Press and Awards


Young Dance All Abilities Dancing 2 class on Disability Landscape | Disability Landscape MN
November 5, 2022
Interviewers Mark Knutson and Gabriel Roderick, with Gretchen Pick, Hazel Hill, and Lainey Lee
YouTube Recording:

Young Dance is inspiration for book | Article PDF
Access Press
May 1, 2022

Young Dance 2020-21 Registration Available Article PDF

Union Park District Council / Abdulrahman Wako, UPDC Neighborhood Matters Newsletter, Community Engagement 
September 8, 2020

Daily Distraction: Young Dance Performance on Zoom on May 30 Article PDF
Kathy Berdan, Pioneer Press
May 29, 2020

Support Local Business – Young Dance
Union Park District Council / Abdulrahman Wako, Community Engagement, UPDC Neighborhood Matters Newsletter
April 15, 2020

Young Dance steps into permanent space in St. Paul Midway area
Jane McClure, Access Press
January 10, 2020

Charitable Giving for a Healthier World
Sheila Regan, Southwest Journal
December 16, 2019

Young Dance Finds New Home in St. Paul
Gina Karow, Minnesota Monthly
November 4, 2019

Young Dance Comes to Union Park
Union Park District Council / Abdulrahman Wako, Community Engagement, UPDC Neighborhood Matters Newsletter
October 1, 2019

Preview: Young Dance Company Spring Concert: Intersect
Camille LeFevre, City Pages, A-List
April, 2019

Art Hounds: Classical Hindustani music combines with blues and jazz in ‘Sangam Stories’
Marianne Combs (Art Hound segment about YD event with Gaelynn Lea by Eben Kowler), MPR News
February 28, 2019

Preview: Looking Back, Leaping Forward

Linda Shapiro, City Pages, A-List
May, 2018

Preview: Vital Matters
Camille LeFevre, City Pages, A-List
October, 2016

Minneapolis troupe encourages kids as ‘artists and creators’ of own work
Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune
April 16, 2016

Review: Young Dance celebrates all abilities in Lab Theater performance
Sheila Regan, Star Tribune
May 6, 2015

Art Hounds: Creepy crawly art and Young Dance
Marianne Combs (Art Hound segment for YD by Penelope Freeh), MPR News
April 30, 2015

Young Dance teaches dancers of all abilities
Michelle Bruch, Southwest Journal, Biz Buzz
April 21, 2015

The Exuberance of Young Dance
Lightsey Darst, Mn Artists
April 12, 2013


2014 Special Citation SAGE Award for Dance – for the impact an artist or organization has had on the Minnesota Dance community over time

2014 Ordway Education Award – for work with the Ordway Theater’s Education program in conjunction with the AXIS Dance Residency in the spring of 2014

2015 MRAC Arts Achievement Award – for organizations that exemplify MRAC’s mission of increasing access to the arts. 

“Young Dance teachers were relentlessly supportive and inspiring, accommodating but also challenging our child to grow.”

-Young Dance parent