The St. George Theatre hosts a free program annually for young people aged 9-18 to enhance their personal achievement and wellness.
Our Mission: The St. George Theatre’s annual program for young people aims to provide a supportive environment for students to develop their personal achievement and wellness through exposure to the arts. Our mission is to foster creativity, confidence, and self-expression while cultivating a love of theater and dance in the next generation of artists.
Our Vision: Our vision is to inspire students to pursue their artistic passions with a sense of purpose and commitment to excellence. By providing high-quality training in a range of disciplines, we hope to empower students to become well-rounded performers who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resilience necessary to succeed in the arts and beyond. Through our program, we seek to cultivate a community of artists who celebrate diversity, collaboration, and creativity, and who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the world.
This year, the theme of the program is “Broadway to Hollywood!”, which includes the choreography and lyrics from popular shows like Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, MJ and scores from blockbuster movies.
The 12-day program comprises:
- 10 instructional days including classes in modern, ballet, hip-hop, singing, acting, musical theater, dance history, and careers in the arts.
- A literacy component where reading specialists and acting professionals work with the students every day to offer training in literacy, spoken word, public speaking, audition preparation, and performance.
- 2 culminating events that will showcase the skills they have garnered through the program.
As part of the program, students will receive a book bag filled with enriching books about dance, theater, famous performers, healthy lifestyles, and positivity to motivate and inspire them. As well as being invited to return to the St. George Theatre to enjoy two complimentary live performances!
To participate in the program, students are required to be available to attend for the entirety of the program. They must wear comfortable clothing, such as t-shirts and biker shorts, along with sneakers and socks for their technique classes. The program also provides t-shirts for the students.
The program’s goal is to expose students to a range of disciplines in dance and theater, which will help them gain confidence in the real world. We aim to share our knowledge and love of the arts with 60 students this year.
Tuesday to Friday, August 1 -4, 9:00am to 12:15pm
Tuesday to Friday, August 8-11, 9:00am to 12:15pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 15-16, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, August 17th: Performance at the Ferry Hawks for St. George Theatre Day! Students perform during pre-game and after the 7th inning. Fun day watching baseball and our shining stars perform! Info TBD.
If you are ages 9 to 18, and want to learn all about dance, music, and theater, we invite you to apply!
Mission Statement: St. George Theatre Restoration Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the historic theater and its development as a cultural and performing arts center for Staten Island and all of New York City by providing community outreach programs, educational programs, and public performances.
For more information, email our Program Coordinator, Massiel Felix at email@example.com or call us at 718-442-2900, ext. 504.
2022 Program Highlights
In Summer 2022, the St. George Theatre hosted its annual Summer Educational Dance, Theater, and Literacy Outreach Program for 65 students ages 9-18. The theme was “Inspiring Icons in Music and Dance” where students learned about and performed numbers to honor Misty Copeland, Alvin Ailey, Debbie Allen, Amanda Gorman, Beyonce, and Aretha Franklin. The program featured in-person classes in song, dance, theater, and spoken word, and was 100% free to the students made possible by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Members Joseph Borelli, David Carr, and Kamillah Hanks, Assemblymembers Michael Cusick and Charles Fall, Borough President Vito J. Fossella, Con Edison, Michael Tuch Foundation, Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, ShopRite, Staten Island University Hospital / Northwell Health, and our many community partners and individual donors.
2021 Program Highlights
In Summer 2021, the St. George Theatre hosted its annual Summer Educational Dance / Theater / Literacy Outreach Program for children ages 9-18. The theme was “Spoken Word, Rap & Poetry in MOTION Together will INSPIRE!” and featured in-person and virtual classes in song, dance, theater, and spoken word. The program was 100% free to the students, made possible by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Members Debi Rose, Steven Matteo, Joseph Borelli, Assembly Members Michael Cusick and Charles Fall, Borough President James Oddo, Con Edison, Michael Tuch Foundation, Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, ShopRite, Staten Island University Hospital / Northwell Health, and our many community partners and individual donors.