Feel free to reach out to our Admissions Staff at Questions@Usdan.org or 631-643-7900 or 212-772-6060 with any questions you may have about the application process.
The following information is provided to answer some of the questions you may have about Usdan.
2019 Season Dates & Rates
7 week session - $5,850*
July 1, 2019 - August 16, 2019, weekdays (closed Thursday, July 4)
*Some 7 week classes are an additional $550.
4 week session - $4,050*
July 1, 2019 - July 26, 2019, weekdays (closed Thursday, July 4)
*Some 4 week classes are an additional $325.
3 week session - $3,050*
July 29, 2019 - August 16, weekdays
*Some 3 week classes are an additional $225.
All tuition prices include bus transportation, medical accident insurance, and registration fees. Bus transportation is required.
There are five main arts departments at Usdan; Art, Dance, Music, Creative Writing and Theater. Additional study is offered in Chess, Nature and Recreational Arts. Applicants select a Major and Minor class, as well as a Recreational Activity, from the more than 100 courses Usdan has to offer. All students attend a daily Festival Performance.
Students at Usdan are divided into separate divisions, each based upon the student’s current grade in the 2018-2019 school year.
The four divisions are:
- Discovery: Grades Pre-K, K and 1
- Partner in the Arts: Grades 2 or 3
- Junior: Grades 4 through 6
- Senior: Grades 6 through 12
6th grade students may choose to go into the senior division if their schedule allows. Some students may have to audition. Students in grades 2 or 3 participate in an enhanced mentoring program called Partners in the Arts. Call for details 631-643-7900 or 212-772-6060.
Majors, Minors, and Recreational Activities
Students can choose to enroll in 7 week, 4 week, or 3 week sessions. Students in the 7 week sessions may select the same class for all seven weeks, OR split their session and take one 4 week and one 3 week class. A limited number of classes are 7, 4, or 3 weeks only.
After choosing the 3 week, 4 week or 7 week session, you select a Major class. Your Major subject is the one in which you have the greatest interest and desire to participate. Two periods daily are devoted to it. Examples: a violinist would choose orchestra; a dancer, ballet; an art student, painting.
After making this choice, you then choose a Minor class and a Recreational Activity. A Minor and Recreational Activity consist of one instructional period daily each and are provided to give you an opportunity to enjoy an experience in another art form or in recreation.
Choose your Major and Minor and Recreational Activities with care, because it will be difficult to make changes in the assigned programs. Schedule changes, when possible, will be made upon the recommendation of the faculty within the first week of the season for 7 and 4 week students, and on the first day of the season for 3 week students.