Give Miami Day is Miami’s biggest city-wide fundraising 24 hour event with over 600 participating organizations. It is an incredible opportunity to support the causes you most believe in! Here are a couple of reasons to consider supporting Thomas Armour Youth Ballet on Give Miami Day.
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet (TAYB) believes all children regardless of their economic background should have access to the arts. For this reason, TAYB provides scholarships based on financial need rather than giving talent-based scholarships.
Free After School and Summer Programming
Free after-school and summer programming for students ages 5-11 is a huge part of the organization. TAYB’s after-school programming is a comprehensive combination of dance and academics. Participating students receive a variety of dance classes taught by professional teachers, as well as homework assistance, and reading lessons. In summer months, in addition to dance and reading, students also receive music and art classes!
Dance In New York City Program
Every year Thomas Armour Youth Ballet sends advanced students for a once in a lifetime experience to participate in summer dance programs in New York City. Housing costs, food, and a chaperone are provided to the students for free.
Next Steps Program
After students outgrow our after-school programming we offer them the opportunity to continue their dance training at our main site in South Miami through our Next Steps Program.
Performance Opportunity: The Nutcracker Ballet
Students from all 5 sites ages 8 and up are invited to participate in TAYB’s annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet at no cost! This opportunity allows children to experience what it is like to perform for a large audience in professional costumes on a real stage! There are four performances, one performance that is open to the general public and three school field trip performances at affordable prices to make the Nutcracker accessible to schools all over our community. Over 6,000 school children see TAYB’s production of the Nutcracker every year.