The Martha Graham School provides teen dancers the opportunity to advance their dance training while expanding their understanding of dance and all the arts.
The mission of the conservatory-based Young Artists Program is to further teens’ development using the Graham Technique and Repertory as a foundation for study.
The Young Artists Program is led by Teens@Graham Program Director Amélie Bénard. Participation is open to all dancers ages 13 – 18.
Both in-person and virtual training options available!
Registration for our 2023 Spring Semester (January 25 – May 13) is now open! Register by Saturday, January 17!
Choose a division:
TEENS@GRAHAM VIRTUAL SATURDAYS
Can’t join us in person? Not to worry! Teens@Graham Virtual Saturdays are for dancers who wish to develop their dance training but are unable to join us in our studios. Price per semester: $575
11:00-12:30 EST / Graham Technique
12:30-12:45 EST / Break
12:45-1:45 EST / Graham Repertory
- Complete Registration Form
- Pay $20 Registration Fee
- Pay $50 Tuition Deposit
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Teen Artists Division
The mission of the Teen Artists Division is to enrich and enhance the pre-professional dancer’s humanity and artistry. With respect to each dancer’s cultural background and life’s experiences, the Teen Artists Division uses the Graham Technique as a foundation to hone the teen’s personal and creative exploration. Through Repertory and Creative Workshop courses, teens learn the craft of choreography, develop their individual artistic voices, and create their unique movement signature and vocabulary.
Teen Training Division
The Teen Training Division provides strong technical training for teens. Classes are offered in Graham Technique and Ballet with the objective of generating a high caliber of physical rigor, technique, and performance.
Classes are structured to correlate with the Graham Technique. With respect to their own physical structure and range of motion, students focus on alignment, shift of weight, and the use of breath (emanating from the torso) to discover and explore the visceral possibilities of Ballet vocabulary.
The Martha Graham Technique is based on the core power of Graham’s signature contraction and release. With respect to their own physical structure and range of motion, students will learn how to use the technique to enhance their strength, stamina, and self-expression, as well as enrich their artistry in many genres of dance. Saturday classes are divided into Levels I and II, which affords the students the opportunity to study the fundamentals of the technique and/or advance their practice.
Students enhance the depth of their technical ability and performance in this introduction to Graham’s classic choreography. With respect to their own physical structure and range of motion, students will perform excerpts of renowned works, where they will gain a deeper understanding of the connection between Graham’s emotional and movement vocabulary.
A laboratory for student innovation, Creative Workshop guides students in creating their own movement phrases, honing their artistic voice, and developing a personal toolbox of choreographic techniques.
Description coming soon!
IN-PERSON CLASS SCHEDULE
|Spring Semester 2023
January 25 – May 13, 2023
|Wednesday||5:15pm-6:45pm||Open Level Ballet|
|6:50pm-8:20pm||Open Level Graham Technique|
|Saturday||9:00am-10:30am||Open Level Ballet|
|10:35am-12:05pm||Level I and II Graham Technique|
|12:30pm-1:25pm||TBC: Zone of Consciousness / Creative Workshop|
|2:35pm-3:35pm||TBC: New Work|
Creative Cultural Center at St. Veronica’s
149 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Martha Graham School
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10014
|Teen Training Division
1 Graham Technique Class + 3 Additional Technique classes
1 Graham Technique Class + 2 Additional Technique Classes
1 Graham Technique Class + 1 Additional Technique Class
1 Graham Technique Class
|Teen Artists Division
|Artist IV 1 Graham Technique Class + New Work + Graham Repertory + Creative Workshop + 3 Additional Technique classes||$1950|
1 Graham Technique Class + New Work + Graham Repertory + Creative Workshop + 2 Additional Technique classes
1 Graham Technique Class + New Work + Graham Repertory + Creative Workshop + 1 Additional Technique Class
1 Graham Technique Class + New Work + Graham Repertory + Creative Workshop
PHOTOS: Teens@Graham dancers by Melissa Sherwood.