Summer PATA 2020: “17 of Diamonds”

We have made the difficult decision to cancel traditional Summer PATA this year. With the current state of the world, we felt like it was the only decision to make, and believe that it is the only way we can ensure the safety of our performers and staff during these unprecedented times. While we are very sad that Summer PATA will not run as planned, we are already writing songs for our brand new original musical, “17 of Diamonds,” for next summer!

In the meantime, we’re hosting Summer PATA Virtual Workshop Week from July 27th – July 31st with incredible masterclasses from professionals from all over the world! Click here for more information. 


Summer PATA Information

Students Ages 7-18

Dates: July 13 – August 2, 2020
Location: Dallas Performing Arts Center
2030 Conyngham Ave
Dallas, PA 18612
Camp Hours
Ages 7-11: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday (Individuals in the younger age group may be selected to remain until 6:00 PM based on experience, training, and role in the show)
Ages 12-18: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday
Performances: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6PM
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 6PM
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2PM

Sign up early to reserve your spot. Early Bird Rate is available until June 1, 2020. Click here for more information about tuition rates. Immediate family member discount of $25.00 available for siblings (first child is full price at either rate). Tuition includes vocal training, dance instruction, acting and drama coaching, as well as rhythm and music appreciation. All materials are included (music, scripts, theater materials, as well as a professional headshot and a custom-designed t-shirt). Snacks will be provided daily. Lunch option will be available at an extra charge.
A nonrefundable deposit of $75 is due at the time of registration. You may choose to pay in full at the time of registration or payments can be made in installments. The number of possible installments depends on the date of registration.

EXCITING PLANS for 2020: Performers have the option to stay in Dallas, PA during Summer PATA! Performers and PATA’s designated residential staff will be staying at Nittany commons (42 Nittany Drive, Dallas, PA 18612) – beautiful apartments that are just a few minutes away from the Dallas Performing Arts Center. Room, board, meals, additional training including access to private instruction, as well as evening and weekend activities are available to performers who choose the overnight option. For more information about the overnight option, click here!

This summer you can look forward to a brand new original musical, “17 of Diamonds,” with script and lyrics by O.R. Barone, and music by the PATA songwriting team! The PATA Leadership Program will return this year, offering assistantships to performers ages 14-18. Those accepted into the PATA Leadership Program will receive half-tuition scholarships and access to performance training and a role in the show.
For more information, click here!

PATA will continue to tailor instruction to all experience levels (beginner to advanced). Performers can sign up to be part of a dance, voice, or acting strand. All performers will receive training in all three areas, but specific instruction will be tailored to a performer’s choice of performance strand. Intensive, advanced training in one of the six performance strands is available and will be determined based on audition during the first two days of camp. Following their success last year, PATA is excited to offer special courses this year during camp. These courses include muscle physiology and healing, stretching and conditioning, creative movement, light and sound design/tech, team-building and creative expression of emotion through art, acting in front of the camera, character voices, and writing monologues.

Scholarship: A limited number of scholarships will be available. Performers interested must complete an application and submit an essay and talent video sample. All applications are due by April 1, 2020. Applicants must register and pay the $75 nonrefundable deposit. Click here to apply!

Contact: For more information contact us.

Click here to register.