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Image from "The Lion King" student production sponsored by Young Debs Inc.

Performance Arts Outreach Program

The Performing Arts Outreach Program is a vibrant and creative initiative that brings the magic of performance and visual arts to students in grades 3 through 12. Designed as an extension of our highly regarded Deb and Gent program, this artistic journey takes participants through a transformative experience. Here's what you need to know about this exceptional program:

 

​Introduction to the Arts:

The program is open to all students aged 8-18 and introduces them to the enchanting world of the performing and visual arts. It spans the academic year, commencing in September or October and culminating in June or July with a spectacular Broadway-caliber production.

​Exploring Musical Theatre:

Throughout the program, students will immerse themselves in the captivating elements of musical theatre. This includes learning dance routines, vocal performance, acting skills, and the art of stage design.

Audition information for our productions will be available as the season approaches, offering students a chance to showcase their talents and commitment.

Dedication and Discipline:

Participation in this program requires dedication and discipline. Students will learn the value of hard work, perseverance, and collaboration as they work towards an extraordinary final production.

 

Dress Code:

  • Students are expected to wear appropriate dance attire, including leotards, tights, sweat pants, leggings, yoga pants, or sports shorts (such as basketball shorts or soccer shorts).

  • Footwear should be either bare feet, dance socks, or ballet/modern or jazz shoes. Street clothes, including jeans, khakis, and tennis shoes, are not acceptable, as they can restrict movement and damage the dance floor.

Previous Successes and Beloved Productions:

Our students have delivered awe-inspiring performances in beloved classics like "The Nutcracker," "The Wiz," and "The Lion King." These productions have been favorites among our students and their parents, leaving a lasting impression.

Fundraising and Community Impact:

  • Our productions serve as major fundraisers for our programs, enabling us to continue supporting students in various capacities.

  • These productions are more than just shows; they are opportunities for our students to make a positive impact on the community and showcase their talents.

Performances Across Baltimore:

  • Our students have graced different venues within the Baltimore Metropolitan area, spreading joy and artistry far and wide.

All Are Welcome:

No prior experience in the performing arts is necessary to join. We encourage students who have a desire to perform or are looking to build confidence through the arts to participate.

The Performing Arts Outreach Program is a dynamic and inclusive platform that fosters creativity, self-expression, and personal growth. It encourages students to step into the spotlight, build confidence, and explore their artistic talents. Our goal is to promote cultural competency, self-confidence, discipline, and respect, ensuring that students not only shine on stage but also thrive in all aspects of their lives.

Debs group photo prior to a performance at Ashbutron Elementary Middle School.

Rehearsal Location

Address

Sweet Prospect Baptist Church -Fellowship Hall

901 East Eager St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

(Enter on the Valley St. side)

We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 season.

Hours

Mon & Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:45pm​​Saturday (every other): 11am - 12:30pm
 

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