Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Year! Limited Space Register Now!
We are a training facility for dance and theatre education as well as students who are dance & theatre collegiate minded. Our program is tailored to help the individual student achieve their goals no matter what age or level. This ethos is the inspiration for our name! Are you Taylor Made?
April 10th 1:30-6:30
Join us for a day full of dance! Stretch & Cross Training for performers (a TMDT student favourite), Ballet, Contemporary and Broadway Styles. Take one or take them all, only $20 for all four classes!
Reserve your spot!
June 21st - June 27th
This years intensive will focus on a different choreographer/ director every two days, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and Jerry Mitchell !!! Work with professional theatre and dance educators and performers, as we dissect and study material from some of their iconic shows as well as explore the original choreography of these great musical theatre contributors.
$550.00 ( Registration & T shirt included)
This free virtual and in person workshop has lots of helpful information for the college bound student and the confused parent!
• Why get a degree in theatre arts?
• Types of jobs are out there?
• Where to start exploring for college programs
• What are college pre- screens
We will also be explaining the college CAP program and what we can offer in ways of helping you prepare for college.
This 8 week session is full of information to help build, what we call the “Actors tool box”. Explore the art form in a safe environment, geared to bring the best out in the individual!
Sign up now only 16 spots per group!
Cost: $160.00 (entire 8 weeks)
4:00-5:30 Stretch & Cross Training
5:40-6:40 Broadway 1
5:40-6:40 Beginner Ballet
6:50-7:50 Beginner Ballet
8:00-9:00 Modern 1
4:10-5:00 Primary Beginner Tap
5:10-6:00 Primary Classical Jazz
6:20-7:35 Intermediate Ballet
7:45-8:45 Advanced Contemporary
5:10-6:10 Beginner Contemporary
6:20-7:20 Tap 2 (Studio B)
6:15-7:15 Tap 1
7:30-8:30 Broadway Styles 2
4:00-5:00 Beginner Jazz (8-11)
4:00-5:00 Adult Tap (Studio B)
5:10-6:10 Beginner Classical Jazz
6:20-7:50 Modern 2 & 3
8:00-9:00 Leaps & Turns
4:00-5:30 Stretch & Stability
5:40-6:40 Advanced Classical Jazz
6:50-7:50 Haitian Folklore
9:30-11:30 Advanced Ballet & Pointe
Please refer to the Class Listing and Pricing Sheet for Class Tuition Fees.
Classical jazz , Tap, Broadway Styles, Fosse, Stretch & Cross Training, contemporary and modern
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Alyssa Thompson holds a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida and Master of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University. She was a company dancer with Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah and RAKR Dance (formerly Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theater). While touring with RDT, she performed works by prominent choreographers including Merce Cunningham, Isadora Duncan, Bill Evans and José Limón. Currently, Alyssa is the dance director at Oxbridge Academy and performs with Ballet Florida.
Professional Assistant & Intern
Abril Gonzalez is current college student who has trained under Angela-Morando Taylor for the past 5 years. She is currently working towards a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Florida Southern College. As well as pursuing her passion for dance, she is also studying to attend physical therapy school after graduation, hoping to specialize in helping dancers. She enjoys assisting and teaching dance as well as working with younger students, and she is so honored to be a part of the Taylor Made family.
Alexandra Dow is a dancer, singer, actor based between FL and NYC. She attended AMDA in NYC and is an alumni of Broadway Dance Centers Training Program. In addition to performing, she is also a choreographer and barre instructor who has taught for such companies as Zenergy, Xtend Barre, UCPA, TUTS, SOL Children’s Theatre, InHouseExpressions and Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. As a performer, she has worked regionally at various professional theaters in New York, Massachusetts, Montana, Texas and South Florida. She is a proud EMC member of Actors Equity. You can visit her professional page @alexandrakathryndow or follow her on Instagram @akd1286!!
