Camps, Classes, & Workshops

Children’s Performing Arts offers a variety of educational offerings in addition to our mainstage season. These range from weekly classes, week-long camps, and even one-time workshops. The goal of these offerings is to provide students a place to keep developing their interests and skills outside of the production environment. While some educational offerings may have a performance component associated with them, the goal of these offerings is to focus on process rather than a product. Learn more about our classes in the video below!


Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Saturday Morning Drop-In

Registration Now Open!
Grades: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Dates: Bi-Weekly from September 23rd-May 25th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25

Pizza Performance Pop Ups

Registration Now Open!
Grades: 6th-10th
Dates: Once Monthly on Saturdays Starting September 23rd
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $25
Director: Maddie Ripperger, Clare Rolinger, Sonja Thorson, and Guests

Creative Dramatics: Yes Chef!

Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 10th-14th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Broadway Bound: Disney Villains

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 3rd-5th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 17th-21st
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Broadway Bound: Jukebox Musicals

Grades: Entering 6th-8th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 17th-21st
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205

Yer a Wizard!

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Clare Rolinger and Maddie Ripperger

Behind the Scenes: Design Studio

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205

Mini Production Camp: How I Became A Pirate

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 8th - July 25th
Time: Mondays-Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Performance(s): July 24th at 6:30 PM and July 25th at 2:00 PM
Location: Forest Lake High School
Cost: $305
Director: TBD

Creative Dramatics: Fun With Fancy Nancy

Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 8th-12th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Create a Play: Shipwrecked!

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Claire Chenoweth

Put Your Story Center Stage: CPA Variety Show

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Creative Dramatics: Avengers Assemble!

Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 22nd-26th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Jeffrey Nolan

Page to Stage: Camp Halfblood (A Collaboration with White Bear Center for the Arts)

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Jackson Hoemann

One Act Play: Hamlet Abridged (And Possibly Improved?)

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 12:30-4:30 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $275
Director: Claire Chenoweth

Creative Dramatics: Seuss on the Loose

Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 5th-9th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205

Blast from the Past: Wildwood Amusement Park (Collaboration with the White Bear Historical Society)

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger and Rheanna O'Brien

YES AND! Intro to Improv

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger