Programs We Offer

Education and Engagement Through the Arts

From musical theatre opportunities to our Ballet Folklórico contest, we offer students of all ages the opportunity to explore their creativity while gaining life-long skills.

Open Stages

Introducing Students to Professional Live Performances

Open Stages expands opportunities for middle and high school students to experience professional live performances — a first for many. Through pre-show workshops taught by local teaching artists, students also explore themes within the show.

Backstage Spotlight

Hands-On Stage Production for High Schoolers

Backstage Spotlight offers high schoolers hands-on stage production experience. Ideal for students interested in pursuing a theatre career, they develop portfolios throughout the program to help them demonstrate their stage technician abilities to colleges and future employers.

Students working at tables at Backstage Spotlight

Disney Musicals in Schools

Empowering 3rd-5th Grade Students Through Musical Theatre

Students at select schools collaborate with professional teaching artists to create 30-minute Disney KIDS musicals. Working collaboratively, participants develop a wide range of skills, including communication, critical thinking and self-confidence.

Virtual Monologue Competition

Expand Your Acting Skills and Earn a Cash Prize

High schoolers can submit a 60-second monologue for the chance to win $1,000. Ideal for students pursuing theater in college, the top 10 finalists receive one-on-one coaching.

A teen boy gives a monologue onstage

The North Texas Ballet Folklórico Contest

A Showcase Celebrating Mexican Folk Dance

Students from elementary to high school are invited to step — or spin — into this exciting competition. Celebrating the rich heritage of Mexico, professional dancers judge participants on technical prowess, athleticism and artistic interpretation.

Young Women’s Leadership Conference

Developing Skills for Future Leaders

This annual conference invites successful, empowering and engaging women to facilitate breakout sessions to promote critical thinking, problem solving, communication, self-confidence and interpersonal skills.