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SummerStage Studio: Performing Arts for Young Audiences

The SummerStage Studio program is designed to support students during the summer months using the SummerStage Festival, and the history and culture of our city, as a backdrop for a performing arts education program.

SUMMERSTAGE STUDIO: PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION

SummerStage Studio is designed to support students during the summer months using the SummerStage Festival, and the history and culture of our city, as a backdrop for a performing arts education program. Students will explore the music and movement of iconic New York art forms such as hip-hop, salsa, and R&B through interactive workshops. Students will be guided through comparisons of the history, sound, and styles of the music and dance genres.

  • The program is free and open to school or youth groups with 50+ participants from grades 4th – 8th (age range is flexible)
  • The program includes 4 to 5 sessions between 2 – 2.5 hours each – Sessions will be led by two teaching artists from the Center for Arts Education
  • Participants will compose an original dance or musical piece – Each group will meet 1:1 with a SummerStage artist in their neighborhood park
  • The other sessions will take place at the group’s facility
  • All groups are invited to a free youth-focused dance matinee at SummerStage in Central Park
  • All participants, school/ camp staff, parents, and caregivers are invited to attend SummerStage in their local park to see the artist perform live

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Program Locations

Coffey Park, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Queensbridge Park, Astoria, Queens
Corporal Thompson Park, North Shore, Staten Island
St. Mary’s Park, Mott Haven, the Bronx
East River Park, Lower East Side, Manhattan

For more information call 212-360-1399 or marketing@cityparksfoundation.org.

Generous private support is provided by The American Honda Foundation, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Barker Welfare Foundation, and The Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.