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.

2019-2020 Program

APPLICATION STEPS - RETURNING YDE DANCERS

  1. Must complete the online application (below). Deadline June 1st.

  2. Dancers are encouraged to study ballet, contemporary dance and/or acrobatics through the summer months.

APPLICATION STEPS - NEW DANCERS

  1. Must complete the online application (below). Deadline June 15th.

  2. Must be at the Advanced Level in Aerial Dance.

  3. Must register and attend Ballet in ADC’s Summer Term to be considered for placement in the YDE program.

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.

REQUIRED PERFORMANCES

  • 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.

YDE TUITION

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.

2019

  • Autumn Term: August 26 - October 20

  • Winter Term: October 21 - December 15

2020

  • New Year Term: January 6 - March 1

  • