award for attendance. Children need a solid foundation to thrive, but not every child has the same building blocks. Whether it’s poverty or access or cost or simply a parent who is stretched […]

Children in acting class stand in a line, smiling

Why Take a Class Now

The last two years have taken a toll on our youth. Remote learning, mask mandates, the attrition of teachers…. Study after study shows that student’s fell behind while mental health challenges grew exponentially. While there are many ways to address these concerns, one proven way to boost academic achievement and stimulate confidence is exposure to […]

Break into voice over work by taking a class

If you are a podcast fan, you know a great podcast when you hear it, right? Or audiobook, video game, or even that voice telling you to get on the RTD Train before the doors close. A good voice over is, well, good. A great voice over is one you tell your friends about. A […]

2022 Student Playwriting Competition Finalists and Winners

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce the winning plays as part of its annual High School and Middle School Playwriting Competition, which has impacted more than 25,000 students since its inception in 2013. The DCPA’s Education & Community Engagement Department launched the playwriting program to spark interest in the […]

5 Tips for Your Next Audition

By: Madison Stout Have an audition coming up? Here are some quick auditioning tips from DCPA Casting Director Grady Soapes and Head of Acting Tim McCracken. Be prepared to the best of your ability. Know WHO you are auditioning for: Who is the director, what do you know about the theater? Know WHAT you are […]

Complementing Curriculum through Dramatic Learning

By: Megan Fevurly As schools limit the number of days per week of instruction or issue snow days due to “continued staffing shortages,” it causes families to ask: Is there a teacher supply chain crisis in Colorado? While the supply chain crisis affecting the availability of goods don’t reflect the number of teachers in schools […]

Make the Most of That New Year’s Resolution With a Class

By: Linnea Covington The new year has come and with it, a lot of us have made promises to be better, do more and stay present. But sometimes one needs a little push to achieve these goals. That’s where education comes in, and there are plenty of classes around town that can help one succeed. […]

Actors Valentina Guerra and Matthew Orduña on stage during a performance of twenty50 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Non-profit theatre and the power of giving

By Megan Fevurly   This time of year is packed with donation appeals from non-profits, both big and small. The spirit of the holiday season makes the final few weeks of the year a big push for organizations to solicit gifts. And the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is no exception. The Development Department […]

Book Stars: Setting the stage for literacy

   What would it have been like to have Charlie Brown’s teacher? Wah wah, wah wah, wah wah…  Good grief!    A good teacher guides students to learn. A great teacher makes it fun. A DCPA Teaching Artist leaves an impression to last a lifetime.    DCPA Education offers everything from acting classes to playwriting […]