Education

 

56 Schools & Community Centers | 17,000 Youth | 126 Teachers

Cara Mía is making a difference in the lives of youth

"We’re giving them tools to be successful later and in their personal lives now […]
This way they can go out being advocates for themselves and change.”

Rachel Harrah, Director of Dance and Theater, Dallas ISD
Speaking to Dallas Morning News about students attending Tina’s Journey

 

The School of YES!


The mission of The School of YES! is to give young people the skills to say “yes” to a future of their choice rather than feel pressured into a future defined by their environment. 

 The School Of YES! combines the techniques of all classes into one fluid camp. Here a student makes her own drum for music class using styles learned in Mexican Arts & Crafts.

The School Of YES! combines the techniques of all classes into one fluid camp. Here a student makes her own drum for music class using styles learned in Mexican Arts & Crafts.

  • Ages 7 - 14

  • Student Leaders 15 - 18

  • Classes in Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Photography, Cinematography, and Leadership

  • Free for under-served youth in communities of color

  • Professional artists

Workshops
& Residencies


Cara Mía Theatre reaches youth and families through two-hour workshops and after school residencies throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth

 Cara Mía is able to supplement fine-arts education in schools and communities through after-school programs and in-school workshops.

Cara Mía is able to supplement fine-arts education in schools and communities through after-school programs and in-school workshops.

  • Programs for grades 1 - 12

  • Find your voice through the power of art and creativity

  • Culturally specific classes

  • Mask-making, Big Puppets, Drum Orchestra, Playwrighting, Theatre, Visual Art

  • Teaching artists are professionals in their field

Bilingual Touring
Shows

Adhering to TEKS standards for social studies, our Bilingual Touring Productions teach history and culture to youth audiences that often find little to no representations of themselves in storytelling.

 Professional actors travel to area schools and community centers to bring stories to children.

Professional actors travel to area schools and community centers to bring stories to children.

  • Programs for grades 1 - 12

  • Shows that teach Culture, History, and encourage Reading

  • Study guides provided

  • Professional actors

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The School of YES!

The School of YES! gets youth involved in their own storytelling. They learn that their viewpoints are important and how, with collaborative techniques, to translate their ideas into larger projects that highlights their voice and the group's intention.

The School of YES is different than other camps because they have so many different teachers here and they all teach us very different things about the arts, but even things about leadership and life advice about getting older
— Zariyah Perry

The mission of The School of YES! is to give young people the skills to say “yes” to a future of their choice rather than feel pressured into a future defined by their environment. 

The School of YES! is our FREE month-long summer camp in June and July for ages 7–14 that takes place at the Oakcliff Cultural Center. In all of our programs, students are taught by respected professional artists from the DFW community that are not just successful, but also look like the students they are teaching. On top of the role model teaching artists, The School of YES! also provides ten paid student leaders from the ages of 15-18. 

In The School of YES!, classes will emphasize communication skills, collaboration, and the creation of original artwork through theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film-making, photography, and leadership instruction! The School of YES! provides students the courage and tools to pursue their own projects in their own communities, thus strengthening cultural and community relations while providing a sense of ownership and strong social responsibility. Say YES! To Cara Mia’s School of YES! summer camp and apply today! 

School of YES! 2018 Summer Camp Dates: To Be Announced

 

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Workshops & Residencies

In school or after school, Cara Mía provides culturally specific fine - arts education for grades 1 - 12

The drama workshop was wonderful and helped to build our students’ self esteem and confidence
— Sharon Mettauer, 4th Grade teacher from City Park Elementary

Cara Mía Theatre Co. reaches young people and families each year through theater, music, dance and art workshops as well as intensive playwrighting residencies at schools, museums, and cultural and community centers. See the courses we offer - Learn More

For booking information, please call 214-516-0706 or e-mail us (info@caramiatheatre.org).

 

Bilingual Touring Shows

Educational touring productions that showcase history and cultural exchange

I just wanted to let you know that your program has helped all three of my girls in school. I feel that performing has given them self-confidence
— Ruth Veléz

Cara Mía Theatre Co. tours original bilingual educational touring plays to schools and cultural centers throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.

Check out our full list of offerings- Learn More