The DSM Academy will close Dec. 31, 2016.

The DSM Academy of Performing Arts was founded in 1999 and operates as an affiliate of Dallas Summer Musicals in eight locations in the Dallas area. Dallas Summer Musicals is a company that produces and presents Broadway, off-Broadway, West End and touring theatrical productions. The DSM Academy is comprised of 75% teens and 25% adults ranging in age from 7 to adult. The Academy is proud of its diverse and ethnic student population. The DSM Academy has granted over 250 need-based scholarships. The Academy helps to prepare the amateur and the professional for involvement in the performing arts. The purpose of this page is to connect people who have a common interest in the performing arts of any type.

Evidence shows that arts education has a powerful effect on student achievement. When art programs are taught along with the core subjects of math, science, languages, and social studies to young people for at least three hours, three days a week for one year, these students are:
- Three times more likely to be elected to class office.
- Four times more likely to participate in math and science.
- Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
- Four times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem. Four more times likely to be recognized for academic achievement.*