YOUTH ARTS ACADEMY

PRE PROFESSIONAL DANCE TRAINING PROGRAM

The Pre-Professional Dance Program directed by Ronald K. Brown & Arcell Cabuag provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-18.

 

“These splendid dancers, full of aplomb, were a joy to behold” -The New York Times

WE ARE BACK!!! 

We are excited to announce that the Youth Arts Academy Pre-Professional Training Program is back to in person training! Under the direction of Ronald K. Brown & Arcell Cabuag. Don’t miss your chance to audition for the relaunch of our dynamic pre professional training program.  SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS to local families based upon merit and need.

DANCE AUDITION

Submit a 1-3 minute video performing a dance in any style.
Ages: 12 – 18 years old (2 placement levels)

CHECKLIST:

  • Hold a sign with your name and age and introduce yourself before you dance

  • Appropriate dance attire (girls tights leotard boys shirt tights

  • Prepare a 1-2 minute solo in any dance style demonstrating your artistry and technique

  • Videos must be emailed to ksmith@restorationplaza.org by October 1

The YAA Pre-Professional Training Program includes 4 classes per week taught by an esteemed faculty in addition to specialized workshops and annual performance opportunities locally and nationally. The YAA Pre-Professional Training Program is an incubator for students who show the highest potential for a career in dance or in a career that requires discipline and focus. The diverse curriculum will provide building blocks for preparing dancers to audition for college dance programs and conservatories. This intimate curriculum-based program provides a nurturing environment where each student’s discipline technique and artistry can flourish and be nourished.

mission

Pre-Professional Training Program (PPTP) is driven by the mission to further the development of the next generation of artists and to provide the student with the highest level of instruction in contemporary modern dance forms, traditional African dance, hip hop and classical ballet.

The faculty and comprehensive curriculum will ensure that students are technically accomplished and fully equipped to apply for university/conservatory institutions and are prepared to audition in the professional dance world. In order to nurture each student’s full potential, the PPTP program will emphasize personal attention and mentoring. Students will learn performance skills, a deep understanding of class etiquette, proper dance technique, professional attitude and artistic expression.

We are set for a very exciting season and look forward to working with families to ensure your child’s success in their artistic, post-secondary and future endeavors.

Respectfully,

The Youth Arts Academy Team

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • ^Dancers are required to participate in ALL weekly classes and rehearsals (Wednesday - Friday 5:30pm - 7:00pm and Saturday 4-6:00pm)
  • ^Dancers must remain in good academic standing, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • ^Dancers will study Ballet, African, Contemporary, Modern Horton and participate in special workshops, including; choreography/composition, musical theater, Afro-beat, Afro Caribbean dance forms, improvisation, dance history, body conditioning, yoga, nutrition, floor barre, and dance history.
  • ^ALL students must show proof of COVID 19 vaccination card.

Students with an exemplary attitude, focused effort and attendance will be selected for repertory and will showcase their talent as ambassadors  in public performances. including BAM’s DANCE AFRICA Festival and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference.

The first class will take place on Wednesday October 6.   The first three weeks of classes will be used to observe the student’s technique level for placement.

All classes will also be available for students to zoom in if needed.

QUESTIONS?

For more information please call: (718) 636-6969 or email: ksmith@restorationplaza.org 

To registration email:
efulton@restorationplaza.org

In person classes are held at the Youth Arts Academy Building: 247 Herkimer StreetBrooklyn, NY 11216

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Friday. October 1 – DEADLINE FOR AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSION

Saturday, October 2 – 4:00PM  – MANDATORY PARENT ORIENTATION ON ZOOM

Wednesday, October 6 5:30pm – FIRST CLASS

Class schedule TBD
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Saturdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm