Every year Thomas Armour Youth Ballet (TAYB) presents a Spring Concert at New World School of the Arts. The tradition dates back 25 years and we are excited for this year’s lineup!
While our name might make you think otherwise, the concert is not just ballet, but rather a combination of different dance genres and styles!
Want a sneak peak of what you might see if you go? Look no further!
Lively performances from the Tap Team!
TAYB began a tap team in 2011 to give our most advanced and talented tap students the opportunity to perform and and perfect their skills.
Excerpts from classical ballets.
It all began with just classical ballet at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. Classical works are not the full concert anymore but TAYB makes sure to include at least one piece of classical ballet in the concert.
Performances from several guest artists.
Many TAYB Alumni go on to perform in professional companies or have careers in dance choreography. Every year TAYB alumni are invited to perform as guest artists in the spring concert. Guest artists have included members of the Martha Graham Company, former Alvin Ailey Company members, dancers from Colorado Ballet, and much more.
The Spring Concert always has a theme from a point in history.
This year’s concert theme is 1950 – 1980. To stick with the theme the 2018 concert will present a Motown ballet and original choreography done to music from movies in the time period by our lead ballet teachers Mariana Alvarez and Rosario Suarez.
Exciting performances by our new Contemporary Team.
TAYB’s fairly new Contemporary Team began about two year’s ago and now they perform at TAYB’s annual spring concert. The idea for the Contemporary Team is the same as the Tap Team. All pieces performed by the contemporary team will be choreographed by Stephanie Fuentes, former Martha Graham II member.
Now that you know more about the concert you must want your tickets! This concert is at a very intimate venue so make sure to be the first to get them.