Dance & Cheer Camps
Teacups & Tutus Camp
Ages 3 - 6 | May 30 - June 2 | 9 AM - 12 PM | 4-Day Camp
Who doesn’t love a tea party? Add tutus and you have the best camp ever! Tea party guests will enjoy daily classes in ballet & movement, dress-up, arts and crafts, games, and more. Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. The camp will end on the last day with a small performance for families! Campers are sure to have a Tea-riffic time!
Mermaids & Fairies Dance Camp
Ages 3 - 6 | June 5 - 9 or July 10 - 14 or July 17-21 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Whether your dancer loves to go under the sea with the mermaids or fly high with the fairies they are sure to love this magical camp! Participants will learn ballet & jazz techniques from professional teachers throughout the week. Creative stories, dress-up, crafts, and more will be a part of our week. Snacks will be provided throughout the week, but each camper should bring a labeled water bottle. You can fly or swim to the exceptional performance on the last day of camp!
Ballerinas Abroad Camp
Ages 3 - 6 | June 26 - 30 or July 31 - Aug 4 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Pack your dance bag and grab your passport as we journey around the world to explore dance! Dancers will have their passports stamped along the way and enjoy daily dance classes, snacks, crafts, and games. Campers will need to bring their own labeled water bottle. Parents will be invited to an exceptional end-of-camp performance. Bon voyage Ballerinas!
Ready, Set, GLOW! Acro Camp
Ages 6 - 10 | June 5 - 9 | 9 AM - 12 PM
What’s better than a tumbling camp? A glow-in-the-dark tumbling camp!! Campers will be sure to SHINE as they work on dance and acro technique with a certified Acrobatics Art instructor and create glo-tastic crafts! Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. Campers will have a final performance on the last day of camp that’s sure to rock, roll and glow!
Ready, Set, GLOW! Acro & Art Camp
Ages 6 - 10 | June 5 - 9 | 9 AM - 3 PM
What’s better than a tumbling camp? A glow in the dark tumbling camp!! Campers will be sure to SHINE as they work on dance and acro technique with a certified Acrobatics Art instructor and create glo-tastic crafts! Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. Campers will have a final performance on the last day of camp that’s sure to rock, roll and glow! The 2nd half of the day will include various art projects. Come make some glow in the dark art! We'll be making jewelry, sculptures, and painting our favorite acrobatic sea creature during the week with a GLOW!
Game N' Groove Hip-Hop & Acro Camp
Ages 5 - 11 | July 10 - 14 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Join your favorites from Pokémon, Sonic, Mario, and more for this awesome hip-hop and acro camp. Campers will not only get a chance to make cool crafts like creating their own Pokémon each day but there will also be a daily emphasis on basic acro and hip-hop skills & choreography. Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. Family and friends will definitely want to “Speed Me Up” to the last day of camp's final performance!
Game N' Groove Hip-Hop, Acro & Art Camp
Ages 5 - 11 | July 10 - 14 | 9 AM - 3 PM
Join your favorites from Pokémon, Sonic, Mario and more for this awesome hip-hop and acro camp. Campers will not only get a chance to make cool crafts like creating their own Pokémon but each day but there will also be a daily emphasis on basic acro and hip-hop skills & choreography. Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle and pack a lunch. Is your camper ready to level-up for an afternoon art component? Our art teacher, Ms. Melissa, is teaching character drawing along with other gamer-inspired artwork in the afternoon session. Pick up at 3pm!
Team USA Cheer Camp
Ages 5.5 - 12 | July 17 - 21 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Hey, Hey what do you say, let’s all cheer for Team USA! This exciting camp will be all things cheer and the red, white, and blue! Campers will focus on dance, cheer, and most of all FUN! Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. These energetic cheerleaders will show team spirit on the last day of camp with an all-star final performance!
**This camp is at the Coweta County Rec department. Please register through their website.**
Performing Arts & STEAM Camps
Ages 3 - 6 | July 24 - 28 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Swing on into Steppin’ Out this summer for a roaring good time! Campers will dance, tumble, sing songs, play games, and jump into the jungle for some craft time. Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. Make sure you jump into your safari-car-i and get down to the studio on the last day of camp for a fantastic performance!
Ages 3 - 6 | June 12 - 16 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Shiver me timbers! It’s time to set sail with all of your pirate matey’s this summer. Campers will focus on acting, singing, and dancing while also having time for crafts, games, and lots of swashbuckling fun. Snacks will be provided but each camper should bring their own labeled water bottle. Landlubbers will want to catch the final show on the last day of camp or they will have to walk the plank!
Camp Curious STEAM Camp
Ages 5 - 11 | June 26 - 30 | 9 AM - 12 PM
This is the week to satisfy your child's inquisitive nature. In our STEAM camp, we will explore the amazing cross-section of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art. STEAM teaches innovation, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and working as a team! Foster your child's creative and analytical side through fun experiments and art projects while they have so much fun at Steppin’ Out Performing Arts with our resident art teacher, Mrs. Melissa. We will explore chemical reactions, our solar system, the depths of the ocean, architecture, and coding, and have a blast all week long!
Full Show Camps
Ages: Rising 3rd - 12th | June 12 - June 24 | 9 AM - 3 PM | $525
Join us as we bring the story of Matilda Wormwood to life this summer! Matilda has an incredible imagination, is very clever, and has magical powers. But her unloving parents treat her horribly and wish she wasn’t there. Her school situation isn’t any better where Mrs. Trunchbull, the mean headmistress, hates children and loves to punish them. But her loveable teacher Miss Honey sees her full potential and is always rooting for and encouraging her. The fantastic script is adapted from the Roald Dahl book and the Broadway show and is full of high-energy dance numbers and amazing songs. Matilda, Jr is a full-scale musical theatre production camp!
