Performing Company

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Young Dance company is a group of passionate dancers committed to exploring themselves and their world through dance.

Company members, ages 7-18, take weekly classes and rehearse on Saturdays, September through May. The company frames its annual season around a theme that immerses dancers in artistic inquiry and produces high quality, innovative performances. Dancers work with professional artists to investigate and collaborate on choreography relative to the selected theme. Their work is presented in venues throughout the year and in a season finale concert each Spring. The company is open by audition, held in May and late August.

JOIN THE COMPANY

To join the company any interested participant is asked to partake in a scheduled audition class. Auditions are held in May and August. Auditions are planned for participants to understand the approach and commitment of the Young Dance company while evaluating for themselves if the company is a good fit for them.  At the audition come prepared to move and have fun! If you’ve never danced before, don’t worry the class is structured for students of all ages and abilities. Even if you don’t have a dance background, we encourage you to come learn about Young Dance.

2020-21 PERFORMANCE SEASON

The 2020-21 season, HOMECOMING, features exciting new works created by Young Dance Company Alumni. Eben Kowler (YD student 1998-2008) will create a work inspired by the quality of “leaning” with an original score by Emmet Kowler (2004-2008). Shana Crawford (2006-2014), Aubrey Donish (2007-2016), and Patty Mullaney (2002-2009), will collaborate on a new work investigating the notion of home. Gabrielle Abram (current YD teaching artist) will create a Hip Hop inspired work and 2019 YD Graduates Eva Reed and Lexi Samara will create pieces for the company. In addition to these new works, Aneka McMullen (1990-1992) will offer a series of five masterclasses celebrating the community conscious roots of Hip Hop. Young Dance will host a series of virtual and live conversations with other YD Co. alumni who are working in a variety of fields to learn about how their time with Young Dance has influenced their careers.

HOMECOMING

May 14-16, 2021 Young Dance Parking Lot Performance

HOMECOMING

Introductory Workshop

Saturday, May 22, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Company Introductory Workshop and Information session will be held as hybrid. Participants can attend online through ZOOM or in-person at Young Dance.

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2020-21 GUEST ARTISTS

Aneka McMullen
Aubrey Donisch
Eben Kowler
Emmet Kowler
Eva Reed
Gabrielle Abram
Lexi Samara
Shana Crawford

FOR CURRENT COMPANY MEMBERS

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“Young Dance helps create some of the strongest, self-aware young people I’ve ever met. Whether these dancers ever pursue a future in dancing or not, the foundation of respect, responsibility”

-Young Dance parent