Monday, September 12, 2011


This fall, take an arts adventure with the TEEN REVIEWERS AND CRITICS!
Ever dream of being a critic for The Village Voice,Rolling StoneThe Sourceor The New York Times? The Teen Reviewers & Critics (TRaC) program is where you’ll get your start!

Recognized this year as a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) Finalist, the TRaC program is an exceptional opportunity for high school students who want to explore and experience the vast arts scene in New York City. Imagine yourself and 11 peers from all over New York and NJ attending world-class performances and cutting-edge exhibitions, meeting professional artists and critics, and breaking it down in weekly two-hour workshops, all while improving your writing!

In addition, during this 
FREE ten-week program all TRaC participants will:

* Attend at least 5 performances, films and exhibitions, forFREE
* Learn from high profile professional artists and critics
* Visit venues and areas of NYC they've never been to before
* Expand critical writing and dialouge skills
* Publish reviews read by thousands
* Meet like-minded peers from all over NYC and NJ

All TRaC classes meet weekly for a two-hour workshop (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and every other week for one additional weekday or weekend outing. That’s 8 workshops and 5 outings! High 5 partners with the most cutting edge and prestigious cultural organizations to bring you the best of NYC. All classes begin with a Kick-Off Party on October 11 and end in a huge Finale on December 17.
You choose from SIX different sections: 
Film TRaC - meets Tuesdays, October 18 - December 13
In partnership with Sony Wonder Technology Lab 
Theater TRaC - meets Wednesdays, October 12 - December 7
In partnership with The Public Theater 
Music TRaC - meets Thursdays, October 13 - December 15
In partnership with Carnegie Hall
Visual Arts TRaC - meets Thursdays, October 13 - December 15
In partnership with the Museum of Arts and Design
Dance TRaC - meets Fridays, October 14 - December 16
In partnership with the New York Live Arts 
Multi-Arts TRaC - meets Fridays, October 14 - December 16

The Application Deadline is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. Questions? Call Eric Ost, TRaC Program Director, at 212-453-9485 or email Click here to download an Application Form and Promotional Flier (to post and distribute!) or for more information.
Want to hear first-hand what TRaC is all about? Come out to the Fall TRaC Open House next week! Everyone is welcome. You'll meet former TRaC participants and instructors, hear about their experiences, get a preview of the fall program and, just for coming, receive TWO FREE TICKETS to any High 5 show. 

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