The Youth Dance Ensemble is focused on the development of aerial dance artistry within the spirit and community of an ensemble.
ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE
The Youth Dance Ensemble was founded in 2002 to take the unique vision that guides ADC's professional company and extend it to developing young artists. The program immerses youth dancers in the study of ballet, aerial dance, improvisation and various contemporary dance forms with bi-annual performance opportunities. Comprised of dedicated young dancers ages 8 through 15, YDE provides a nurturing and challenging atmosphere for young people to rise to their fullest potential in both dance and life.
APPLICATION STEPS - RETURNING YDE DANCERS
Must complete the online application (below). Deadline June 1st.
Dancers are encouraged to study ballet, contemporary dance and/or acrobatics through the summer months.
APPLICATION STEPS - NEW DANCERS
Must complete the online application (below). Deadline June 15th.
Must be at the Advanced Level in Aerial Dance.
REQUIRED COMMITMENT & SCHEDULE
Required commitment: August 26, 2019 - June 21, 2020
Two weekly Youth Dance Ensemble Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
One weekly Ballet class: Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM (Ages 8-11) OR Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM (Ages 12-15)
One weekly Aerial Dance class: Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM (Ages 12-15) OR Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM (Ages 8-11)
Additional ballet and contemporary dance classes are encouraged.
Winter Flight - Saturday December 14, 2019
Winter Flight - Sunday December 15, 2019
Youth Ensemble Showcase - Sunday June 14, 2020
Solstice Flight - Saturday June 20, 2020
Solstice Flight - Sunday June 21, 2020
YDE Attendance policy
Consistent attendance by all young dancers is required for ADC’s Youth Dance Ensemble. In order to teach the challenging aerial dance choreography and prepare dancers for performances, excellent attendance by all members of the ensemble is critical to this program.
Mark your calendars with the 8-week class terms below. Online payment and registration must be complete prior to the first day of each new term.
Autumn Term: August 26 - October 20
Winter Term: October 21 - December 15
New Year Term: January 6 - March 1
Spring Term: March 2 - April 26
Solstice Term: April 27 - June 21
There will be no YDE rehearsals or youth classes on the following dates. Please mark your calendars:
Labor Day: Monday September 2, 2019
Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020
Memorial Day: Monday May 25, 2020