Shelley Keelor is an award-winning actress and international singer and an accomplished voice teacher and coach! Her experience as an active performer of many genres including, musical theatre, symphony soloist, concert soloist, cabaret artist, big band and pop bands contributes to her teaching. Shelley specializes in technique and has always had an eye toward healthy singing. Additionally, while also working on phrasing, diction, and song delivery, her performing career makes her the perfect coach for song interpretation.Her experience includes private instruction at The Maltz Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, St Andrew's School, Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Artist in Residence) and School of Rock. She is a trained Disney Teaching Artist and has directed musicals in elementary schools in conjunction with Kravis Center Disney Musicals in Schools. Shelley is skilled at audition preparation, helping students prepare for auditions for Dreyfoos, BAK and school musicals. She received a Vocal Performance Degree and a Business Psychology Degree at Miami of Ohio's College of Creative Arts. See what students have to say about Shelley, here: www.shelleykeelor.com/teaching
Jeanine Gangloff Levy is an actor and teacher based in South Florida. She graduated from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a concentration of theatre, and Florida State University's Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre Program on full academic and talent scholarships studying under Emmy Award winning & Tony nominated actress Jane Alexander. Jeanine decided to continue her studies to give back to the next generation of young artists, and went on to graduate study, receiving her Master of Science in Education from City College of New York with a primary focus in Educational Theatre. She also participated in workshops about educational theatre with the Lincoln Center Institute and the Creative Arts Team. Jeanine was the teaching assistant to Sandy Faison ( the original Grace in Annie) the Dean of the Theatre Department at the Fiorello LaGuardia School for Music & the Performing Arts ( The "Fame" School). Jeanine has also been published in Dramatics December 2014 magazine in a four page spread entitled "Your Best Shot”, an article focusing on students entrance to competitive theatre programs. She has taught acting locally at Lake Worth High School and G-Star School of the Arts, and continues to work as a teaching artist through private coaching and local programs at Showtime, the Kravis Center, and the Broward Center. As an actor Jeanine has appeared across the country in regional theaters such as the Cherry Lane Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre Company, and Williamstown Theatre Company. She is currently a member of the Andrew Sisters inspired group, The Victory Dolls, Locally she has worked at the Wick Theatre, Theatre Lab, Slow Burn, City Theatre, Island City, MNM Theatre Company, West Boca Theatre Company, and Thinking Cap Theatre. She was nominated for a Carbonell award for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for her work as Paulette in Legally Blonde. She currently also does film and tv work with Talent Direct Agency .
Pre Ballet, Primary Dance, Mommy and Me
Jasmine Compere started performing at a young age under the direction of Eileen Herzog Bazin. Jasmine has studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and Haitian folklore at the Haitian American Academy of Ballet and Arts in Haiti. While pursuing a degree in Education, Jasmine also studied dance at Florida Atlantic University. She performed with the Butterfly Dancers, a Haitian Folkoric Dance Troupe traveling international performing traditional dances while educating audience on the Haitian culture. Jasmine has also been in shows such as, All Shook Up, Pippin, and Throughly Modern Millie. With a passion for teaching, Jasmine inspires elementary students to pursue their passion in the arts. Jasmine is excited to be working with Angela Morando-Taylor while she works to educate young dancers in South Florida.
All Classes are available online as well as recorded so that if you are enrolled in a class but miss it live you can still access It.
You will also need to download the Zoom App and have access to YouTube
After you receive your email send in payment via Venmo @Angela-Morando
Once we receive payment we will send you your class codes
We believe in education. Period. The foundation of a performer starts with just that, a solid foundation. There is no fast track; it takes time, focus and a dedicated teacher to reach each student’s potential. Our teachers are just that - dedicated teachers that are invested in the future of the performing arts.
My mission is simple. I do not believe in back rows or a center spot on stage. I believe in my students and that each one of them has a talent that is uniquely theirs. As educators, it is our job to help them realize that talent, give them the discipline to succeed, and encourage the spirit to love what they do.
My name is Angela Morando-Taylor. I am a dance and performance educator with over 21 years in education and performance under my belt! For the last 16 years I have been the dance director and coordinator for West Boca’s Performing Arts Academy, Boca Raton High School’s Drama Program and this year will be my fifth year with Palm Beach Central's Drama program as well. I believe in a solid education not only in the arts but academically as well. Knowledge is power!
I started my journey 34 years ago in a small town called Sugar Grove Pennsylvania. I was 7 at the time and wanted to be like my older cousin, so I started taking class at Linda Dies Dance Unlimited In Warren, PA. Little did my parents know that it would be the start of my life’s work.
My path has been a tricky one, Diagnosed at 16 with fibromyalgia, I had to learn to dance with a lot of pain, fatigue and frustration. Five years later while at Coker College, on scholarship, I would have two broken feet, collapsed arches and a broken heart. It was at this point I was told I would never dance again. This was all due to poor flooring and a weakened body. Seems tragic but this is how my story starts and where my ethos about education in the arts began. After many months pf PT, I was told I had five years tops if I wanted to continue to dance. I made it 11 years before I retired. I was smart enough at the time to know that my feet would never withstand the demand a concert dancer requires, so I decided to go into professional theatre. This is what makes my background a little different, I am educated in dance as well as theatre.
I am sharing my story with you because it helps support how I have come to this point, why I have become such an advocate for proper flooring, self care and true teaching, not demonstrating! I have learned the in’s and out’s of crushing disappointments, perseverance and empathy through my journey and use it every day in my teachings. I would not be the person or teacher I am today with out it.
I believe every student that I come in contact with deserves the best of me, whether they want to go on to being professional or just love the arts and want to learn the craft for their high school career. They are all amazing!
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