“Having the arts in young people’s lives is essential; we know that intuitively. Parents sing to their babies; dance with their toddlers, and occupy children with crayons and paper.” - Rocco Landesman, Chairman National Endowment for the Arts
Here at the Palace, we offer hundreds of children and teens the chance to collaborate with professionals and explore their passion for the creative arts. Our programs don’t only focus on performance but also on the development of skills that will enhance all aspects of our students’ lives.
Our Arts Education programs seek to:
- Instill a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts by creating opportunities to experience the thrill of live performance;
- Foster a genuine understanding of the performing arts;
- Provide the inspiration and tools to enjoy and create the performing arts.
Our current programs include the:
- Triple Threat Performer Intensive - A week long study of theatre arts that empowers young artists through training in three disciplinary areas: dance, drama and voice -- thereby creating the “Triple Threat.”
- Young Choreographers Festival - A weekend program that gives aspiring choreographers the opportunity to work with theatre professionals to create an original composition, then perform it on the HARMAN Stage.
- Young Playwrights Festival - A nine-week program for middle and high school students to work collaboratively to develop a creative script that is performed on stage at the end of the program.
- DanceFest - An annual dance festival held over two weekends for intermediate and advanced students who train at dance schools in Westchester and Fairfield Counties.
We continue to expand opportunities for local youths to engage in arts education through outreach programs, field trips to shows at The Palace, and training in music, dance, writing, and theatre.
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