In-School Workshops

Poway OnStage offers in-school workshops in conjunction with our live and virtual field trip programs. These standards-based workshops are designed to provide creative opportunities, deepen understanding, and strengthen curriculum connections.


Latin Rhythms

January and February, 2024
GRADES 1 – 5


In partnership with Arts Education Connection San Diego, students will explore the rhythms of Latin America through a variety of percussion instruments. Students will make their own music through body percussion and experimenting with different instruments. They’ll learn the language of percussion and connect through beats they learn to the music they enjoy in the Poway OnStage field trip, Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure.

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The Nutcracker – Stage to Classroom

November 27, 2023 – January 15, 2024
GRADES 1 – 5

In partnership with Southern California Ballet, students will learn basic ballet movements and terminology, the history and background of The Nutcracker, simplified choreography from one of four featured dances (The Party Scene, The Battle Scene, The Snowflakes Scene, and the Land of the Sweets), about the various costumes the dancers wear and about pointe shoes and point work.


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African Rhythms

January – February, 2024
GRADES 4 – 8

In partnership with Arts Education Connection San Diego, this workshop explores the rhythms of Ghanaian culture through a variety of percussion instruments including the djembe and kpanlogo drums. Students will use body percussion and different instruments to make their own music. They will learn about African percussion and connect the beats they make to music to the music they enjoy in the Poway OnStage virtual field trip: NORTH: The Musical.


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MCT Presents Robin Hood

Monday, March 4, 2024: Auditions at PCPA
March 4 – 8, 2024 (Monday – Friday): Rehearsals at PCPA
Saturday, March 9, 2024: Public Performances – 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Show Run time: 60 minutes. Virtual Field Trip is available.


The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Robin Hood! The time is long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters, seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats, and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards, and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.

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California Indian Storyteller Assembly

March, April, May, 2024
GRADES 3 – 5





In partnership with Arts Education Connection San Diego, students will learn about the tribal groups in San Diego County through the storytelling and historical artifacts of a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians.

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Musical Theater Camp

Every year, Poway OnStage brings the nationally recognized Missoula Children’s Theatre

In March of every year, Poway OnStage schedules workshops with Missoula Children’s Theatre Educator/Directors that serve more than 600 local 3rd grade students with an in-school Musical Theater Experience.  These dynamic workshops are aligned with California State Visual and Performing Arts Standards and include acting skills, improvisation, teamwork and more.

Music FUNdamentals Assemblies

Three Ingredients of Music

These 40-minute assemblies are part rock concert, part music class and all fun! San Diego’s award-winning children’s author and songwriter Kathryn the Grape (Kathryn Cloward) teaches children the “Three Ingredients of Music” with singing, movement, and an uplifting, positive message.



Drummers Without Borders

This 50 minute educational concert introduces students to the origin, evolution, and diversity of drums and percussion instruments from all over the world.





For more information or to schedule a workshop for your school, please contact Denise Flynn at (858) 668-4796.
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