Young Dance partners with artists, community organizations and government institutions to engage youth in developing self-confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills through dance. Partnerships allow us to bring classes to diverse groups, supporting and empowering youth to improve their lives and strengthen their communities.
Through our virtual workshops, Young Dance is continuing to connect with community organizations, near and far, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In addition, Young Dance studios are available as a space to research, create, rehearse, and push the practice and the art of dance.
Reach out to email@example.com to inquire about Young Dance partnering with you and your organization!
Children’s author, Nancy Bo Flood, and illustrator Julianna Swaney capture the spirit of Young Dance’s All Abilities Dancing initiative in I Will Dance, a picture book.
Since 2015, Young Dance has partnered with libraries in St. Paul, Hennepin, Washington, and Dakota Counties to offer dance classes for free to library patrons.
HENNEPIN COUNTY HOME SCHOOL AND RAMSEY COUNTY JUVENILE CORRECTIONS
Since 2016, Young Dance has partnered with juvenile corrections in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, utilizing creative movement as a means for youth to practice mindfulness, emotional regulations, and social skills.
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOLS
Through school residencies, Young Dance partners with educators to create and implement a curriculum that engages students of all ages in creative expression through dance.
In a long history of collaboration, Young Dance and Upstream Arts have created wide-ranging arts programming that engages individuals with and without disabilities in creative expression.
The Young Dance Company partners with professional artists and organizations to immerse dancers in artistic inquiry and push their practice of dance. The list of collaborating artists and art organizations includes:
Eben & Emmet Kowler
Artistic team: Shana Crawford, Aubrey Donsich, & Patricia Mullaney-Loss
Phillips Community Television
Susana De Leon
“Distance Learning with Young Dance: “Class put a smile on our daughter’s face and it was a joy to feel the house alive with her movement and all the voices”
-Young Dance parent