09 Feb 2022

Arts Programs on Nantucket

White Heron Theatre Company 

Dates: July 5 – August 7, Monday through Thursday 9:30am-4:30pm, Friday 9:30am-12:30pm

The White Heron Student Company allows young artists to be immersed in high level musical theatre training led by a skilled team of theater professionals of all backgrounds who work at top companies nationwide. Students take advanced acting courses in the mornings follows by rehearsals for a devised showcase int he afternoons. We also offer additional performance opportunities for all 2022 Student Company members and all student company alumni in our new “Late Night Cabaret” series. The student company will explore a plethora of contemporary and classic musical theatre styles combined with a solid emphasis on current trends, from those on Broadway to those in the music scene off the stage. And, long after summer ends, the education faculty will be there to help guide ambitious young theatre artists in their professional and personal aspirations. Click the link above to learn more and apply.


Theatre Workshop of Nantucket 

Dates: July 12 – August 12; Tuesday through Friday, 10am-2pm. Ages 13-18.

This is a five-week program in which students will work on a full-scale production of Freaky Friday: The Musical directed and choreographed by theatre veteran, Jennifer Hemmphill. Jenn played Donna in Theatre Workshop’s 2017 production of Mamma Mia! and spent three years performing int he show on Broadway and two additional years on the national tour. Students will also work closely with a professional music director in a show supported by the professional TWN creative team and staff. It will culminate with performances on our stage at Bennett Hall. Students will work in a series of master classes with Broadway actor, Grammy nominee, and Workshop regular Heidi Blickenstaff, along with other theatre professionals. Click the link above to learn more and register.


Dreamland Stage Company 

Dates: Ranging from June 27 – August 31, ages 4-21

Dreamland Kids Sessions (Ages 4-8)

Dreamland Kids will create magical moons, starry skies, dreamcatchers, wind-chimes and more as they embark on the great adventure of play-making.

Dreamland Youth Sessions (Ages 8-18)

Young actors hone their capabilities and strengths as performers as they work with our team of director/choreographers, and music directors to rehearse and perform a full-scale musical production. This summers productions are “Madagascar Jr.” and “Into the Woods Jr.”

Dreamland Teen Sessions (Ages 13-21)

Our most rigorous program for performers, Dreamland Teens, is designed for students ready to take their skills to the next level as they work to perform a full-scale professional musical production of “Working.”


Nantucket Community Music Center 

Ages 5+

The Nantucket Community Music Center offers a range of programs for children, teens and adults. Young students ages 5-9 can join “Piano Adventures” an intro to piano, students 12+ can join a Rock Band camp experience, or students can take private or semi-private classes. More programs and details to come.


Nantucket Island School of Design & The Arts 

Ages 3-103

NISDA offers a variety of art classes and workshops for kids, teens, and adults. Topics include photography, creativity and design, interdisciplinary curriculum, clay classes, painting, and drawing, kinder arts, and generations together. Click the link above to learn more about what is available for kids and teens this summer.


Artist’s Association of Nantucket 

Ages: All Ages

The Artist’s Association of Nantucket offers year-round art education for students of all ages and levels. The Visual Arts Cetner is home to our “greener” eco-friendly studios for ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, children’s classes, rental studios, a gallery, and resident apartment. We believe that active participation and learning experiences in the arts are essential to building a vibrant community and more compassionate world. Click the link above to learn more about the different programs offered.


Nantucket Ballet

Ages: 3+

Nantucket Ballet has been dedicated to providing the highest quality dance instruction for students year-round since 2014. We think it’s important to challenge students technically and artistically and hope to inspire joy in movement at every age and level. The summer session will run from June 27th to August 26th. We offer classes for all ages including Tiny Toes (dance and crafts for ages 3+), Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary Dance, Private Lessons, and Dance Fitness Classes. Click the link above to learn more about the different programs offered.

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