Summer Camp

If you are looking for fun and educational activities for your child this summer, The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center is offering an array of SUMMER CAMPS. 


Parents, please use the grade your child will be in for Fall 2016 school year.

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Click here for Application and Scholarship Form.

Instructor: Lori Nolen

Monday - Friday May 23 – 27 2016 (class at Pottery Studio)

  • PreK-K Grades: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • 1st-2nd Grades: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 3rd-4th Grades: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 5th-8th Grades: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $85

Classes will consist of an introduction to basic pottery skills of pinching, coil-building, slab construction, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The student will also be introduced to various glazing and firing processes. Classes are limited to 10 students per class. 

Instructor: Laura DeVille

Monday – Friday May 23 - 27 2016

  • 4th - 8th Grades: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $85

Drawing classes for Summer Camp are introductory level for kids grades 4th-8th. Students will explore the Elements of Art while learning fundamental techniques in drawing. They will be introduced to various drawing media, including graphite, charcoal, and pen & ink. Through demonstration, hands-on application, and seeing examples of artists’ work, the students will broaden their knowledge of technical skills and of artists and art movements. Classes are limited to 10 students per class.

Instructor: Jim Veneman

Monday - Friday May 23 - 27 2016

  • 3rd-8th Grades: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $85

When it comes to making an excellent photograph, did you know that the camera is far less important than the one holding it? It's true. Over these five days you will experience how to SEE more creatively. You will use your imagination to go beyond selfies and capture truly fascinating photographs. The digital photography summer camp is a guaranteed great time, and it might just change the way you see the world around you.

Special note **Digital Cameras will be provided for this camp!

Instructor: Jim Veneman 2016

Thursday, Friday, Saturday ONLY May 26, 27 & 28

Thursday and Friday: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $85

Amazing photographs happen when your heart, mind and eye work together. Yes, the camera does play a role, but the primary ingredients are your own creativity and imagination. During these three sessions you will be challenged to see your subjects in new ways, and to make images from a fresh, new perspective. Current trends and the exciting challenges found in photography will be a part of each session. You will not just be sitting on the sidelines listening to presentations. You will be involved in projects that will help you see beyond the surface of the world around you. This camp is for photographers of any skill level. Whether you've just begun or have been using your digital camera for years, the camp will move you forward in your pursuit of finer photographs.

Students are responsible for having own digital photo taking device. (point-and-shoot, DSLR or cell phone camera)

Instructors: Andrea Cottrill,  Kristin Klonowski, & Beth Operia as Assistant

Monday – Friday June 13 - 17 2016

  • 1st - 3rd Grades: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • 4th - 6th Grades: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday June 20 - 23

  • Entire cast – 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Free Public Performance on:  Thurs., June 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Registration and Auditions on Thursday, June 2 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. This is a come and go event. All students need to audition, they will read/sing from script, nothing needs to be prepared. Contact us if unable to audition.

Cost: $100

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Through team work we will put together a musical production in a short amount of time. Participants will be coached in music learning and performance techniques, choreography, singing, character development, and staging. Our time together will culminate with a performance on the Dixie stage. Dixie Youth Theatre shirt included! 

Instructor: Amy Martin 2016

​Class information to be announced

To register for Kindermusik please contact Amy at: or 901-491-9730.

  • Application and Scholarship Form available at The Dixie Box Office or on this page.
  • Application, Scholarship Form and payment due: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 but some classes may fill early! 
  • Special note: Theatre Camp has auditions on Thursday, June 2 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. This is a come and go event. All students need to audition, they will read/sing from script, nothing needs to be prepared.
  • Parents please use the grade your child will be in for Fall 2016 school year.  
  • Entrance for these camps will all be at the lower level of The Dixie except for pottery at Mudslinger studio.  
  • Make checks payable to The Dixie. 
  • Sorry, no sibling or additional child discounts.

Participant Rules

  1. Participants are expected to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before class is scheduled to begin. The teacher needs time in between classes to clean and prepare for the next class.
  2. Parents/guardians must be prompt in the pickup of students.
  3. No food, gum, or drink is allowed at The Dixie or in the Mudslingers studio.
  4. Please notify the instructor if you will be missing a class. Projects that take place during your absence can not be made up.
  5. The Dixie reserves the right to dismiss and not enroll participants for the following reasons: financial account not current, disruptive behavior, disrespect to the instructor, disregard to instructions, and possession of tobacco, alcohol, drugs or weapons.
  • 191 Court Square
  • Huntingdon, Tennessee 38344
  • (731) 986-2100