It was a
remarkable, artful summer

SFArtsED Summer 2014 was a blast! The students were inspiring, and the work they created with their artist teachers was unbelievable. We're already looking forward to next summer. If you'd like to be sure you're on our mailing list for summer info, please sign up here.

The final production of Broadway Bound was an original revue called A Gershwin Portrait, a celebration of the work of George and Ira Gershwin performed at the Little Theatre on campus at San Francisco State University. We were going to post some highlights of the show, but with a running time of only 35 minutes, we can confidently say the entire show was a highlight. Please enjoy the work of these extraordinary students and their equally extraordinary artist teachers.



As in past years, we offer three two-week sessions of:

  • Exploration camp for ages 6-9 – an exhilarating mix of visual and performing arts.
  • Broadway Bound is musical theater camp for ages 9-14.

And one two-week session of:

  • Joe Goode Performance Group: Inspired Bodies offers a two-week dance-theater intensive for students 8-12 during Session Three. 

SFArtsED Summer schedule 2014

Session One: June 9-20 (registration closed)
Session Two: June 23-July 3 (registration closed)
Session Three: July 7-18 (registration closed) 


  • Exploration camp is on campus at Glen Park Elementary School, 151 Lippard Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94131.
  • Broadway Bound and the Joe Goode Performance Group workshop are on campus at Rooftop Alternative School (Mayeda Campus), 500 Corbett Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.

DOWNLOAD AN ENROLLMENT FORM. And here's some good news: there has been no camp session price increase from last year.

or REGISTER ONLINE. You may also register over the phone with a friendly human (Camp Registrar Kathleen Moore) by calling 415-551-7990.



Here are the artistic programs we’re offering in SFArtsED Summer 2014.

EXPLORATION > ages 6-9

Session One, June 9-20; Session Two, June 23-July 3; Session Three July 7-July 18
Our Exploration program for younger campers includes an exhilarating, daylong blend of everything from rhythms and dance to drawing and sculpting, from instrument making to contemporary dance. Full-day Exploration sessions are taught by enthusiastic professional artists who understand how best to help children spark their own creativity by investigating a broad array of arts disciplines. Subjects also include a wide array of theater and circus arts. Each session offers a new variation on the performing and visual arts, keeping the mix varied and exciting. Every day, children enjoy structured and unstructured activities both indoors and outdoors. At a showcase on the last day of each session, these young artists present their proud new skills and creations for family and friends.

BROADWAY BOUND > ages 9-14
Session One, June 9-20; Session Two, June 23-July 3; Session Three July 7-July 18
Full-day performing artists participate in our Broadway Bound program, which challenges young people with strong interest in theater. Classes will train the “triple threat” performer in singing, dancing and acting. Session One’s muisc will focus on Broadway classics such as West Side Story and The Sound of Music, while Session Two brings focus to contemporary classics like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hairspray. Session Three offers something new this year: a vocal intensive called Staging the Voice focusing on voice and performance with favorite songs from stage and screen.

Enrollment in a Broadway Bound session is a prerequisite for consideration for being invited to join the SFArtsED Players musical theater company.

Each Broadway Bound session culminates with showcase performances on the last day. Workshops and classes are conducted by a faculty of mid-career theater artists. Families and friends will be amazed at the number of songs, theatrical scenes and dances performed at the end of these exciting two-week sessions.


Session Three, July 7-18
After a smashing success the last two summers, Joe Goode Performance Workshop returns with an accessible, age appropriate intensive called Inspired Bodies. Campers dance, sing and create. They surprise themselves with their own imaginations. Maybe they’ll grow a tail or discover their superpowers, find their voice or color in their own stories. Guided and taught by company members and teaching artists from the award-winning Joe Goode Performance Group, this workshop interweaves body and mind and activates the physical imagination. Students are encouraged in the creation of their own unique movement vocabulary as well as collaborative construction of dances. Classes will include voice, song and word play to engage and enrich the creative process, and the explorations culminate in an informal performance at the end of the session.



This is what having an artful summer looks like. Check out the photo galleries from SFArtsED Summer 2013. 

SFArtsED Summer 2013 Photo Galleries:


SFArtsED Summer: blasts from the past.

Sometimes, if you're lucky, students become teachers.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the SFArtsED summer production is the added collabortion of former SFArtsED students and the younger performers. In addition to working with the best professional artists out there, the Broadway Bound program welcomes back SFArtsED alumni to tackle lead roles in the summer musical and serve as mentors to members of the Players musical theater troupe and to the novice Broadway Bound students. It's an extroardinary partnership, and you'll see the results in Guys and Dolls, performed July 22 at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (showtime is 8pm) and on July 25 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (showtime is 7:30pm). For ticket information, click here.
Now let our alumni stars tell you more.


Inspiration comes in many forms.
For Broadway Bound students in Session 2, inspiration took the form of five boys who share the role of Billy Elliot in the touring production of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot: The Musical. With thanks to SHN, the five Billys spent an afternoon with our students doing warm-up routines, teaching dance steps and sharing insight into the life of a professional performer. Don Sanchez of ABC KGO-TV was there and filed this report: