OUR SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAM APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED! Any new Summer Outreach Program applications received after June 2, 2021 will be added to our waiting list. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted.

We are still accepting Career Paths in the Arts applications for students 13 years old and up (high school students only)! CLICK HERE  to apply for the Career Paths in the Arts program.

2021 Summer Educational Dance / Theater / Literacy Outreach Program
“Spoken Word, Rap & Poetry in MOTION Together will INSPIRE!”
July 8 to 23, 2021
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
FREE Program, Accepting Students Ages 9 to 18








The St. George Theatre will host a FREE twelve day, hybrid learning program for young people ages 9 -18 designed to up their game when it comes to personal achievement and wellness. The theme is Spoken Word, Rap, & Poetry In Motion; Together will INSPIRE! We will expose students to a variety of disciplined classes in dance and theater all to gain confidence in the real world. Our goal is to share our knowledge of the arts to our students all while we inspire, motivate, enrich and educate!

About the THEME: Poetry, spoken word and rap all have its own style and rhythm to express certain ideas or set of feelings. They use their own type of “language” to create meaning, some more lyrical, metaphorical, and aesthetic compared to other types of literature. Dance has its own language that also uses metaphors, rhythms, and styles but dance expresses ideas and feelings through movement in the body. When these two art forms come together, they complement each other. During this two week program, students will explore the many ways to express themselves through movement that will heal the mind, body, and expand on their creativity.

This 12 day program includes ten instructional days to learn about many techniques in dance while being introduced to theater, music and so much more! Classes include modern, ballet, hip-hop, multi-culture dance, singing, acting, musical theater, dance history, careers in the arts, literacy, public speaking, preparation for auditions, and performance.

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 are given to the students. Our reading specialist and acting professionals will work daily with the students and through our literacy component, they will learn so much more related to the arts, poetry, spoken word and rap!

We will be taking a hybrid learning approach this summer.

If you are 9 to 18 years old, and would love to learn about dance and theater, we invite you to apply.


9:00am – 12:00pm
Mornings, In Person Dance, Music & Spoken Word Technique Classes
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Afternoons, Virtual Learning Approach for Theatre Appreciation/Poetry & Reading

Dates and Times: Tuesdays to Fridays starting July 8th to July 23rd

Every morning starting at 9:00am students will meet us at the theater where they will begin their dance technique, music/singing and reading classes.

Thursday, July 8th: We will meet in person for Orientation Day! The morning will begin at 9:00am where students will be sitting socially distant apart for the St. George Theatre staff to introduce themselves and share the goals of the program. We will then separate into small groups to begin our music and dance technique classes. At the end of the day we will give everyone a book bag filled with books about dance, theater, famous performers, poetry and happiness all to enrich their lives. Part 2 of the daily program takes place at home where students will log on to their electronic devices. We will be sending them fun assignments that pertain to dance, music and theater in Google Classroom.

July 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd will all be the same with classes in person 9:00am to 12pm followed by virtual learning from home for part 2 of the day.

Friday, July 23rd: Student Showcase Day! We will all meet in person (students only) 9:00am to rehearse and we will open our doors to family and friends at 11:30am for a Student Showcase where our “Stars” will take the stage where poetry, spoken word, rap and dance come together to inspire! We will be recording the student performances to share with family and friends virtually! Awards to follow!

  • Limited enrollment based on first come, first serve.
  • Students are accepted on basis of application and interview (required to be admitted to the program) and are notified by e-mail, FaceTime, or phone.
  • Priority registration given to children who come from socially and/or economically challenged homes

This 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 2021 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