FOGG’s Youth Conservatory takes on the crucial mission of empowering youth with valuable skills of self-expression, self-confidence, public speaking, problem solving, comfort and ease in their bodies, and communication and literacy skills. We believe that when given the right opportunities to achieve these attributes (through fun and engaging classes and performances), the youth of our programs will flourish both academically and socially, as well as artistically. By learning about their Bay Area community through stories, and more importantly, by telling their own stories as Bay Area natives, we believe our students will feel a sense of belonging and purpose, and will go on to become our leaders and community-builders of the future. FOGG’s Youth Conservatory will offer ELL youth a method of self-expression through music, dance, and acting that can allow them to transcend their language barriers and shine on a completely new level. It also is our vision to extend our programs to meet the special needs of youth facing autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD, so that they may more freely express their stories and work in a group setting with ease and camaraderie. Finally, once it its education programs are thriving, the FOGG Youth Conservatory seeks to produce full-scale youth productions, partnering with existing community organizations to tell our stories, for us by us.
FOGG Youth Conservatory is expanding! We have 3 additional instructors, and will continue to offer weekly performing arts programming as part of Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center’s Summer Camps. We are also pleased to announce our pre-school classes in acting, singing, ballet, and hip-hop dance at Joe DiMaggio Clubhouse in North Beach. Registration closes June 30th, 2013. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Spring 2013 Pilot Overview
FOGG Youth Conservatory had its pilot phase at Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (Tel-Hi) from February – May 2013. The program offered courses only, though our future goal is a full-scale youth theatre production company by 2016. We hired 3 professional teaching artists to give performing arts instruction in theatre, dance, and music Tues-Thurs for 12 weeks to Tel-Hi’s After School Academy (ASA) students, ages K-5th grade. Students participated in a final performance on May 5th for parents, teachers, and staff.
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