Through further artistic training and development, JPAC will be able to inspire students in the art of Ballet…Dance Education at American Ballet Theatre: Training for 2 local dance artist’s to go to ABT in New York City for the first part of a series of three training sessions. Taken directly from ABT materials, here is a descriptive look into the project: “ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s artistic advisors and the medical advisory board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordinati
on, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.”
This project is important for many reasons. 1. It will allow us as artists to expand our wealth of knowledge. As artists we understand the urgent need to always hold growth and expansion in the highest priority. 2. It will give all the students we teach (with a reach of about 400 at the moment) more knowledge and experience they cannot get elsewhere. Our outreach includes Marshall University (both artists are faculty members), Jeslyn Performing Arts Center (both artists are directors), the Huntington Museum of Art (both artists direct free workshops to the community and perform), and many more outreach programs that we are both affiliated with. 3. It will bring a high level of dance training back to the Huntington tri-state area. Our goal is to provide the best training possible here in Huntington!
How Money Will Be Used:
The money will put towards paying tuition and materials fees for two local artists to attend ABT Teacher Training in New York City. The tuition per dancer is $1500.00 for a total of $3000.00, and the materials fee is $150.00 per dancer for a total of $300.00. In total our tuition fees equal $3300.00. There is additionally travel, lodging and meal costs during the training.
3 Month Goal:
The project takes place August 1st – 8th, 2012. Two artists from JPAC have already been accepted into the highly selective training program at ABT. The money would assist in a portion of tuition and travel costs.
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