Taylor Made is a dance and theatre training facility that also specializes in college prep with a program unlike any other in south Florida. We believe the most important ingredients in shaping a young performer are training, guidance and support. Their are no guarantees in this business.No amount of roles, competition prizes or networking can guarantee a future career. However, here at Taylor Made, we believe training can give performers the best opportunities in their future and lead to success and longevity. 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 and the question: Are you Taylor Made?
As educators we know that we are leaders and teach by example; that’s why at TMDT we support team teaching! The students see the teachers working together, learning from each other, putting their egos aside and not being afraid to be vulnerable, because that’s how we learn and grow as people and artist.
TMDT believes that if we create a yearning now for training and education in their chosen art form, it will last a lifetime!
We hold two shows annually as well as an intensive showcase in a professional setting. This gives students an opportunity to apply the training they have received all year but focus on learning stage skills.
So the question stands…… Are you Taylor Made?
Students take daily dance classes in a comprehensive selection of techniques as well as learn choreography both rep work and original work by our incredible staff!
Our goal is to select a solid vocal piece for each student to add to their book. All students will have a choice to present this piece at The Wick, Unless chosen for a production number solo by the staff.
Performance at The wick Theatre June 18th!
Our goal is to give each students a strong monologue for their book as well. Each student will receive a monologue chosen by our staff and given the option to present their song or monologue at The Wick.
What an amazing week we had! Congratulations to all who attending, the growth was amazing!
Video credit by David de Hilster
For more information on this program or a brochure please contact us at taylormadedanceandtheatre@gmail
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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