November 9, 2019

Dallas, TX 

7:00pm

SWEATT Dallas Dance Festival

November 26 -30, 2019

Alexandria, LA

3:00pm

Dance X BZ International Festival

December 10 -13, 2019

New Orleans, LA

National Performance Network

December 14, 2019

Dallas, TX 

10:00 am

YATP Fall Showcase

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T: 972-850-8487

E: info@tmjdanceproject.org 

ABOUT YATP

YATP is a tuition free dance training program that provides students in middle and low-income families, ages 4 -17; with access and inclusion in quality dance training to impact the opportunity gap [1] in the art form.

 

The mission of YATP is to provide students with dance education and skill training that will foster a thriving career in the field of dance at large.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The objectives of YATP are to:

  • Cultivate student artist relationships through social-emotional learning (SEL) practices that create a safe learning environment.

  • Discover cultural identity through the investigation of the African contribution to the art of dance.

  • Implement a conservatory approach to dance education and training.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

YATP aims to achieve the following student artist outcomes:

  • Demonstration of enhanced self-awareness & self-management when engaging with others.

  • Demonstration of enhanced technical skill and knowledge in select genres of dance.

  • 100% student acceptance into international and domestic summer dance training programs and higher education programs.

PROGRAM DATES

YATP is a thirty-six (36) week dance training program that is divided into two (2) semesters.

Program dates are September 3, 2019 – May 15, 2020. 

YATP observes all holidays and breaks of the Dallas Independent School District.

 

2019 -2020 YATP will conclude with the Student Artist Performance & Awards Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

 

[1] Refers to the ways in which race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, English proficiency, commonwealth, familial situations, or other factors that contribute to or lower educational aspirations, achievement, and attainment for a certain group of students. Unequal or inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities.

For more information and enrollment contact:

yatp@tmjdanceproject.org

YATP TRAINING CURRICULUM

YATP training curriculum is designed to provide student artists with comprehensive dance training that focuses on technical skill development and academic knowledge.

 

Below is the name and description of each training class that is included in the YATP curriculum.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Acrobatics

Fundamental tumbling technique class to increase flexibility, strength, balance, endurance, and body awareness.  

African Dance Technique

Cultural movement class that focuses on rhythm, songs, and choreography of traditional African culture. This class emphasizes community & individual contribution.

Lester Horton Technique

Modern dance technique class designed to stretch and strengthen the body for maximum performance.

 

Classical Ballet Technique

Ballet technique class designed to develop awareness of alignment, movement vocabulary and execution.

 

Jazz Technique

Stylistic technique class that focuses on isolation of the body, improving performance quality, and developing rhythmic patterns.

 

Tap

Movement class to develop rhythm, style and sound.

 

Hip Hop

Cultural movement class that focuses on rhythm, song, and culture of hip-hop movement.

YATP CLASS SCHEDULE 

YATP classes are held  Monday & Thursday from 6:00pm – 9:30pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  All classes are held at African American Museum of Dallas located at 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210.

 

MONDAY

6:00pm – 7:00pm                       7:00pm – 8:00pm                            8:00pm – 9:30pm

Junior A - Ballet                          Junior B - Ballet                                 Senior – Ballet

Junior B - Jazz                             Senior - Jazz

 

THURSDAY

6:00pm – 7:00pm                      7:00pm – 8:00pm                            8:00pm – 9:30pm

Junior A - Acro                          Junior B - Acro                                  Senior Acro (8:30 – 9:30)

Junior B - Horton                      Senior – Horton (7:00 – 8:30)

SATURDAY

10:00am – 11:00am                    11:00am – 12:00pm                          12:00pm – 1:00pm

Primary A – Acro                        Primary B – Acro                             Junior A – African

Primary B – Ballet/Tap               Primary A – Ballet/Tap                   Junior B - Tap

1:00pm – 2:00pm                      2:00pm – 3:00pm                           3:00pm – 4:00pm

Junior B – African                      Senior – African                              Senior - Tap 

Junior A -Tap

 

Primary A | Ages 4-5

Primary B | Ages 5-7

Junior A    | Ages 8 – 10 

Junior B   | Ages 11 -12

Senior      | Ages 13 -17

 

 

 

3536 Grand Avenue

Dallas, TX 75210