photographs by Kenny Braun (top) and John Carrico   Kenny Braun and John Carrico

Best Camps / Classes

TIE: Dougherty Arts Center; KidsActing

The play's the thing, it seems, with these two strongholds of theatre-for-the-swingset-set sharing first place with drama programs intent on catering (to) the young hams of River City. Check out the "Best Stage Director" category in Arts & Entertainment; Kid's Acting's Dede Clark took the top spot. Dougherty Arts, on the other hand, also offers a slew of arts & crafts and all sorts of disciplines for the kids. Parks & Recreation Aftercare programs and Camp Longhorn get positive nods. Together, they tied for second.

Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
www.austintexas.gov/dougherty

KidsActing
2826 Real, 512/836-5437
www.kidsactingstudio.com

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