Workshop and Open House: Aug 18, 4-6 pm
Placement Auditions: Sep 5, 4-6 pm
This fall, 92Y and New York Theatre Ballet begin a collaboration bringing pre-professional training and performance opportunities to 92Y’s School of Dance. The new program — known as NYTB at 92Y (NYTB/92Y) — is open to students starting at age 7, with curriculum based on the Cecchetti syllabus. This new collaboration is in addition to the wide array of classes for all ages and levels in ballet, modern, hip-hop, tap, jazz and more already offered at 92Y’s School of Dance.
Both organizations place a great importance on both legacy and innovation and NYTB/92Y’s curriculum, based on the Cecchetti syllabus, is aligned with the 92Y School of Dance values, looking holistically at each student and training them to be creative artists and thinkers as well as accomplished ballet dancers. These classes include an emphasis on musicality, with live accompanists in all classes.
Diana Byer, NYTB Founder and Artistic Director, who leads the program comes with 40 years as Director of Ballet Instruction at NYTB School, and has a rich history with 92Y, performing here as a young dancer, and presenting NYTB programs during the past two seasons.
NYTB/92Y faculty is led by Diana Byer, with additional teachers and assistants that include NYTB’s Associate Artistic Director Elena Zahlmann, and former New York City Ballet member and principal artist in the Paramount Pictures’ film Fame, Antonia Franceschi. All classes have live accompanists.
A Workshop and Open House takes place at 92Y on August 18, offering interested parents and children an opportunity to sample a lesson and meet Diana Byer. Placement in NYTB/92Y’s selective program is by audition on September 5. The schedule for both August 18 and September 5 is: 4-5 pm, Level 1-2, students age 7-10; 5-6 pm, Level 3-4, ages 11+. Merit and need-based scholarships are available to qualified students.
Register for the Workshop and Open House and Placement Auditions, or contact Heather Childs, Associate Director, Children’s Dance at 92Y — email | 212.415.5553 for more information.
Selected students appear in professional productions with NYTB in the company’s The Nutcracker and Once Upon a Ballet series, and students gain access into the dance world via an open rehearsal with NYTB’s professional company on November 2.
Level 1: Tue 4:30-5:30 pm & Thu 4:30-5:30 pm
Fall Semester: Sept 25 – Jan 17
Fall Semester Tuition: $1,176
Full Year: Sep 25 - Jun 8
Full Year Tuition: $2,352
Level 2: Mon 5:30-7 pm & Sat 9:30-11 am
Fall Semester: Sep 24 - Jan 19
Fall Semester Tuition: $1,400
Full Year: Sep 24 – Jun 8
Full Year Tuition: $2,800
Level 3: Tue 5:30-7 pm & Thu 5:30-7 pm
Fall Semester: Sep 25 - Jan 17
Fall Tuition: $1,575
Full Year: Sep 25 – Jun 8
Full Year Tuition: $3,150
Level 4: Wed 5:30-7 pm, Fri 5:30-7 pm & Sun 10 am-11:30 am
Fall Semester: Sep 26 – Jan 20
Fall Tuition: $2,176
Full Year: Sep 24 - Jun 8
Full Year Tuition: $4,350
Pointe for Approved Dancers: Saturday 11 am-12 pm