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Thursday, February 3, 2022

APPLY for Young Dancemakers Company

YDC Finale Concert, performing in an excerpt from the repertory of José Limón Photo by Sam Polcer

YOUNG DANCEMAKERS COMPANY is a unique, tuition-free summer dance ensemble of NYC teens dedicated to creating their own original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts city-wide, for audiences of up to 2000 young people and adults each season.


2022 SUMMER DATES: June 28 - July 31
plus special pre-season events

AUDITION: Sunday, March 20th 11AM 
at New York Live Arts 219 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

ARE YOU open to new ideas, intensive dance training, and rehearsal?
DO YOU want to dance with a touring teen company & perform your own work?
YDC welcomes accomplished dance students as well as bold new comers.
Applicants must currently be in grades 9-12 in an NYC public high school.

PRE-SEASON Concert Outings
REPERTORY PROJECT Learn from professional dancers
COLLABORATE with Professional Composers
PERFORM your work on a city-wide tour
WORKSHOPS with NYC dance artists


YDC is a completely FREE program including tickets to performances, master classes, workshops, transportation, and FREE MetroCards. Summer season starts at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn and continues at the Fieldston School in the Riverside section of the Bronx. Performance tour across the city!

We want to hear from you! Contact us with any questions:
[email protected] or 718-329-7300 ext. 3358

Artistic Director: Jessica Gaynor
Founding Director: Alice Teirstein
Music Director: William Catanzaro
Associate Program Manager: Jenée Ivi Whitehead

Young Dancemakers Company is made possible by the generous support of: Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, the Richenthal Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and generous individual contributors. 

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