At Northern Starz, our mission is to partner with our community and families to provide quality arts education. From playing the lead in a play to learning an instrument in private lessons, there's something for everyone. Join us to learn, grow, and bring performing arts to our community!
This year in particular is an important milestone for Northern Starz. We are working to bring more opportunities to families in the North Metro community as well as introduce Northern Starz to more people who have a passion for and want to see the performing arts thrive in all areas of the Twin Cities.
Join us on June 12th for a Grand Opening celebration! The festival will begin at 11:00am and will run through the day with many featured activities:
Do you dance? Sing? Juggle? Join this judged competition to share your own talent!
The talent show will take place at 12:00pm, and participants will have a dress rehearsal on Friday, June 11th at 6pm.
Registration is free, so start getting your act prepared today!
Thank you to the City of Ramsey for sponsoring this activity.
Throughout the day, our outdoor stage will be filled with acts from our Performing Arts Center, such as skits from current theatre casts, musical performances from music lesson students, and dance routines from dance students!
Performances will run from 11:00am to 5:00pm, with a break for the talent show at 12:00pm.
Get hungry? No problem! There will be food trucks ready to serve you throughout the day.
Come check out our latest updates and what we've been up to.
See local art presented by the Rum River Art Center.
Complete the evening with a live concert in our brand new Event Center!
We have returned to part in-person learning! Check our class offerings for both online and in-person education opportunities. Reach out with any questions regarding our COVID-19 response or programming.
With new covid-19 updates, we are taking a step back again. From November 20th to January 3rd, we will not be holding in-person classes, workshops, productions, or lessons. Anything that we are able to do virtually, we are planning to move to online. If you have any questions regarding our programming please don't hesitate to reach out.
With outdoor rehearsals and shows, extra health precautions, and a lot of excitement, we are happy to share that we have resumed teaching and performing. Our usual operations may look a little different right now, but we encourage everyone to get involved as we work to bring arts education and programming to our students once again.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces, and that requires full cooperation among workers and management.
The Northern Starz Children's Theatre involves students in every aspect of theatrical production. Watch this video to see what makes this program so unique for students, parents, directors, and the community.
From a parent:
"This experience has helped our daughter so much. At first, she was so stressed at rehearsals she would pull her eyelashes out, but now we see so much growth and positive change. I thank you for giving her this avenue to express herself and build her confidence, courage, and creativity."
In November 2008, Minnesotans passed the clean water, land, and legacy amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. Learn more about about the fund here.
In Minnesota, the arts define who we are. This is a place where people are transformed by high-quality arts experiences, and see the arts as essential to their communities. The arts are integrated into all aspects of our lives, connecting people of all ages and cultures, fostering understanding and respect. Learn more about the Board here.
MRAC improves arts access for communities in the seven county metropolitan area through support to artists and organizations. Learn more about MRAC here.
Not ready to get involved in person yet?
As we are creatively working through the COVID-19 crisis, we are in need of the support of our treasured community, friends, and family. Please consider a contribution to help us navigate these complicated times and improve Northern Starz for years to come.