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In addition to classes that are specifically designed for teens, Sitar offers an ongoing teen program Sitar’s Emerging Arts Leaders (S.E.A.L.) and teen internship opportunities.
The program for Sitar’s Emerging Arts Leaders provides pre-teens and teens with an opportunity to intensely focus on the art form of their choice, gain and strengthen artistic skills and prepare for continued studies in the arts through a structured program of courses, volunteer hours, weekly field trips, advisory meetings, reflections and independent projects. Click here to learn more about the S.E.A.L. Program.
A spectrum of classes are available for teens, including Graphic Design, Hip Hop/Jazz Dance, Mosaics, Standup Comedy & Acting Scenes, Fashion Illustration, Belly Dance, Tap II, Digital Artistry, Multimedia Writing and more. Click on the Course Schedule to see the available classes just for teens.
During the summer, the Teen Summer Arts Intensive offers more in-depth classes on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for six weeks. Click here to learn more about the Teen Summer Arts Intensive.
Each summer, Sitar employs a limited number of students ages 14-21 who are paid through the Department of Employment Services, Summer Youth Employment Program. Each student that is chosen selects an area of work to apprentice in for the summer: Visual Arts, Summer Camp/Office or Musical Theater Production.
Both Sitar students and non-Sitar students can apply for summer internships at the Center. However, S.E.A.L. members who apply will have their applications reviewed first and the best candidates from the S.E.A.L. Program are given priority for filling summer internship slots.
Volunteering and Community Service
Teens with three or more years experience in a specific artistic discipline can apply to be volunteer teachers or assistant teachers. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer teacher.
Teens may also apply to help with Center needs in a variety of volunteer roles. To perform community service at the Center download the Community Service Application Form for teen applicants and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about volunteer teaching or community service contact A. Lorraine Robinson Director of Faculty & Education, at (202) 797-2145 ext. 107 or use our contact form.