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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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Registration for our fall programming is open! Use the button below to access our 2024–25 brochure.

2024–25 Session Brochure

Can’t wait until then? There are still a few openings in a few classes and camps this summer!

2024 Summer Classes & Camps

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All Abilities Dancing Teacher Training

Join Gretchen Pick in a teacher training focused on teaching dance to individuals with disabilities.

Friday, June 28, from 10:00 a.m.–noon
Young Dance studios: 655 Fairview Ave S., St. Paul, MN 55104

This training will introduce the Young Dance practice and philosophy of integrating people with and without disabilities in dance classes. Participants will receive practical information through movement activities and a training manual to use as a resource in their classes. 

Participation fee is suggested donation – $25 or whatever works for you. 

Register for Teacher Training
Image of dancers of various abilities with their hands on their heads. Text says All Abilities Dancing Teacher Training Friday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.–noon at Young dance.

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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.

“We appreciate the patience and support of all the Young Dance staff who have encouraged my daughter through tough times and helped her feel safe. She is beginning to blossom”

-Young Dance parent