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The DAC Applause performing arts program provides a unique opportunity for children and youth to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through movement, speech, storytelling and character development.

For more information about classes and performances, contact Emily Simpson Grandt, DAC Applause! Program Director at emily@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 32.


As parents, you have the pleasure of watching your child join DAC, make new friends and experience the excitement of being on stage.  If you would like to join the fun, you may sign up to volunteer to work the front of the house or backstage during a show.

Sign up sheets are  available on the bulletin board by the studio where classes are held, or you may sign up by emailing Emily or calling 970-259-2606 EXT 32.

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A New Children’s Musical

Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado
Book & Lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm
GIANTS IN THE SKY is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press

April 13-14 at 7pm
$9 DAC Members and Children 12 and under
$13 General

April 16-17 at 4:30pm
$1 Children/Students
$5 General

  • WINNER! 2017 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC

This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!

Run-Time:  60-70 minutes

GIANTS IN THE SKY is produced by the DAC Applause youth performing arts program, grades 3rd-10th grades.

“The DAC Applause! theatre program for kids has had a profound influence on the youth of our community.”

— Proud parent







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