Youth Education in Music, Dance and Drama

The performing arts provides an excellent venue for young people to get involved, make friends, and grow in all developmental domains while fostering good health habits. Participation in dance inspires and motivates children, as well as develops healthy eating habits among youth. Children who are involved in dance has a positive effect on their physical fitness and their psychological well-being. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in New York is proud to offer dance lessons to children ages 3 to 17 years of age. Our aim is to encourage the love of dance including Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Tap, Hip-Hop and Yoga to the community. It is our aim to provide the highest quality of training for aspiring dancers and teach students the discipline that dance training provides –– with all its benefits of grace, coordination, posture, flexibility and dance appreciation –– which culminate in an end of year production.

Theatre programs lessen the adverse effects on communities especially for youth living in high-risk environments. Generating interest in drama among youth encourages children to make healthy choices, develop strong friendships and provides access to fun and artistic activities that stimulate their personal and social development. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts offers a unique- fun filled drama program for children 3- 17 years of age to develop confidence, enthusiasm, speech skills, self-esteem and teamwork skills as well as children’s acting abilities. The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts will achieve these goals through a highly developed drama program that includes classes in technical theatre, drama, musical theatre and actor’s skills. The curriculum is carefully planned introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, mimes to music, language development, structured improvisation, dialogue development, snippets, scene starters, mini-scripts, which culminate in an end of year production.