Young Dance

A nonprofit organization

$43,754 raised by 148 donors

88% complete

$50,000 Goal

At Young Dance, we believe that everyone can (and should!) dance. We teach the power of movement by nurturing an embodied practice, individual expression, and a sense of agency and well-being. We do this in our classes, performing company, and community partnerships. 

Over the past two years, Young Dance has seen record growth. This is important, for our youth and for all of us.. Dance has a role in addressing the persistent health crisis facing youth. The intertwining of body, emotion, and mind is integral to the practice of dance and essential for healing. We feel an urgency to provide youth and organizations that serve them with experiences to invest in mental and physical health through movement.

Give to Young Dance today and help transform lives through movement. 


Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through dance. Young Dance integrates individuals with and without disabilities across our classes, performing company, and community partnerships. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes, and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic excellence.


Young Dance serves over 1200 youth each year, with over 300 people dancing in classes and the performing company at our home in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. For every dancer who comes to the Young Dance studio for class, we reach 3 additional dancers through our Community Partnerships. We employ over 30 local Teaching Artists in our studio and Community Partnerships and 3 professional choreographers to work with our performing company.     

Blurry Group of Dancers next to the Young Dance logoPhoto by Blake Nellis 2023

GET INVOLVED                      

We need to raise $50,000 by the end of the year. You can help us to expand access to dance and invest in health and wellness through movement. 

Your help builds capacity for Young Dance to reach more youth. Here are some ways your donation can make an impact:

  • $25        Supports communication to reach more dancers    
  • $250      Helps support extra staff in the dance classroom
  • $500      Creates an opportunity for Artist & Staff professional development
  • $1000    Provides scholarship support for young dancers

Will you contribute?

At Young Dance, learning to dance is more than just executing steps, it includes connecting physically and mentally with oneself and beyond. Thank you for helping every body dance!

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