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UPDATED July: Whatever type of performing arts your child is into, find the right summer program for him or her with our guides to dance camps, music camps, and theater camps in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.
UPDATED July: Are you raising the next Mozart? Or maybe you have a young Bob Dylan or Taylor Swift in your home. Find music camps in Westchester County, NY, for children interested in any genre.
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Bach to Rock, a music education center for all ages, opened in Nanuet in April.
The DanceSource and Varta Academy of Musical Arts have partnered together to create Arts Dance Music Camp.
New York Music & Arts, a music school in Forest Hills and Great Neck for kids, is now offering a children's choir for kids in Queens, and a mini camp in Great Neck that takes place between the end of traditional summer camp and the beginning of the school year.
Rudolf Steiner School, a K-12 Waldorf school in Manhattan, is hosting two new summer camps this year. The school has added a sustainability and environmental camp and a jazz and theater camp.
Turtle Bay Music School, a music school in Manhattan for children and adults, is adding world music and dance programs to is summer camp offerings.
RePlay Music Studios, a West Village studio that offers music programs for preteens and teens, is offering two more sessions of its rock band summer day camp, and will offer after-school programs and lessons in Manhattan.
Belle Arti Center for the Arts in Queens is offering three new creative summer programs in Forest Hills, including a music program for kids, a comic book illustration program for teens, and a music program for adults.
Westchester-based arts council RiverArts will offer a jazz day camp for kids in Dobbs Ferry this summer. The day camp for musicians will include private lessons, listening classes, and performances.
School of Rock NYC, an Upper East Side music school for kids and teens, recently expanded its summer programs to offer a songwriting and recording summer camp. It also now offers music birthday parties.
School of Rock, an international music school, recently opened its Brooklyn location. The Gowanus music school, which also offers summer camps, aims to prepare children to confidently take their music to the stage.
The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."
Brooklyn Music School is expanding the programs and music lessons it offers for children and adults, including a choir that combines rock with R&B, an Early Musicianship class, and a parent-child music development class. Brooklyn Music School also offers instrumental lessons for children, including piano, violin, guitar, bass, brass, woodwinds, and percussion; various singing lessons; and a music and dance summer institute.
East-West Music Studio in Flushing is offering two new programs: a summer music program and an after-school children's choir, both for ages 6 through high school. Both programs end with music performances for parents to attend.
Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children will offer a new summer music camp called Camp Get Enough Music for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Since 1999, Manhattan School of Music has been offering a special Summer Music Camp for New York City public school students. Admission is by auditions, which begin this month.