Summer Programs

NEMPAC Offers a wide variety of full-week-long summer workshops for youth and teens, as well as one-off workshops and class sessions! From Music Theatre Troupe themed musical weeks, to Broadway Bootcamp, to Dance – we have it all!


Locations: Across the North End and Charlestown, City of Boston

Tuition Assistance: NEMPAC offers tuition assistance for lessons and classes. Students who require tuition assistance must fill out our online form and submit required documents. Applications are reviewed by an anonymous committee, and decisions will be sent to applicants via email. In order to ensure that students participating in the Tuition Assistance program have access to programming, NEMPAC opens applications in advance of general registration. Additionally, spots are reserved in classes and summer workshops for students receiving aid. The number of spots are determined before each session and dependent on class size. For summer programs, if not used, reserved spots will be released to wait list students at a predetermined date, typically a month before programming starts. For Summer 2024, this will be March 8th. 

Summer Waitlist Policy: Should a spot in a class or workshop open up, you will receive communication about the available spot via email. You are given 48 business day hours to respond. If you wish to take an open spot and enroll, full payment is due within 48 hours of acceptance. Otherwise, your spot will be opened to the next person on the waitlist. If you are not able to make full payment but still wish to enroll, we will work with you directly on a payment plan option. Due to the popularity of our week-long summer workshops, getting off the waitlist will not be solely based on first come, first serve. We will first prioritize students that were not able to get into any other weekly programs.

Summer Withdrawal Policy:

If you choose to withdraw from your workshop:

  • Prior to the Registration and Payment Deadline (May 1), tuition will be fully refunded or credited for one year, however a $30 Cancelation Fee will apply. 
  • After the Registration and Payment Deadline, no refunds or credits will be issued

Musical Theatre Workshops

9am - 4pm (Mon - Thur) and 9am - 1pm (Fri)

Grade: Ages 5 - 9

Act! Sing! Dance! In this week-long program, students will work on a short production presented at the end of the week! This years titles are “Myths & Fables Extravaganza”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, “Harry Potter”, and “Frozen”!.! After being cast in our short production, our budding performers will rotate between singing lessons, dance choreography, scene staging, and theatre games! The week will culminate in the production will be presented to family and friends.

Location: Charlestown Working Theater

July 8 – 12: Myths & Fables Extravaganza

July 15 – 19: Alice in Wonderland – FULL!

July 22 – 26: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

July 29 – August 2: Harry Potter – FULL!

August 5 – 9: Frozen – FULL!

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Junior Musical Theatre & Dance Workshops

Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

Grade: Ages 4 - 6


For our youngest movers and actors, the Musical Theatre morning and Creative Dance & Movement afternoon will be just like our school year programs, but condensed into one week! In the morning, students will explore storytelling using their’ voices, bodies and imaginations, while making characters and stories come to life! In the afternoon, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of dance, imagination, and musicality. By using games, props, and rhythm instruments, the class offers creative ways to challenge the dancer both mentally and physically.

Location: 9 Hull St, North End

June 24 – 28: Daring Detectives – Solve a Mystery!

August 12 – 16: Mythical Creatures – From Unicorns to Dragons!

August 19 – 23: Jurassic Park, Dinosaurs Rock!

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Meet the Instruments

Monday - Friday | 9am - 12:30pm

Grade: Ages 4 - 6

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Explore the world of music in our Meet the Instrument program! Each day will focus on a different instrument family with professional specialists through games, songs, crafts, and other activities! Students will have the opportunity to learn from specialists and get to listen to, touch, and interact with the instruments, while also getting group ukulele time each day! Hands on playing experience will be age appropriate and will vary depending on the instrument.

Dates: July 15 – 19

Location: 9 Hull St, North End

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PlayLab: Create, Produce, Perform

9am - 4pm (Mon - Thur) and 9am - 1pm (Fri)

Grade: Ages 8 - 10

In this week-long program, students will be guided through the process of writing, composing, producing and performing their own short original musical production. Students will be introduced to a whole new world of creative expression! These budding composers, playwrights and performers will get to explore how a play or musical is made, from the page to the stage! With the guidance of professional specialists, they’ll draft scripts, compose songs, create characters, design sound effects, costumes, and more! The week will culminate in a presentation of their work to families.

Dates: August 19 – 23

Location: Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St.

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Broadway Bootcamp

9am - 4pm (Mon - Thur) and 9am - 1pm (Fri)

Grade: Ages 11 - 14

In this week-long program, teens will have the chance to learn, rehearse and perform selections of songs, dances and scenes from some of your favorite musicals and plays! Some favorites in past years have included shows such as “Hamilton”, “Matilda”, “School of Rock”, and “Newsies” as well as some classics such as “Grease” and “Marry Poppins”. This is a wonderful opportunity for budding Broadway stars to learn more singing, dancing and acting skills with their favorite musicals. The week will culminate in a final showcase for family and friends.

Dates: August 5 – 9

Location: 9 Hull St. North End (M0n-Thur) TBD (Fri)

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Outdoor First Steps

Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15am

Grade: Ages 18 months - 3 years

Join NEMPAC for an outdoor mini-session of First Steps! It’s never too early to start dancing! Little ones are introduced to the world of dance, using creative movement, games, props, and songs. This is a great way for grown-up and child to bond through music and movement.   *Class will take place outdoors, weather permitting.

**This is a caregiver & me class! An adult must accompany their child at all times. ”

Session I (Charlestown): June 27 – July 25 (*no class 7/4)

Session II (North End): August 1 – August 22

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Outdoor Maestros & Me

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:15am

Grade: Ages 6 months - 4 years

Join NEMPAC for an outdoor mini-session of Maestros & Me! Designed for our littlest musicians and their caregiver, Maestros & Me engages babies and toddlers (Ages 6 months – 4 years) and their parents through a variety of musical and physical activities: singing, structured and creative movement, and simple instruments and props (shakers, bells, drums, scarves, etc).

*Class will take place outdoors, weather permitting

**This is a caregiver & me class! An adult must accompany their child at all times. ”

Location: Paul Revere Mall

Session I: June 26 – July 17

Session II: July 31 – August 21

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