Summer Dance/Theatre Free Educational Outreach Program

July 10th to 21st, 2017
Daily, 9:30AM TO 2:00PM
Accepting Boys and Girls, Ages 9 to 18

About the Program:

The St. George Theatre will host a FREE twelve day program (July 10th to 21st) for young people ages 9 -18 designed to up their game when it comes to personal achievement. The theme Lion King will expose the 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 and two theater experience days is a great way to learn about many techniques in dance while being introduced to dance, theater, music and so much more! Classes include modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, multi-culture dance, singing, acting, musical theater, dance history, careers in the arts, literacy, public speaking, preparation for auditions, and performance highlighting music, dance and spoken word.

THEME and SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST:

This year (2017) Lion King is celebrating the 20th year of the show on Broadway. In this spirit, our theme is “Lion King”.

Guest Teacher: Tsidii Le Loka

The program brings to fore the role of “Rafiki” as created by Tsidii Le Loka in her multiple Award-winning Broadway debut in the original cast of “The Lion King on Broadway.”; her stories of assembling the poetry of To The Rising Sun with Maya Angelou, her touring with Miriam Makeba and more. Imbued with spirit and warmth, within the choice of music are the footprints of her own life story. Tsidii will speak of her vision and inspiration in a way that only she can – from the essence of her history, with an expression uniquely hers. Join Tsidii as she brings to life this journey as a hands-on “life lessons”, music, history and culture. This is not a re-creation of any production, but a visit of the spirit of the artist, the story, the history and culture from which came the powerful essence of the art.

LUNCH and SUPPLIES: Lunch is provided daily 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. 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 history and making of the Lion King and the world of the arts and their stage!

Click here to Download the Application

• Application/registration is open until June 27, 2017.
• Students and/or their families can apply in person at the theatre now through the close of registration. Registration forms are available HERE. Applications can be mailed, hand-delivered or e-mailed 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.

This program is funded by: NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Councilman Steve Matteo, Councilman Borelli, Con Edison, Singers Forum Foundation, our community/corporate partners, our local restaurants, Gavel Grill, 120 Bay Café, Pier 76, ShopRite, Met Foods.

Summer Outreach Program