Since its beginning in 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance.

The company, founded by Maria Genne, (currently director of Kairos Dance Theatre), and Colleen Callahan, (currently head of the dance program at Southwest High School), was originally called "Maria, Colleen and Kids."  The name changed to "Young Dance" in 1992.  Sam Costa directed Young Dance from 1997-1999. Today Young Dance is both a company and a school. Gretchen Pick has been Artistic Director since 2000, and Justin Jones became Artistic Associate in 2010.