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YOUTH PROGRAM

Fall Registration
NOW OPEN!!

2023 Fall Semester: September 18, 2023 – January 29, 2024

Join our semester-long Youth Program for toddlers to teens of all levels and experiences. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please be sure to visit our POLICIES & FORMS page.

  • All classes are held in-person in our studios on the Lower East Side. 551 Grand Street, Top Floor, New York, NY 10002

  • Click HERE to see the Fall calendar of closures and other important dates.

Taylor Tots

(Ages 2–3 with caregiver)

At this age, the focus is primarily on the joy of movement. Through rhythm games, songs, and creative movement young children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, learn the fundamentals of dance in a shared classroom experience.

 

Saturday from 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Session 1 (8 Weeks): September 23 – November 18
Session 2 (7 Weeks): December 9 – January 27

$220/session for returning students | $240/session for new students

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Level 1

(Ages 4–5)

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.

Monday from 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday from 4:00–5:00 p.m.
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 6-7)

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.

Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday from 4:00–5:00 p.m.
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 8-9)

Students are further challenged to refine complex dance movements and retain longer phrases. They are introduced to more technical elements of modern dance floor work and Mr. Taylor’s choreographic style while encouraged to make individual creative movement choices as beginning dance makers.

Thursday from 5:00–6:00 p.m.
and/or
Saturday from 10:45 – 12:00 p.m. (Please note, this is a Level 3/4 class and is 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Level 3:
$420/semester for returning students | $445/semester for new students

Level 3/4:
$445/semester for returning students | $470/semester for new students

Register for more than one class or sibling and receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code PTCLASS2F when signing up.

Taking two classes per week is highly encouraged

Level 4

(Ages 10-12)

This level is geared towards middle schoolers. Students are taught longer choreographic phrases, that are more complex both physically and rhythmically. More formalized dance vocabulary and exercises are practiced, preparing students to be able recognize and execute basic modern dance technique. At this age more than one class per week is highly recommended.

Tuesday from 5:00–6:15 p.m.
and/or
Saturday from 10:45 – 12:00 p.m. (This is a Level 3/4 class)

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

Register for more than one class or sibling and receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code PTCLASS2F when signing up.

Taking two classes per week is highly encouraged

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.

TAYLOR TEEN
(No prior dance experience necessary)

Wednesday from 5:00–6:30 p.m.
and/or
Saturday from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

ADVANCE TAYLOR TEEN
(Students must have taken Taylor Teen or equivalent experience)

Thursday from 5:00–6:30 p.m.
and/or
Saturday from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

1 class/week*
$470/semester for returning students
$495/semester for new students

2 classes/week*
Register for more than one class or sibling and receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code PTCLASS2F when signing up.
$893/semester for returning students
$940/semester for new students

*Taking two classes per week is highly encouraged

All tuition and fees are nonrefundable.

Ballet for Modern Dancers

(Ages 7–18)

This class is designed for students who want to study ballet to enhance their modern dance training. Taking Ballet for Modern Dancers in addition to Taylor Modern classes is highly encouraged.

Monday from 5:00–6:00 p.m. — Level 4 (Ages 10-13)
Monday from 5:00–6:15 p.m. — Teens (Ages 14-18)
Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m – Level 2/3 (Ages 7-9)

Level 2/3 & Level 4:
$420/semester for returning students  |  $445/semester for new students

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

Receive a 5% discount if adding Ballet for Modern Dancers to another class. Enter promo code PTCLASS2F when signing up.
$399/semester for returning students  |  $422.75/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.

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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