About YADA

Eligibility

To join Y.A.D.A., students must be at least 7 years old and have an interest in the arts. All students must audition and go through an interview process before being accepted into our program. Class size is limited to ensure the individualized attention and support needed for young developing artists. Auditions are held three times a year for the Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions.  

​YADA is a place where all the performing arts come together -  acting, singing, spoken word, rap, poetry, music, dance - to create.  Each season the students put together one production according to their collective interests and abilities such as a concert or a play. In the creation of the showcase throughout the season, they are trained in voice, dance, and acting with a concentration in their specific roles.

 

The community that forms through their teamwork is extremely valuable as the students learn about alternative arts-related careers.​​​ The YADA curriculum includes parent workshops and consulting for college and career preparation as well as field trips to local performances.

Confidence! On stage| On Camera and In Life

Mission:

Our mission is to empower artistic youth through practical arts training, personal development, and exposure that leads to career pathways in the arts.   

Vision:

The vision of Y.A.D.A. is to create a faith-based learning environment where youth receive industry-level arts training, exposure, and performance opportunities that increase the likelihood of professional success. 

Mission &Vision

DEVELOP > EMPOWER > CONNECT > EMBRACE

We Connect youth to our community to affect change by focusing on the collaborative nature of art - that empowers the individual’s understanding and connection to the community in which they live. 
 
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Embrace youth and the importance of passing along the evolving knowledge to the next generation.
 
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Believe that learning and teaching go hand-in-hand 

We Develop youth as artists by providing opportunities for youth to find their artistic voices and proclaim themselves as artists. Each individual has their own unique gifts and talents to contribute to the greater good of society. 

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Empower youth as individuals to chase and conquer their fears by providing tools to confront life challenges. The lessons learned through our process translate not only to one’s artistic growth but directly impacts one’s sense of confidence