What Do People Say About Texas Arts Project?

What Campers Say About TAP Camp

Thank you so much for this oppor­tu­ni­ty of a life­time! This has tru­ly been the most riv­et­ing, reju­ve­nat­ing, and free­ing expe­ri­ence of my entire life. I got into NYU and I would­n’t even have had the con­fi­dence and skillset to even audi­tion for NYU if it was­n’t for TAP Camp.

-Moses Aina (2016 & 2019, Acting Major)

Experiencing TAP camp was imper­a­tive for me in so many ways. Whether it was quick­ly learn­ing music and chore­og­ra­phy or learn­ing my lines for the short film I was in, TAP pre­pared me for col­lege and the pro­fes­sion­al world of film and the­atre.

-Will Ingram (2019, Musical Theatre)

I was chal­lenged through class­es and per­son­al­ized train­ing, but also sup­port­ed in build­ing con­fi­dence and believ­ing in myself. TAP camp is the place to be when you’re try­ing to break out of your shell and become more con­fi­dent.

-Jordan Williams (2019, Musical Theatre)

I am so much more con­fi­dent in myself. All the campers worked togeth­er and the staff was always there for us. I loved the staff! I’m not just say­ing that. They were INCREDIBLE! Everyone of them helped me grow in so many dif­fer­ent ways. I can­not express how grate­ful I am for this AMAZING expe­ri­ence!

-Kathryn Dooley (2019, Musical Theatre)

TAP is a pro­fes­sion­al envi­ron­ment but with a sup­port­ive staff who all want us to suc­ceed. 

-Ella Knudsen (2018−19, Musical Theatre)

Dance was hard core, but it helped me so much!

-Kendall Cousins (2019, Musical Theatre)

The peo­ple here were all so won­der­ful and it was fun to put on such a pro­fes­sion­al show in such a short amount of time. 

-Sarah Mathers (2019, Musical Theatre)

I was def­i­nite­ly chal­lenged in terms of my time man­age­ment and orga­ni­za­tion­al skills but I think I improved on those a lot through­out the course of the camp. I also feel like I’ve grown over­all in my abil­i­ties as a per­former and have real­ly come out of my shell. 

-Caroline Mullins (2019, Musical Theatre)

I was able to col­lab­o­rate with most every­one here one way or anoth­er. Whether that be get­ting mic’ed by my tech­ni­cian friends or act­ing in my friends’ movies. 

-Savannah Coyne (2019, Musical Theatre)

I feel that I have improved a lot in my danc­ing. I have become more flex­i­ble , and I am enjoy­ing dance a lot more. Picking up chore­og­ra­phy is dif­fi­cult for me, and this camp has real­ly helped with that. 

-Olivia Smith (2019, Musical Theatre)

I know TAP has helped me improve as a per­former and tech­ni­cian, but I’ve also improved and learned so much as a per­son. TAP has taught me about team work and friend­ship and hard work and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

-Clarissa Castro (2015−18, Junior Camp; 2019, Tech Theatre & Design)

I worked real­ly hard on my voice this year and it was fun to see how much I improved. 

-Mariela Denson (2016−2018, Junior Camp; 2019, Musical Theatre)

I’ve learned so much about film­mak­ing includ­ing: writ­ing the sto­ry, using equip­ment, and edit­ing.

-Megan Bell (2019, Filmmaking)

I had a lot of fun and hon­est­ly feel like a more well-round­ed per­son. I was wary as I’d nev­er been to camp before, but I tru­ly gained anoth­er fam­i­ly.

-Aleena Ahmed (2019, Filmmaking)

They made me chal­lenge myself with­out being harsh. They pushed us with pos­i­tiv­i­ty.

-Kayla Reado (2017, Acting Major)

What Parents Say About TAP Camp

The TAP camp staff is made up of pro­fes­sion­als with open hearts and open minds — deter­mined to show­case your child’s tal­ent, what­ev­er it may be.

-Carrie Turlington

The end of camp pro­duc­tion was incred­i­ble and our son talked about it for weeks.

-James Orozco

Many, many thanks to you and to all of your won­der­ful staff and coun­selors, for putting togeth­er such a great week for our kids. They had a ball and we absolute­ly LOVED the show­case.

-Lara Gibson

Kathryn has already been in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” and “Fiddler on the Roof” – the big musi­cals at her school. She is doing so well thanks to her excel­lent TAP train­ing!

-Brenda Demith

This camp was a life­saver. There is no way my daugh­ter or I could have known how to pre­pare for the ins and outs of audi­tion­ing for BFA pro­grams. You pre­pared her more in 4 weeks than any oth­er pro­gram she has attend­ed. Thank you for all you do for these stu­dents.

-Rob McFall

Tap camp was a life chang­ing expe­ri­ence for my daugh­ter, by devel­op­ing her self con­fi­dence, enthu­si­asm and a won­der­ful cama­raderie with oth­er stu­dents. The instruc­tors are def­i­nite­ly of the high­est cal­iber you will find any­where, and St. Stephen’s school is one of the most beau­ti­ful vis­tas in Austin.

-Margie Currie-Wood