Transforming Lives Through Movement

For over 25 years, Young Dance has offered a place for youth in our community to grow body and spirit through the creative expression of modern dance.

Each year, we tackle a specific topic in our company and community classes. Addressing it through movement and discussions with our teachers and guest artists. 
This year, our focus is on social justice and the ways in which art builds stronger, safer communities through empathy and action. Guest Artist in residence, Brian Evans, has been leading the company and community classes through movement activities related to this topic. This month, 11 company members are working with guest artist Ananya Chatterjea, to create a dance that asserts good energy into the world, their hopeful response to confront despair and fear. We are also expanding our partnership with Hennepin County Home School, working to integrate movement into their therapy programs.

Your contribution makes these programs and partnerships affordable and accessible. THANK YOU!

Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. Dance students and company members collaborate with professional artists, forge meaningful community partnerships and push the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism. Young Dance offers modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic skills for any body. Young Dance offers two programs for dance participation, our Community Dance Classes and the Young Dance Company.

Young Dance encourages peer-to-peer mentorship and collaboration in the making of dances. Through our engagement of youth of all abilities, body types, and economic, social and cultural backgrounds, we provide an environment in which diversity is authentically embraced and celebrated. The young people with whom we work become leaders in their schools, which prepare them for leadership roles—both formal and informal—in their communities. By working with professional, highly accomplished artists, Young Dance dancers develop a keen understanding of the art form, the complexity of creating a production, and the power of the pursuit of excellence.
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