Join us for a once-only audience sing-along performance led by the RRS cast of Grease. tickets
Get in on the act with Riverdale’s premier theater arts intensive camp. Young artists, develop creatively in a collaborative, experiential environment. Industry professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV and film lead master classes and interactive workshops. Adults and teens from our renowned Rising Stars program mentor campers throughout the summer. We’ve opened up two new programs for younger children as well as kids interested in technical roles.
All Campers Enjoy
Our camp offers basic training in the arts to budding performers entering 1st or 2nd grade. Campers receive Singing classes, Dance classes and Acting classes.
The 6 week summer intensive for our Scene Stealers will conclude with a performance for friends and families. (and the older campers!)
Campers will swim each day and participate in activities that include photography, puppetry, fitness & exercise, theatrical design, visual arts and more.
Performers develop voice, dance, and acting skills culminating in a full scale musical production.Young artists, develop creatively and take an active role in performing a full-scale musical theater production in a collaborative, experiential environment. Industry professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV and film lead master classes and interactive workshops.
Kids entering 7th grade thru 10th grade who have an interest in all of the technical aspects of theater work with professionals to learn the basics of Lighting Design, Set Building, Sound Design, Prop Building, Stage Management and more. The second 1/2 of the session will be spent putting some of those skills to use in assisting with the production that the Summer Stage campers are performing in. There will be daily swim and electives that include Photography, Puppetry, Design, Visual Arts, Sports and more.
The arts have the power to transform people and communities. There has never been a better time in our country to have an outlet for discovery of your own self-expression. The Riverdale Performing Arts Center is home to vibrant performances and professional training. We nurture passion for theater, music and dance in people of all ages and skill levels.
Building upon the strength of our thriving programs, we have added some incredible theater arts professionals who are not only working Actors, Directors, Dancers and Musicians, but a faculty committed to bringing professional training to those who want to keenly develop their performing skills or to provide an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie to those who simply want to have fun!
We remain dedicated to bringing quality performances to the Bronx. We are tremendously excited about the season ahead and what these new enrichment opportunities will bring to our community. This array of Performing Arts classes for children of all ages AND adults promises to raise our award-winning program to another level.
Gabriela’s Piano Lessons
My daughter (almost 9) has been taking piano, at Riverdale Y, since she was 4 1/2 years old. She’s learned so much, so quickly and she really enjoys it. I can’t imagine her going anyplace else. I think with Svitlana, it all starts with the sweet sound to her classically trained voice.Kelvin (the proud dad)
My 5 year old’s lesson
My daughter loves her piano teacher and the relaxed family atmosphere in the music program at the Riverdale Y. We think the level of instruction is top flight too, and her progress has been amazing!Erich Schneiderman Music School
A place like home
I can not really express what you and this program mean to me. Besides being a wonderful place to grow – both personally and as an actor -it’s been a safe place to be when school was sucky or I just needed to feel at home. Thank you so much for doing what you do.Participant theater