YOUTH PROGRAM

For Ages 4–18

***WE ARE REQUIRING ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE TAYLOR SCHOOL WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 12 BE VACCINATED***

Join our semester-long Youth Program for toddlers to teens of all levels and experience. With our curriculum, students progress through each level as they gain physical skills, spatial awareness, musicality, and an understanding of the Taylor style of modern dance.

Dancers, ages 14–18, who want to follow a preprofessional track with performing opportunities can audition to join the Taylor Teen Ensemble.

2021–2022 Youth Program classes will be held in-person and begin on Monday, September 20. We are returning on a limited schedule for the fall, see Forms & Policies for our COVID-19 protocols.

Click here for our school calendar.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Level 1

(Ages 4–6)

Through creative movement games, Level 1 students discover their innate love for movement in a nurturing environment. With a primary focus on expression of their individual voice, basic dance exercises are introduced to build the early foundations of technique.

Saturday from 9:30–10:30 a.m.

$420/semester for returning students  |  $445/semester for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Level 2

(Ages 7–9)

Students in Level 2 focus on increasing strength, flexibility, and coordination by learning Paul Taylor’s movement vocabulary and incorporating it into their own creative movement explorations. They are further challenged to refine complex dance movements and retain longer choreographic phrases.

Saturday from 10:45–11:45 a.m.

$420/semester for returning students  |  $445/semester for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Level 3

(Ages 10–12)

Middle school students are exposed to choreographic phrases that become increasingly complex both physically and rhythmically. They are introduced to more advanced technical elements of Mr. Taylor’s style. Students are encouraged to make individual creative movement choices as dance makers working both on their own and in groups.

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$445/semester for returning students  |  $470/semester for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Taylor Teen

(Ages 13–18)

This class for high school students offers pre-professional level modern dance training, encouraging artistic expression and the emergence of the individual artistic voice. Taylor repertory is practiced and analyzed to develop greater refinement and nuance. Students are encouraged to take greater artistic risks.

Wednesday from 5:30–7:00 p.m. AND Saturday from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

$470/semester for returning students  |  $495/semester for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Ballet for Modern Dancers

(Ages 13–18)

This class is designed for students who want to study ballet to enhance their modern dance training.

Monday from 5:00–6:00 p.m.

$420/semester for returning students  |  $445/semester for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Taylor Teen Ensemble

(By Audition Only)

The Taylor Teen Ensemble offers teenagers an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Taylor’s work through the performance of excerpts of his diverse repertory.

To learn more about this program and how to audition click below.

Summer Dance Camps

(Ages 6–10)

Taylor Dance Camps include the FUN-damentals Camp for ages 6–10 years and the Junior FUN-tensive for ages 11–15 years. With the emphasis on fun and creativity, dancers in both programs will take daily Taylor Modern classes and learn excerpts from Taylor repertory.

Dates for Summer 2022 will be announced in Spring 2022. Please check back for updates.

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Taylor Tots

(Ages 2–3 with an adult)

*Suspended until January 2022*

A unique mommy-and-me class. Through rhythm games, songs, and creative movement, young children learn the fundamentals of dance.

Class days and times will be announced in the Fall 2021. Please check back for updates.

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

PHOTO CREDITS (top to bottom | left to right) Header photo of Taylor School students with alumnus Manny Sanchez, Francisco Graciano; Level 1 students, Francisco Graciano; Level 2 students, Francisco Graciano; Level 3 students, Paul B. Goode; Taylor School intensive dancers, Alan Olshan; Taylor Teen Ensemble dancers, Paul B. Goode; Taylor Teen Ensemble dancers performing Esplanade, Nina Wurtzel; Summer dance camp students, Alan Olshan; Taylor Tots student with alumna Amy Young, Paul B. Goode.



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