Usdan Center for the
Creative and Performing Arts
America's Premier Performing and Visual Arts Day Camp.

America's Premier Arts Day Camp Starts in:

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June 29th - August 14th, 2015


New To Usdan?

Usdan Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit summer day school for the performing and visual arts. Now in its 48th Season, the Center is situated on a magnificent 200-acre woodland on Long Island. Welcome to Usdan!

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We have a wide variety of courses for you, more than 50 in all. From Musical Theater, to Cartooning, to Fashion Design, to Orchestra, to Ceramics and more, Usdan is organized for You.

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You are invited to see Usdan students enjoying our 200-acre woodland campus, studying in their classes, and performing on stage. Welcome to Usdan!

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We'll send you a full color brochure and a DVD. Choose your classes and meet the teachers. It's all in this mailing.


Questions about Usdan? Many are answered here. For additional information, you are invited to speak with an Admissions Counselor. Call 631-643-7900, or 212-772-6060. You'll speak with Kerry, Yolanda, Bobbie, Patrice, Megan, or Andrew.

Chess Challenge

Usdan Center will present its eighth annual Usdan Chess Challenge on Sunday, October 5 at its specially designed Hexter Chess Center. Open to grades K-12, the tournament is US Chess Federation-rated.


Thank you for considering a gift to the Usdan Center. For forty-eight years, donors have provided life-changing summers of discovery for our students.

Announcing a New 3-Week Senior Major

3-Week Musical Theater is available for current 7th through 12th grade students. Full story

Dale Lewis Judges Yale Competition

Yale University’s School of Music is the site of the annual Woolsey Concerto Competition for artist level musicians. Judges for this year’s competition included Usdan’s Executive Director, Dale Lewis, former New York Philharmonic English Hornist Thomas Stacey, and concert violinist Theodore Arm. Full story

Usdan 2014 Professional Workshops

This summer, Usdan Center for the Arts will present "SmartMusic & Finale: A Program of Professional Development in Music Technology." This 5-day professional development workshop will take place from Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2014. Full story

Usdan's "Olympic Spirit"

The video below shows the Brass Ensemble performing John Williams’ "Olympic Spirit" last summer, and it appears here in tribute to our 230 American athletes. Full story