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Take It From The Top 

Are you interested in musical theatre or on your way to becoming a triple threat?

Take It From The Top summer camps offer an exciting opportunity for students of all skill levels. Taught by Broadway professionals, students will work on skills in singing, acting, and dancing. 

Through small classes that allow for individual mentoring, you will advance your skills and have one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Creative Kids

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July 15-19, 2024
Showcase on Friday, July 19 at 6:30pm
Rising 2nd-4th grade

Musical theatre instruction from Broadway professionals at an age-appropriate level.

  • Monday-Thursday from 10am-3pm
    Friday 12pm-Showcase
  • $350 per camper, includes t-shirt and dinner before the showcase
  • Cap of 40 students

Five Day Intensive  

July 15-19, 2024
Showcase on Friday, July 19 at 6:30pm
Rising 5th-12th grade

Explore the triple-threat skills of singing, acting, and dancing in a safe and welcoming environment suitable for all skill levels!

  • Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm
    Friday 12pm-Showcase
  • $400 per camper, includes t-shirt and dinner before the showcase
  • Cap of 80 students

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Advanced Workshop 

July 21-27, 2024
Showcase on Saturday, July 27 at 2pm
Rising 8th grade-college

New for Summer 2024. TIFTT Advance is an overnight camp. Attendees will have an immersive experience on the campus of Michigan State University allowing for longer time spent building their theatre community. Accommodations include rooms and meals in an MSU residence hall close to Wharton Center. All TIFTT activities will adhere to MSU Youth Protocol and campers will be chaperoned. 

  • Schedule: 
    • Sunday 1pm-8:30pm
    • Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm
    • Saturday 9am-2pm, showcase begins at 2pm
  • $1,100 Overnight
    • Includes t-shirt
    • Includes room & board and all meals
  •  $750 Day Camp Only
    • Includes t-shirt
    • Meal plans are available for purchase 
  • 40 participants
  • Show title to be announced by March 1
  • Auditions: March 23 
  • Final decisions made by May 1


Adult Workshop

July 17, 2024, 7-10pm

An evening of singing, dancing, and theatre games in a low-pressure and friendly environment.

  • 18+
  • $35 per participant
  • Cap of 35 participants

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“I wanted to let you know that my son went to the Wharton Center’s Take It From The Top Camp in July and he LOVED it! I wanted to PERSONALLY thank you and especially thank those who were responsible for making this fantastic event happen. I am quite certain that this camp has CHANGED HIS LIFE. He has fallen in love with the theatre and your camp has done even more to solidify that love. Although he did a school play last year (his first ever) and very much enjoyed it … after doing the camp at the Wharton, he is now a STAGE KID! You and your staff were able to pull not only confidence but also a drive to improve.  It is very easy to support your children, but it is very hard when your kid doesn’t know what they LOVE … thanks to TIFTT, he has found a home and has found his people.”    

Julie Dombroski & the Dombroski Family 

For questions, or accessibility and accommodation requests, please connect with Kelly Stuible-Clark at stuible3@whartoncenter.com or (517) 884-3166.

Sponsored by Karyn's Dance Company, Inc. with additional support from Linda Arens; and Bonnie Knutson.