NWSA Dance Day Offers High School Juniors and Seniors an Opportunity to Explore the College Dance Program

Students interested in the New World School of the Arts conservatory-style BFA college dance program are invited to NWSA Dance Day. During this day of all things dance, high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to participate in modern/jazz and ballet classes taught by NWSA faculty, which may serve as an audition for the NWSA college dance program for seniors. An event filled with activities, November 10, 2021 will begin at the New World Dance Theater with registration at 8:30 AM and will continue with auditions and classes from 9 AM – 11:30 AM. Students and parents will then be treated to an 11:45 AM dance performance at the New World Dance Theater, followed by NWSA-provided lunch in the garden adjacent to the building. The Dean of Dance accompanied by the NWSA dance faculty will be present to enjoy lunch with prospective students. Finally, there will be a NWSA/MDC campus tour at 1:30 PM, ending with a Q&A session with students and parents to learn more about the New World School of the Arts college dance program. Admission to the NWSA Day of Dance is free for high school juniors and seniors with registration email to mlburns@mdc.edu. Seniors may also apply to the New World School of the Arts Dance Division. New World Dance Theater is located at 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Miami, FL, 33132.

New World School of the Arts offers a comprehensive dance program essential for today’s professional dancer. The conservatory-style curriculum is grounded in classical ballet and modern dance techniques with exposure to newer and world dance forms. supporting studies are choreography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis and dance production. We are recognized around the world for our students’ exceptionally high performance and artistic levels, distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curricula, productive relationship with many international and national ballet and modern dance companies, the multicultural nature of our faculty and student body, and excellent dance facilities.

Featured every year are numerous new choreographic works by both faculty, students and guest artists. Engaging in the creative choreographic process is an important component of the experience in the dance division. Creation involves individual methods and processes that are vital for emerging dancers and choreographers to experience first-hand. New World School of the Arts college seniors produce the BFA concert in its entirety each year. Using the skills and creativity they have developed and honed, they create and perform a weekend of performances for the public. They begin the year with individual Artist Statements and proposals of their projects. In addition to choreographing and performing, the students manage all aspects of the performance from program information to budget, theme, costumes, publicity and marketing, and grant-writing. The students coordinate rehearsal schedules, conduct rehearsals, work with the technical director and lighting designer, and assume the artistic and administrative responsibilities as they would in the professional world, with the guidance and feedback of our professional faculty. It is an exciting, rigorous, and challenging process but each year the works presented are uniquely personal and reveal the talents of the next generation of creative dance artists.

A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, New World School of the Arts is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and University of Florida. NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative, and academic development through a curriculum that reflects our community and the rich multicultural state of Florida. Through our partners NWSA confers the high school diploma, Associate of Arts degree, and Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design. NWSA’s rigorous eight-year curriculum and conservatory-style teaching has empowered students in our community and our nation to become leaders in the arts for more three decades.

Information about New World School of the Arts at 305-237-3135 or nwsa.mdc.edu.