Dance offers a comprehensive curriculum based on modern and ballet technique supplemented by improvisation, choreography, jazz, hip hop, yoga, Pilates, dance history, anatomy, nutrition, injury prevention, college and career preparation.
In addition to training with High Tech's professional faculty, students will also have the opportunity to study with guest artists and learn legendary choreography.
Dancers will have many opportunities to perform their own work as well as that of their instructor and guest artists throughout the year. At High Tech, dancers grow and develop their artistry and technique in an environment that is challenging, focused and supportive.
Drama offers an intensive four-year course of study designed to develop a passionate, believable and articulate actor who demonstrates intelligence, discipline and imagination.
The training includes; voice & speech, physical expressive techniques, character development, dramatic literary analysis, improvisation, production and theatre history, monologue and scene study, college prep, basic singing, dance and audition techniques.
Students in the program have many performance and production opportunities each year, including but not limited to a Musical, an Improv Show and a Mainstage Theatre Show. Their work with guest artists from colleges and from the industry helps them acquire a significant repertoire and a substantial portfolio. We are in the second year in the Adopt-a-School Program with the Papermill Playhouse, and have longstanding collaborations with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Roundabout Theatre and Strike Anywhere Ensemble.