YOUTH ARTS ACADEMY
PRE PROFESSIONAL DANCE PROGRAM
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.
Pre-Professional Dance 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 proper dance technique, professional attitude and artistic expression.
- ^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.
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