Twerksgiving Camp 2017

registration for this camp is now closed.

Upturn Arts is so excited to announce Twerksgiving Camp – a two-day camp intended to guide our young artists toward finding their unique artistic confidence and leading light with a superstar Master Artist Series*, featuring the one and only Big Freedia!

Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans- based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated booty shaking.

*Master Artist Series is sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation.


Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21

Ages 4 – 12 years old

Music, Dance, Visual Arts, and Theatre every day.

Camp runs daily from 9:00am-4:00pm.

The cost for both days is is $120*. There is no daily drop in for this camp.

Before and/or after care is available from 8:00am – 5:30pm each day for $20/camp per child or $12/day per child.

A nonrefundable registration fee of $5.20 and a one-time supply fee of $5.00 will be charged at registration. The supply fee includes a water bottle and t-shirt.

*Funds are available to reduce the cost of tuition. These funds, or creARTive grants, are awarded to families on a sliding scale based on income. Space permitting, all young artists whose families make $65,000 or less, are eligible for these funds ranging from a 25% to 90% discount on tuition.
In order to receive a creARTive grant, simply email for details on the one-step verification process.

Master artist schedule

Monday, November 20

  • Kristin Diable – Songwriting
  • Laveau Contraire – Drag Queen Story Time

Tuesday, November 21

  • Kristin Diable – Songwriting
  • Big Freedia


Time Activity
9:00-9:30 Drop-Off/Breakfast
9:30-10:30 Theatre
10:30-11:30 Dance
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:15 Visual Arts
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:30 Music
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Master Artist Series
3:45-4:00 Wrap-Up/Dismissal

*Schedule is subject to change.

What to bring & what not to bring

Please bring:

  • Comfortable appropriate clothing (shorts underneath dresses)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Healthy snack
  • Electronics – tablets, cell phones, iPods

Please do NOT bring:

  • Juice, soda, or junk food


All registrations will be subject to a $5 processing fee. Registrations cancelled more than one week prior to the camp starting, with or without prior payment, will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 plus processing fees. Accounts will be refunded in full less the processing and cancellation fee up to one week before the camp begins. Registrations cancelled less than one week before the camp will be refunded 50% of the payment, less the processing and cancellation fee.