Summer Acting Academy


DAT’s Summer Acting Academy
DMACC Ankeny Theatre’s Summer Acting Academy is a two-week acting intensive workshop for students entering or exiting 9th-12th grades. Students will train with multiple faculty members in DAT’s professionally oriented Theatre Department, all of which have professional experience in major markets. DAT’s academic program offers both a Theatre Transfer Major with surrounding four-year institutions, as well as an Acting Certificate Program. Students enrolled in the Summer Acting Academy will have the opportunity to learn about fundamental acting skills, train in techniques with multiple faculty members and current DMACC students, while also rehearsing material to perform for friends and family at the end of the two-week session.

Summer ‘22 Academy
All Academy activities will be held in person
In the Black Box Theatre in Building 5 on the Ankeny Campus

Dates for the Summer ‘22 Academy are as follows:
July 25-29, August 1-5
Classes will be Monday-Friday from 9am - 5pm
There will be an hour lunch break, you are asked to provide your own lunch.
August 5th will have students perform for friends and family at 7pm

Registration opens May 5 and will close June 24​. There is a $50 participation fee which includes a t-shirt. Scholarships are available to cover the participation fee and can be requested on the registration form or by contacting us at More information will be provided after registration.​