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TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH MOVEMENT

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes, encouraging personal and artistic excellence through diverse forms of dance.

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Session 2023–24 registration closed on January 31, 2024 (except for a few Dance Together classes). If you want to join a Young Dance class, please consider our special camps/workshops (Winter Dance Experience or Music as Movement Workshop) or our summer programming.

Click the link below to see the 2024 summer classes and camp offerings—Registration is open!

2024 Summer Classes & Camps

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Student Led Plant Sale

The students of Young Dance organized a plant sale fundraiser! Go to Gerten’s fundraising website (gertensfundraising.com) and enter code 450 to support Young Dance while beautifying your garden.

Get your orders in now! Online ordering ends on Monday, March 25. Plants will be available for pickup in the Fairview Business Center Parking Lot (655 Fairview Ave N.) on Saturday, May 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The full selection of items can be found on the Gertens website, or check out the brochure on our homepage. Young Dance gets 30% of proceeds from plant purchases and 15% from gift cards!

Gerten's Plant Sale

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Build-Your-Own Miniature Golf Gala

Join Young Dance in building and playing miniature golf on Saturday, March 23, at Lake Monster Brewing Company (550 Vandalia St. #160 St. Paul, MN). At this whimsical celebration of creativity, we share our passion for movement with the local community.

1:00–4:00 p.m. Building

4:00–6:00 p.m. Playing the one-day only course!

The suggested donation to play is $15 per person, and all proceeds go to Young Dance!

More information about the Golf Gala Sign up to Build a Golf Hole

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Camille “Cici” Blanchette Memorial Scholarship

Cici Blanchette (1999-2019) pursued artistic inquiry through dance, music, film, photography, and writing. She loved international travel, understanding diverse cultures, and advocated for social justice through all her creative expression. 

Created in her memory, the Camille “Cici” Blanchette Memorial Scholarship honors teens who want to explore artistic expression through dance. The scholarship is available to teens to support their participation in any Young Dance program. BIPOC teens and those who have an interest in diverse areas of art are encouraged to apply. 

For more information visit the link below.

Camille "Cici" Blanchette Memorial Scholarship

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Young Dance is looking for Teaching Artists & Board Members. To learn more click the link below or go to the Get Involved page!

Call for Teaching Artists and Board Members

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Young Dance has T-shirts and other merchandise for purchase. Click the button below to access our online store with pants, shirts, and sweatshirts in various styles and sizes.

Young Dance T-shirts and more!

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Young Dance Values:

  • Young people are artists with something important to say.
  • Social justice is an embedded component of our classes and organization.
  • Every body is capable of creative expression.
  • The creative process is a model for civil discourse.
  • A healthy somatic dance practice is grounded in a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

“This is the way I know HOW to dance, just by being me!”

-YD dancer to their parent