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AT A GLANCE

DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022

JUNE 13 – JULY 8

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Study close to home with the best overall training in the Sandhills!

Ballet, Pointe, Partnering, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre

Master Classes

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IMAGINE YOUTH THEATER SUMMER 2022

Missed audtions but still interested in joining us? Select “Learn More” below and send us your question!

Limited number of underwritten student/child tickets available thanks to Perry Youngblood DETAILS


Streaming On-Demand July 1-3 and 8-10


GARY TAYLOR DANCE

Home of Imagine Youth Theater

DANCE MUSICAL THEATER
ENSEMBLE DANCE (Ongoing)
2022-2023 Season begins August 8 – or right after Nutcracker Boot Camp
DANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
REGULAR SEASON CLASSES
DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATER (D4MTH) (Resumes August 15th)
D4MTH (Gr 4-7)
D4MTh (Gr 8-12)
STUDIO DANCE (Resumes August 15)
PK DANCE (Ages 5-6)
ELEMENTARY DANCE (Age 7 & up)
IMAGINE YOUTH THEATER JR (Gr 3-7)
IMAGINE YOUTH THEATER (Gr 8-12)
IYT SUMMER STOCK (Gr 3-7 & 8-12)

Gary Taylor Dance offers an exciting place to learn for dancers ages 5 and older and actors grade 3-12.

For dancers, age and ability appropriate classes are available at various levels of study commitments. Whether you want a class one day or week or every chance you can, there is a program for you.

Actors will find an exciting experience with Imagine Youth Theater performance-based workshops.

Gary Taylor Dance, dedicated to the promotion and practice of the performing arts, is a division of Winston-Salem Festival Ballet, a non-profit 501c-3 organization.

DANCE

Our Philosophy from the Director

Ensemble Dance

For dancers who want more…

The Ensemble Dance Program offers age and ability appropriate classes in ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, tap, contemporary, and musical theater for age 7 and older. Ensemble performing members study two or more days per week and are eligible to perform in the annual Nutcracker and Spring productions along with special events, festivals, and conferences. This program also offers a Summer Intensive with a conservatory-style curriculum based on the same philosophy.  Placement auditions are encouraged for new students.

Studio Dance

Studio Dance classes meet one day a week and feature a special themed end-of-season performance.

PK Dance, ages 5-6, a division of Studio Dance, is a program specifically focused on the preschool and early elementary years for ages 5 through first grade. The PK Dance summer program offers classes and themed camps.

For Elementary (beginning at age 7), the Studio Dance program also offers ballet, jazz, and tap classes with a special end-of-the-year performance. This studio program also offers a summer curriculum.

MUSICAL THEATER

Imagine Youth Theater (IYT) (Gr 8-12) offers performance based musical theater workshops featuring IYT Jr (Gr 3-7) along with a Summer Stock workshop program.

Ensemble Dance

2022 SUMMER INTENSIVE Jun 13- Jul 8, 2022

2022-2023 SEASON Aug 1, 2022- Jun 9, 2023

Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Jazz, Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theater and more!


Ensemble dance training is based on a broad spectrum of movement rooted in classical training outlined for optimum advancement.  Classes are offered both in studio and on-line interactively. Dancers train a minimum of 2-4 days per week with a conservatory style curriculum featuring a daily Ballet/Pointe class and at least one of the following:  Variation, Jazz/Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theater. (age and ability appropriate).  Dancers new to the program, (age 7 and older), with be evaluated for proper and most beneficial program placement.  Faculty is diverse, rotational, and includes featured guest artists.

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IYT At A Glance

SUMMER STOCK 2022

IYT SUMMER STOCK 2022

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IYT JR SUMMER STOCK 2022

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IMAGINE YOUTH THEATER: DREAM IT, LIVE IT


Imagine Youth Theater is a workshop based musical theater program offering several performance workshops per season, and a 3-week Summer Stock workshop. Casting auditions are held prior to the workshops which typically meet twice a week.  (All who audition will be cast.)  Students study acting, singing, blocking, and choreography specific to the production.

The program offers two divisions:

Imagine Youth Theater offers workshops for grades 8-12, One Acts workshops, and Summer Stock (*Age 18 and under, recent graduates welcome)

Imagine Youth Theater Jr offers workshops for grades 3 and up and Summer Stock.

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Studio Dance

STUDIO DANCE FEATURES

PK DANCE for ages 5-6 (Ballet, Tap, Creative Movement)

ELEMENTARY beginning at age 7 (Ballet, Jazz, and Tap)


2022 SUMMER CLASSES 4 weeks – Jun 13- Jul 8, 2022 – Interested students please inquire

2022-2032 STUDIO DANCE SEASON Aug 15. 2022 – Jun 9, 2023

PK DANCEELEMENTARYSUMMER 2022REG SEASON
Ages 5-6
Ballet, Tap, Creative Movement
Beginning at age 7
Ballet, Jazz, and Tap

4 Weeks
Jun 13- Jul 8
Interested students please inquire
Regular Season Studio classes resume the week of Aug 15th

These classes meet one day per week, and registration is accepted year-round but early registration is encouraged for optimal schedule choices.  Each season concludes with a special production themed especially for the Studio dance program members.  A 4-week summer session is also offered.

FACULTY:  Emily Carson, Mandi Taylor

REGISTRATION:  Accepted year-round

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Nutcracker

RETURNING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 2022!

SANDHILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

A family favorite of the season! Choreography is by award-winning Artistic Director, Gary Taylor. Sets are by award-winning designer, Howard Jones. Original costumes are designed by Executive Director and Founder Rita Taylor.

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