YOUNG ARTIST TRAINING ACADEMY (YATA)
The Official School of the TMJ Dance Project
YATA is a low-cost dance training academy that provides children in middle and low-income families with access and inclusion in quality dance training to impact the opportunity gap  in the art of dance.
This mission of YATA is to provide students with dance education and skill training that will foster a thriving career in the field of dance at large.
The objectives of YATA 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 global contributions to the art of dance.
Implement a conservatory approach to dance education and training.
YATA 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.
 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.
TMJ YATA is located at:
Urban Arts Center
807 Hutchins Road