Arnhold Tier 3 Dance Education & Audience Development Initiative
This program provides free tickets to New York City public school children, along with their parents and teachers. Thousands of NYC children have filled seats during our New York Seasons to experience the thrill of seeing the rich range of modern dance in live performance. The program provides up to 100 free tickets per school along with free educational workshops and programming to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of the performance.
In-school Taylor curricula nurture the whole learner through the experience of Taylor dances, creative exploration, technical study, reflective processing, and the facilitated production of a Taylor-style work. Taylor K–12 curricula meet or exceed the National Core Arts Standards for Dance, as well as the NY State Learning Standards for the Arts and the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance.
Taylor residencies, customized to suit the needs of the partner school, include live accompaniment whenever possible and are available during or after school hours.
A Taylor master class runs 90 minutes and offers a comprehensive experience of the athleticism and artistry that the Taylor Company is known for. Taylor master classes are held in our studios on the Lower East Side of New York City is customized for level of age/ability and number of students, and always include a Taylor teaching artist and live accompaniment.
Workshops / Assemblies
Taylor workshops and assemblies meet the needs of schools with smaller arts education budgets. These one-time events can include live dance experiences, video showings, lecture demonstrations, and discussions.
The Polaris Project offers unique arts education opportunities for everyone through the lens of Paul Taylor’s works. Through the Polaris Project, participants are able to serve their constituents by offering them affordable access to live performances and other activities. These vital enrichment experiences help foster a sense of community and inclusion while providing a vehicle for creative engagement and self-expression.