Staten Island’s St. George Theatre Hosting Free Summer Outreach Program For Young People Ages 9-18

The St. George Theatre will host a FREE 12-day, program for young people ages 9-18 designed to up their game when it comes to personal achievement and wellness.

This year’s theme is INSPIRING ICONS IN MUSIC AND DANCE!  From Aretha Franklin to Beyoncé, Alvin Ailey to Misty Copeland, and more, we will explore the role of influencers in Music and Dance for the past 50 years. 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!

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, singing, acting, musical theater, dance history, careers in the arts, literacy, public speaking, preparation for auditions, and performance. In addition, students return to enjoy two complimentary live performances at the St. George Theatre.

2021 St. George Theatre Summer Outreach Program 

Students are asked to wear comfortable clothing (t-shirt and biker shorts are perfect), and sneakers with socks every day for their technique 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 iconic singers and dancers. All students receive a book bag filled with fun and enriching books about dance, theater, famous performers, healthy lifestyles, and positivity, all to motivate and inspire!

This free program is supported with funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Members, Con Edison, Michael Tuch Foundation, Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, Shop Rite, Staten Island University Hospital/ Northwell Health, and our many community partners and individual donors.

For more information, email our Program Coordinator, Emily O’Lone at [email protected] or call us at 718-442-2900, ext. 504.

Any new Summer Outreach Program applications received after April 21, 2022 will be added to our waiting list. If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted.

2022 Summer Dance, Theater, and Literacy Free Outreach Program
July 18 – 29, 2022
Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 12:15pm

Banner Image: St. George Theatre Summer Outreach Program. Image Credit – St. George Theatre


St. George Theatre

Centered in the historic St. George District of Staten Island, just steps from the iconic Staten Island Ferry, the St. George Theatre was the most magnificent theatre on Staten Island. Solomon Brill of the Isle Theatrical Company broke ground on a beautiful 2,800 seat venue, in August of 1928 and the doors opened on December 4th, 1929. The cost of the project, which included an attached office complex, was two million dollars, $500,000 of which was for the theatre. Brill, who owned several other theatres on the Island and once owned a nickelodeon with William Fox of 20th Century Fox fame, promised to bring top-of-the-line vaudeville to the borough for an admission fee of 75 cents. He envisioned the St. George as a “dream” show house rivaling Manhattan’s cathedrals of cinema.

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