Auditions will be held in advance of the camp (Late May 2023) and all participants will be in the show. All campers will be required to have a specific base costume before rehearsals start. A $250 deposit can be paid now to hold your spot and will be applied to the total of the camp. The final payment will be due in May. Performances of this 1-Hour show will be at the Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday, June 24. All camp participants will receive a show t-shirt included in the price.
*New This Summer-Technical Theatre Track-For any students wanting to participate in our summer production by working behind the scenes, this is for you! You will learn aspects of prop building, costumes, set and lighting design, stage management, and more. This is a great way to get hands-on experience while learning these skills in an encouraging and creative environment. Please register online for the technical track participation.
**Several Partial Scholarships are available for high school students-please email for more information.
Jungle Book, Kids
Ages: Rising K - 5th | July 17 - July 28 | 9 AM - 12 PM | $325
Join Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and other great jungle characters as they tell the story of a small orphan human raised in the jungle. With classic songs like “I Wan’na Be Like You” and “The Bare Necessities” this show will have everyone wanting to join the fun this summer. This will be a full-scale musical theatre show with costumes and set! Campers will be cast in the show and auditions will be held before camp starts.
Audition date TBA. All campers will be required to have specific base costume before rehearsals start. Performances of this 30-Minute show will be on Friday, July 28, in the evening. Camp is $325, and a $200 deposit will be paid towards this total fee.
*Please note the Friday, July 28, camp rehearsal will be in the afternoon not the morning to allow our students extra rest time before the performance.
**Summer Internships available for Grades 6 - 12 to work on Jungle Book, Kids. Please email, if interested, to apply.
Click here to view the Steppin' Out Performing Arts GA Casting Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a parent, what is my role in class?Sing, dance, and have fun! You might be surprised to hear that you are your child’s most important music teacher right now—and it doesn’t matter whether you think of yourself as a great singer or dancer. Young children develop dispositions for certain behaviors, including learning to love music, by observing and imitating their loved ones. Simply by participating enthusiastically during class and playing with the ideas at home, you’ll give your children the modeling they need to learn to love to make music. Please wait to socialize or use your cell phone until after class and instead help us create a music-only environment.
What’s expected of my child in class?At Music Together®, children are never required to sit in the circle or expected to conform to an adult’s idea of participation. We know that children learn differently from adults. They learn instinctively and constantly, through observation, interactions with adults and older children, and through imitation, play, and, especially, movement. One hallmark of Music Together® is the insight that children will naturally develop music ability simply when they are immersed in a community of families all making music. Children’s responses depend on their most dominant learning style and temperament as well as their age and developmental level. Some might follow the teacher right away. Many will simply want to watch and absorb, particularly in the first few weeks of class. Some might crawl or toddle around; others are stimulated by the music and respond more actively, running, jumping, or dancing. All are perfectly natural responses to the new, musically rich environment. Throughout the semester, your teacher will help you tune in to how your child learns best so you can support their music development in class and at home. Feel free to ask if you have questions!
How should we use the Music Together® materials?Play your songs frequently, especially during the first few weeks of class. Make the music available for your child to listen to while she is playing or before nap or bedtime. Create your Music Together® account and download the “Hello Everybody” app for digital versions of the songs and more activity ideas to try! Use the songbook to help you learn the songs and get new musical activities to use at home. If you play an instrument and want to play along, the music notation is available in the Family Music Zone®. Try using the songbook at story time!
What is the class size?Each class has between 6 and 12 registered children, plus their caregiver(s).
What if I miss a class during the semester?We offer makeup classes during each semester. Please send us a message to schedule any makeups.
Can I switch to a different class?Requests for class changes must be initiated within the first three weeks of the semester. Depending on class availability, changes are made at the discretion of the center director and teachers involved. Changes are not made after the third week of the semester.
What if I start classes after the semester begins?SOPA welcomes families at any point during the semester! However, we do not prorate for classes missed due to late registration. Instead, families are welcome to makeup class(es) during the semester
Do you offer refunds?No tuition refunds are given after classes begin.
Can we eat in class?Please feel comfortable to nurse or bottle-feed your child in class, but we ask that you not bring food or drink into classrooms. We also provide an area to nurse privately if desired.
Will classes be cancelled in inclement weather?We follow Coweta Public School Systems for weather cancellations. Should public schools close due to inclement weather, classes at SOPA will be cancelled as well. Please watch for our emails or check our Facebook page for announcements regarding weather cancellations.
Can I bring a guest or an unregistered older sibling to class?Music Together® classes may be in session when older children have a school holiday, and it is natural to want to bring them with you to class. All guests must be prearranged with the teacher to ensure adequate space is available.
Is it OK for more than one adult to come to class?Yes, parents, grandparents, or caregivers are welcome to attend class at any time—no need to ask!
Why aren’t there classes for specific age groups?Classes with children of different ages have intellectual and social benefits for both younger and older children. In fact, it’s the learning environment recommended by many early childhood researchers. Older children learn empathy and awareness of others, while developing leadership qualities and gaining self-confidence. Younger children learn by imitating the older ones and often show more complex behaviors earlier than usual. Even babies benefit by being in an environment that gives them lots of opportunities to observe the behavior of children of varying ages. Plus, it allows everyone—siblings, parents, grandparents, caregivers—to share in the musical experience together!
Do you offer gift certificates?Gift certificates toward classes can be purchased at any time. They make fabulous baby shower, birthday, or holiday gifts. Please send us a message if you’re interested in purchasing one.