Usdan's New Programs for 2013 Announced
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned Long Island
summer arts day camp, announces new programs for its 46th, 2013 season. These include
a three-week session July 22-August 9. This will be in addition to the four-week program
beginning June 24 (the regular beginning of the season) and the full seven-week program.
There will also be an expansion of the Usdan's Jazz Studies Program with three separate
jazz ensembles: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, giving students more personalized
attention at their specific levels as well as increased opportunity for performance at the
Center's 1,000-seat McKinley Amphitheater. Visiting jazz faculty in 2013 will include
Grammy-nominated jazz singer Jane Monheit, an alumna of Usdan's summer program. In
addition, in response to popular demand, there will be a new "Technical Theatre" program
for 10th to 12th grade students wishing to study theater stage management and set
Usdan Center's first, free Open House for the 2013 season will be on Sunday October 28
from 11 AM to 2 PM at Usdan's magnificent 200-acre woodland campus. The Center, at
185 Colonial Springs Drive, Wheatley Heights (Huntington) Long Island, features more
than 40 programs in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology
and chess. In addition, the recently added and very popular "Book Illustration" and
"Fashion Design" programs will continue. For information, contact the Center at (631)
643-7900, or (212) 772-6060, visit www.usdan.com, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For
enrollment by December 15, fees (which will raise slightly for 2013) will be at the 2012
At Sunday Open Houses, visitors are greeted at the Administration Building by faculty and
staff who introduce visitors to course options at Usdan, and also review the application
process. These greetings are followed by self-guided tours. Families who cannot make the
Open House may make arrangements for other days. For appointments for weekend or
weekday tours, call Gail London at (631) 643-7900.
Many of Usdan's programs and special events, including excerpts from its August 1, 2012
Gala Concert, may now be viewed on the Center's website, www.usdan.com. It is fully
coordinated with Usdan's YouTube and Facebook sites, where additional information and
late-breaking news is also featured.
Future Open Houses after October will be on Sundays December 2, 2012, January 27,
2013, March 17, 2013, April 21, 2013 and May 19, 2013; and Wednesday, February 20,
2013. All Open Houses will be from 11 AM to 2 PM.