2020 Summer Outreach Dance and Theatre VIRTUAL Free Program
“Dancing Through the Decades”
July 13th to 24th
Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 1:30pm
Accepting Boys and Girls, Ages 9 to 18

ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM!  Here we go!  The St. George Theatre will host its 17th annual FREE Summer Outreach Dance and Theatre twelve-day program (July 13th – 24th) for young people ages 9 – 18 designed to up their game when it comes to personal achievement. This year’s theme, Dancing Through the Decades, will expose the students to a variety of disciplined classes in dance and theater.  This program includes ten VIRTUAL instructional days and two theater experience days (to be announced).

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Students will learn modern, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet warm up dance techniques along with vocalizing daily, singing songs, learning about ear training, and reading monologues.  As a Musical Theater Appreciation class, we will introduce a series of movies and videos to enjoy watching from your home. We will explore cultural music and dance, starting with the roaring 20’s (that is the 1920s!), the Great Gatsby era dancing the Charleston, also 50’s Doo Wop, 70’s Disco, 80’s Freestyle, 90’s Hip Hop to our current music and dance that brings us joy!  Our goal is to educate, inspire, and mentor our students to gain the confidence they need in the real world!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE:  Classes will be conducted through Zoom Classroom and the music and acting reading materials will be available through Boom Cards.  In order to participate, students are responsible for their own electronic device (smart phone, iPad/tablet, laptop, computer).  Each student/guardian will receive a private invite link to participate in this summer program.

FINALE VIDEO COLLAGE & CERTIFICATES:  Students will be encouraged to video themselves for one-minute dancing or singing and submit to SGT for a Finale Video Collage/Musical Revue that we will share with family, friends and supporters.   Award Certificates will be emailed to the students upon completion of the program.  Additionally, students will receive complimentary tickets to enjoy two shows when the theater re-opens.   

SUPPLIES:   The Theatre will provide books, materials, snacks and a t-shirt to be picked up the week before the program (day and times to be announced).  Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing (t-shirt and biker shorts are perfect) and sneakers with socks every day for modern, ballet, and hip-hop classes.

FACULTY:  The instructional team is led by Suzanne Dascher, longtime dance educator at Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, Sundog Theater Company, and Dance Captain and member of the Richmondettes dance ensemble in the SGT’s annual Christmas Show; Alyssa Rowan, longtime dance educator at Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, PS 53 Para Instructor, and member of the Richmondettes dance ensemble in the SGT’s annual Christmas Show; and Thomas Cintula, music/drama teacher at Michael J. Petrides School, local musician, and soloist in the annual SGT’s Christmas Show, who will serve as the program’s vocal teacher and reading specialist.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
9am to 12pm   Dance, Music, and Acting Technique Classes
12:05pm          Lunch Break
12:30pm          Independent Reading (books and materials provided by the SGT)
1:00pm            Enjoy watching a musical! (link provided by the SGT)

Applications will be accepted through June 24.  Students are accepted on basis of application and interview (required to be admitted to the program for all new students) and are notified by e-mail, FaceTime, or phone.  Priority registration given to past participants and children who come from socially and/or economically challenged homes.

 The program is supported with funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Councilman Steven Matteo, Councilman Joseph Borelli, Con Edison, Michael Tuch Foundation, Shop Rite, Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health, and our loyal supporters and community partners. 

For more information, please email Emily O’Lone at emily@sgtr.org.

To learn about the 2020 Virtual Career Paths in the Arts Program, CLICK HERE.

2019 Program Highlights

in Summer 2019, the St. George Theatre hosted its annual Summer Outreach Program in the performing arts for children ages 9-18. The theme was “Singing and Dancing Around the World” and featured classes in song, dance, theater, spoken word, and special guest instruction days hosted by In The Wings Productions and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. The program was 100% free to the students, made possible by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Councilman Steven Matteo, Councilman Joseph Borelli, Con Edison, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, ShopRite, The Gavel Grill, Met Foods, Cargo Cafe, Marie’s Gourmet/Maries 2, Cafe Milano, and Mrs Rosemary’s Dance Studio.

2018 Program Highlights

2017 Program Highlights

Summer Outreach Program