Children’s Performing Arts is empowering youth to thrive on life's stage!
"In a country that is inundated with sports programs, it is refreshing to have an arts organization like Children's Performing Arts for our kids--a place where they can develop skills and discover what theater is all about. I am so grateful to CPA; it has had a profound and significant impact on Emma. What she has learned through Children's Performing Arts will benefit her for a lifetime." - Cindy Nelson, parent
Children's Performing Arts is a youth development and leadership organization that helps young people, from pre-school to high school aged, grow as artists and individuals. We offer every participant theatrical experiences that enhance self-confidence, personal growth, group collaboration and problem-solving skills.
CPA is unique among youth theater organizations. Unlike other theaters, we never cut by audition; every student who registers for a CPA program is given a role, and our teaching artists work tirelessly to find ways for every participant to shine. Students in our programs learn that every part is important and every individual has a unique role to play.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented CPA with unprecedented challenges. When we had to cancel programs we lost a significant portion of our revenue. Moreover we were unable to bring young people together to learn, create, and perform. But amid the challenges have come opportunities. Over the past year we have implemented exciting, innovative virtual and hybrid programs. And in the coming year we'll continue to provide a platform for students to live and dream--even if looks different than in the past. We'd love to have you join us.
To learn more about CPA, check out our Facebook page or visit us at www.childrensperformingartsmn.org.
Thank you for giving youth a place to grow!
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