Click here to register for our incredible 2016 Summer Camps/Classes. Check out the descriptions below for more information.

Upcoming Camps: 

Broadway at the Paramount Basic BW Draft4DMR Summer Musical Theatre Intensive –  Broadway at the Paramount
This is THE CAMP they’ve been talking about all over town, the only camp that is NOT a new announcement (spaces are EXTREMELY limited)
August 8-12 at Peabody School, August 13 at the Paramount Theatre
*Production starring Broadway Performers and featuring our DMR Students takes place at 7:00PM at the historic Paramount Theatre on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA

This camp is not just any theatre camp, itʼs the MOST INCREDIBLE SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE for grades 2-college that you will find in Virginia! Campers will train in singing, acting, dancing, and audition technique, and and will have the opportunity to train with multiple Broadway Teaching Artists. We will walk the red carpet, and you will get to see your child perform on stage at the Paramount Theatre, alongside our Broadway performers.

Grades 2-6 M-F from 9-2, Sat. call time is 1:00* ($395)
Grades 7-College M-F from 11-5, Sat. call time is 11:00* ($430)


On-Camera-Acting-IntensiveOn Camera Acting Intensive (A Collaboration between DMR Adventures and The Actor’s Training Studio with Jon Emm)
August 15-19, 9AM-3:00 ($360)
Open to rising 4th grade and up, younger students with permission/audition only.

Our On-Camera Acting Intensive focuses on heightening your auditioning skills and acting technique, utilizing actual sides from recent Film, TV  and Commercial auditions. Students will have the opportunity to work on-camera, and to see and adjust their work after playback. Students will come out of this camp with properly formatted acting resume, an understanding of auditioning for and working on television and film, and knowledge about the hard work that goes on behind the camera.  Team Teaching by professional actors and teaching artists, Melissa Charles (DMR Adventures) and Jon Emm (The Actor’s Training Studio with Jon Emm), with assistance from Bernard Hankins (Cypher, winner of TEDx competition, and closing speaker at this year’s conference).

Past 2016 Camp info


Mowgli’s Musical Adventure
June 13-June 17, 9AM-12:30PM ($180)
Class presentation at noon on Friday, June 17  at the DMR Studio (1117 E Market Street)
Open to rising 1st graders and up!
Campers will explore the characters and story from Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel, The Jungle Book, in this musical theatre class.  Directed by award-winning professional actor/director, Melissa Charles this mini-camp will challenge and delight students. Students will gain confidence in singing, acting, and dancing, and will have the opportunity to put their work into performance for family and friends, complete with costumes, props and set!
Final class performance will take place at noon on Friday, June 17.

Camp-Cabaret-Logo-with-backgroundCamp Cabaret
taught by Melissa Charles, Heather Hightower, and accompanist TBA, with NYC guest teaching artists
June 13-June 17, 1PM-5PM ($225)
*Performance at 5:00 on Friday, June 17 at the DMR Studio (1117 E Market Street)
Open to rising 4th grade and up, younger students with permission/audition only

Learn how to present an exciting evening of music through a cabaret theme that students choose with their fellow cast members. Students will work on group songs and solos, and will spend time with professional coaches from the area, as well as with NYC Cabaret Artists via Skype. Camp size is strictly limited to 12 students.

June 20-24, 9AM-2PM  ($275)
*Performance at 1:00 on Friday, June 24 at the DMR Studio (1117 E Market Street)
Open to rising 3rd grade and up, younger students with permission/audition only

Campers will learn songs and dances inspired by the Fox television hit, GLEE!, and will have the opportunity to perform for family and friends at the end of the camp.  At Gleeked Out Camp, young adults will be immersed in their favorite songs as they work on both large and small group numbers. They will be coached in healthy vocal technique and style, stage presence, choreography, movement and staging. Many of their numbers will be coached and choreographed by other young adults! Interested students also have the opportunity to submit a song or dance for consideration and to be involved in the staging of that number. Gleeked Out Camp provides kids with a chance to form friendships and confidence in a challenging, supportive setting, while giving them skills to bring back to their own school theater groups, choruses and glee clubs.


July 11-15, 1PM-5PM  ($225)

*Performance at 4:00 on Friday, July 15 at the DMR Studio (1117 E Market Street)
Open to rising 5th grade and up, younger students with permission/audition only

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Lin Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking Broadway hit Hamilton, an inspiring example of wordplay. In this new DMR camp, Word/Play, campers will deconstruct classic and contemporary scripts, poetry, and music to create their own exciting performance. A combination of traditional acting techniques mixed with storytelling, spoken word, and hip hop makes this an unique educational experience for aspiring actors and writers. Campers will take away from Word/Play the skills to quickly analyze and breakdown text, tools to improve cold reading skills, the ability to improv and think on their feet, and the basics to enhance brainstorming and creativity. Word/Play will be led by the closing speaker in the Tedx conference, Bernard Hankins, with assistance from DMR Artistic Director, Melissa Charles.



Noble-Gnarble-logo-full-Mini-Musical Camp, The Journey of the Noble Gnarble
August 1-5, 9AM-2PM  ($275)

(early bird pricing of $220 ends June 13)
*Performance at 1:00 on Friday, August 5 at the DMR Studio (1117 E Market Street)
Open to rising K-5 students

This mini-musical theatre camp will be led by professional actor/director/choreographer, Becca Vourvoulas, along with a the wonderful Tara Scott as Music Director. Students will learn about acting, singing, dancing, and teamwork in the form of putting on a production, The Journey of the Noble Gnarble. The ocean floor is filled with the rarest of creatures, but none are as rare as gnarbles. Their fins are small, their tails are floppy, and they have never strayed far from their homes…until now. Journey of the Noble Gnarble is a story of a little gnarble with a big dream, who tries to make it past doubting blyfish, sneaky subbalubbles, and hungry plinks on his way to the surface of the sea. Along the way he befriends the glinny glims who teach him the importance of positivity and determination!