The Monterey County Theatre Alliance promotes awareness and appreciation of the quality and diversity of local live theatre by acting as a liaison between venues, artists and the public.
Ballet Intensive for Intermediate Students,
June 11-15 
Bravo meets Brava at CAPA!
 
 Join Matthew Dibble and Philip Pegler in an explosive week-long ballet summer intensive, June 11-15, 2018 at the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts, Mission and 8th, Carmel. Kelly Regan joins this dynamic team adding Pilates and body conditioning.
 
Dibble joins the team from his home in St. Louis where he commutes to NYC and he has danced with the Twyla Tharp Company since Ms. Tharp discovered him at the Royal Ballet in 1995. Pegler trained with the Royal Ballet, Harid Conservatory and Vaganova Academy, and teaches at Carmel Academy of Performing Arts. Regan teaches at the Nexus Studio with owner Hiromi Ozawa-Miller and is a certified Pilates Instructor. Age 9-Adult, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


  Treat your child to a week of fantasy-filled mornings at the Royal Princess Academy!! Throughout the week children will experience a life of royalty as they explore the world of imagination through dance and play. Mornings will include Dramatic Play & Story Time, Crafts, Creative Ballet Dance, an Introduction to Etiquette and more! Princesses may invite their family and friends to a magical tea party with a dance presentation and royal treats on Friday at 11 a.m. Tuition: $250 per Princess. Tuition includes materials fee. Ages 3-6 years, 9:30 - 11:30 am
  Royal Princess Academy
June 18 - 22
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


 Join us for this exciting adventure into dance and theatre. Beginning and intermediate students will explore and expand upon the basics of Ballet & Jazz dance in addition to Lyrical, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Voice, Acting, Acrobatics, Arts and Crafts, Musical Theatre, Choreography and more!

CAPA’s remarkable dance and theatre staff know just how to bring out the best in each camper. 51/2-year-olds may register as Juniors with pre- approval. Students present their new skills in Friday’s AWESOME Camp Show for friends and family at 2 p.m. Tuition: $350 per camper.

Junior Camp, ages 6-8
Senior Camp, ages 9 -14
9:30 am- 3:00 pm
   
Dance and Theatre Camp
June 26-30
  
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


   CAPA Couture Sewing and Runway Camp
July 9-13
When you are at the mall do you ever think, “too bad this doesn’t come in blue” or “where are the exciting designs”? In this one- week, jam-packed camp, you will learn the basics of the sewing machine and create skirts, hats, scarves and more. In preparation for the Friday fashion show of YOUR garments, you will have daily classes to develop your runway style of walk, attitude and presentation. Cameras ready? This is fashion week in Carmel! Tuition: $300 per camper plus $40 materials fee. ages 9 and up  11:30am - 3:00 pm  
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


    
Super Hero Camp
July 9 - 13
  Step into the fantasy of comic book myth, mystery and mayhem, all safely within the strong fortress of the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts. Your super hero will battle to be the best with movement classes designed around saving the world! Starting your week as your favorite costumed hero or heroine, your super- powered, independent young adventurer will develop their powers, learn super stunts and magical dance moves sure to inspire. Having fun is the name of this week while your camper saves the day with their power. This Marvel-ous week of camp promises not to expose your child to radioactive powers, life-size bugs or unnecessary mystical revelations! Ages 3-6, 9:30 am- 11:30 am, Tuition: $250 per dancer.  
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


    Circus, Circus Camp
July 16 - 20
 Explore life under the Big Top with tumbling! Spaces fill up quickly so enroll now! Tuition: $250 per camper.
Age 3-6
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


    Circus and Silk Camp
July 16 - 20
In this comprehensive circus skills camp, students will learn the fundamentals of aerial silk and aerial hoop. Aerial silk training uses long lengths of fabric for various wrap hangs and drops resulting in a breathtaking combination of strength and beauty. Students will learn basic climbs, locks, poses, and inversions. Along with the aerial skill, students will explore Cirque de Soleil- style makeup techniques. A show-stopping performance at the end of the week allows your students to share what they have learned. Tuition: $300 per camper. age 7 -16  
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


     Mini Company Camp and Dane Company Prep
July 23 - 27  
  Mini Company Camp and Dance Company Prep is a special class we are offering to help dancers work on those specific skills and tricks required to try out for Dance Company. Current Mini Company members will take a cue from professional dancers and continue to perfect their technique. Good technique is what separates the good dancers from the best dancers. Our company members will learn new steps with a strong emphasis on the skill of the movement. Jumps, turns and basic technique will be included in the class curriculum. Classes will be designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of these specific moves. Tuition: $250  
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


  CAPA Contemporary and Hip Hop Lab
July 20 - Aug 3
CAPA’s Contemporary and Hip Hop Lab is a one-week intensive designed to expose students to the best instructors from Los Angles to the Bay Area. These educators work around the world with young dancers and professionals and the dancer is encouraged to formulate important industry relationships that will help them with potential career opportunities and strengthen their current technique, improvisational capabilities and choreographic understanding. Tuition: $435, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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MCTA Producing Member

California Academy of Performing Arts
Mission St & 8th Ave
Carmel, California
​, 93908
(831) 624-3729


Nutcracker, a Monterey Pennisula Tradition
Dec 7 - 9 
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MCTA Producing Member
Dance Kids of
Monterey County 
Sunset Center, Cottage #17
San Carlos Street at 10th Ave.,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6225
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: (831) 622-9008
Fax: (831) 218-1293

Email: [email protected]
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http://dancekids.org/

Dance Kids of Monterey County is celebrating 25 years of “The Nutcracker” on stage!

Our popular “Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition,” will be performed Dec. 7-9 at the Sunset Center in Carmel. Once again, the annual ballet will feature the 39-member Monterey County Pops! symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Carl Christensen. And, for the first time, the production will feature a children’s choir performing onstage during Act I’s “Dance of the Snowflakes.”
Hundreds of volunteer hours are required to produce this yearly holiday extravaganza.  The elegant gala and silent auction kicks off the celebratory weekend and is followed by an exceptional Sugar Plum Fairy Champagne and Tea Party on Sunday before the matinee. Kudos to the chairwomen and their tireless committees, who are all dedicated to excellence.  The classic tradition of “The Nutcracker” is supported by incredible moms and dads, friends of Dance Kids and a strong board of directors leading the charge.
From the grace and beauty of the pre-professional dancers to the youngest 4-year-old, the cast becomes a family, with the older students lending a hand to the “littles,” helping each other into their complex tutus and reviewing choreography to assure everything is as close to perfection as possible.