August 7th to August 20th, 2019
Daily, 9:30am TO 2:00pm

***Now Accepting Boys and Girls  Ages 9 to 18***


Get ready for a whirlwind tour of some of the most iconic dance styles in the world.  Whether it’s Bollywood to Latin inspired, Gloria Estefan’s words still ring true: The rhythm is gonna get you!

The St. George Theatre will host a FREE twelve day program (August 7th to 20th) for young people ages 9 -18 designed to up their game when it comes to personal achievement. The theme, Dancing Around the World, will expose the students to a variety of disciplined classes in dance and theater all to gain confidence in the real world.  We will explore cultural music and dance, tourist destinations and landmarks from across the globe. Our goal is to share our knowledge of the arts to our students all while we inspire, motivate, enrich and educate!     

This 12 day program includes ten instructional days and two theater experience days is a great way to learn about many techniques in dance and theater! Classes include multi-cultural dance, modern, jazz, ballet warm-up, and even hip-hop, plus  singing, acting, global dance history, careers in the arts, literacy, public speaking, preparation for auditions, and a performance highlighting music, dance and spoken word. Our reading specialist will have the students reading daily about cultural diversity as part of our daily literacy component.  Our dance educators will be teaching technique classes as well as choreography from a variety of continents. We finish the program with a performance highlighting dance and music from around the world! 

This year we will host master classes with the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art where Tibetan art  and music will be highlighted in the lesson.   The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art presents the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to a world audience in order to educate about and to inspire others in the value of this significant cultural heritage. Established in 1945, the Museum was founded by the pioneering American woman Jacques Marchais (1887-1948), an important collector and respected expert on Tibetan art. Designed by Marchais, the rustic complex of fieldstone buildings resembles a Tibetan mountain monastery. These historic buildings represent the first Himalayan style architecture be built in the United States, and it was the first Museum world devoted solely to Tibetan art. The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the ‘Samadhi Garden’, features a fish pond, meditation cells, and many of her original plantings. The Museum’s distinctive setting highlights and enhances the experience of viewing the art within

In the Wings Theater Co. will join us to give our students a lesson on audition preparation that will boost their confidence and self esteem to conquer an audition, life, and even a classroom presentation.   Students will learn choreography from Mamma Mia and then partake in a fun mock audition. Students will also attend the production of Mamma Mia as an introduction to the program.

LUNCH and SUPPLIES:    Lunch is provided however if you have any allergies, we ask that you bring your own yummy lunch daily. Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing (t-shirt and biker shorts are perfect), sneakers with socks every day for modern, ballet, and hip-hop classes.   T-shirts and costumes are given to the students. Live music will be accompanying the dance instructor and students in some classes.

The program concludes with a student performance and awards ceremony on August 20th that includes the distribution of certificates, trophies, treats and books in recognition of the students’ outstanding work! Scholarships in dance are also awarded and show vouchers for future performances will also be given to the students on the last day of class.  Students will receive complimentary tickets to enjoy Mamma Mia (August), The Christmas Show (December), and Arrival From Sweden: The Music of Abba (February).

  • Application/registration is open until June 25, 2019.
  • Students and/or their families can apply in person at the theatre now through the close of registration. Registration forms are available on-line at the theatre’s website: www.stgeorgetheatre.com. Applications can be mailed, hand-delivered or e-mailed to info@sgtr.org .
  • Students are accepted on basis of application and interview (required to be admitted to the program) and are notified by e-mail, phone or in person.
  • Priority registration given to children who come from socially and/or economically challenged homes.

For more information, email us at info@sgtr.org or call us at 718-442-2900 x 504.

The program is supported with funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Councilman Steven Matteo, Councilman Joseph Borelli, Con Edison, Shop Rite, Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health, our loyal supporters and community partners, and our local restaurants: Gavel Grill, Cargo Café, Da Noi, ShopRite, Marie 2 Gourmet, Pronto Pizza,  ShopRite and MetFoods.

2018 Program Highlights

In Summer 2018, the St. George Theatre hosted its annual Summer Outreach Program in the performing arts for children ages 9-18. The theme was 50 Years of Broadway: From Hair to Hamilton and featured classes in song, dance, theater, spoken word, and a special guest instruction by In The Wings Productions’ cast of The Little Mermaid. 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, ShopRite, The Gavel Grill, Met Foods, Cargo Cafe, Marie’s Gourmet, Cafe Milano, and Mrs Rosemary’s Dance Studio.

2017 Program Highlights

Summer Outreach Program