Dance As a Vehice for Success
"Dance As a Vehicle For Success" describes TAYB's after school programming in four neighborhood outreach centers located throughout Miami-Dade County. High quality, professionally taught dance classes are provided at no cost to over 400 participants. The foundation of the program is based on classical ballet, but has been enriched by the addition of Tap, Modern and Jazz and Musical Theater. In addition to dance classes, the program also offers: daily hour long reading classes taught by certified teachers, daily hour hold homework assistance classes taught by certified teachers, daily snack, weekly project based activity, using TAYB's "World History Through Arts and Culture," and monthly family engagement activities.
Summer in NYC
TAYB's Summer in NYC program makes it possible for dozens of advanced students to train in highly competitive professional NYC dance programs each summer for 6-8 weeks. The students are exposed to renowned directors, choreographers and teachers, creating a valuable artistic network for their future. It is a unique and life changing experience for every student that participates. The cost of all housing and food is covered by TAYB.
South Miami Scholarship Program
TAYB's flagship program provides scholarship slots for those in need in all ballet classes at its South Miami location. All scholarship recipients, including those with disabilities, are mainstreamed into the class schedule, and are provided the clothing and shoes necessary to participate. In addition, the South Miami site houses the Summer Camp, where students have expanded class offerings five days per week during the summer break. Over 300 youth at the South Miami site are on full or partial scholarship.
TAYB's Nutcracker, produced in collaboration with New World School of the Arts, is more than just a holiday tradition with familiar music. Students from all five sites start preparing in August for the annual, large-scale production, which boasts the most diverse cast in the region. Over 6,000 public school children experience the Nutcracker each year, including one performance specially designed to be Sensory Friendly for families within the autism spectrum.
Through community partnerships, TAYB is able to act as a conduit to social services for families in the program including: Physical Therapy, Transportation, Medical Services, Legal Services, Immigration Services, Support and counseling services for bereaved families, and Academic Services.