Dakota Players

Tours 

We are dedicated to the idea that drama is an integral part of the human experience

Dakota Players creates incredible musicals and performing arts workshops for kids K - 12 and travels with costumes, lights, & sound. Over a week, participants learn the show and perform for friends and family. Bring Dakota Players to your town to spark creativity, promote healthy expression, and ignite imaginations!

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"What an awesome experience for my 1st grader! She had an absolute blast and couldn't stop talking about it!

Great job to everyone involved!" ~Hoven, SD

I'm merely trying to analyze the complexity of your entire process! WOW! 5 days, 50-ish kids, scripts, songs, form and function, poem and prose, meter and rhyme. You whisked in and whipped up a small theatre company in a professional, kind, and especially FUN manner and atmosphere. My two children had an amazing experience and 

have fallen in LOVE with the stage" ~Janice, Rapid City

Virtual Residency Options

Available NOW!

Zoom-Away Camp

Oceti Sakowin & Dakota Players Theatre Experience

  • Dynamic, fun, and challenging activities which help kids learn in new ways

  • Multiple grades and age groups may participate in sessions that encourage creative thinking, teamwork, and promote communication skills.  

  • Flexible scheduling and customizable options to fit the needs of the community or sponsor

  • Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of students in communities of all sizes

  • Entirely online with artist touchpoint meetings over video call

Workshop Residency

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  • Dynamic, fun, and challenging activities which help kids learn in new ways

  • Multiple grades and age groups may participate in sessions that encourage creative thinking, teamwork, and promote communication skills.  

  • Two professional teaching artists guide youth through invigorating sessions 

  • Themes can be tailored to meet the needs of the community or sponsor

  • Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of students in communities of all sizes

Performance Residency

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  • Full-scale musical with sets, lights, and costumes is rehearsed and performed

  • Up to 50 kids cast, with suitable parts designed for every age and skill level

  • 5 days of intensive rehearsals to help kids learn, bond as a team, and grow

  • Those who are less comfortable on-stage may help with sound & lights

  • Two adult actor/directors play major roles in each production, are lead teaching artists, and community contacts.

  • Kids learn in dynamic, fun sessions

Book a tour today!

Call 605.255.4910, ext 3 to book a residency or learn more about our program. 

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Information + Press Kit

All you need to manage and publicize

your residency

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Dakota Players Touring Youth Outreach Program

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Testimonials

Read reviews from parents, teachers, and children who participated in the shows

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Dakota Players Portal

Portal for Dakota Players staff members

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SD Teaching Standards

Fine Arts and ELA Standards

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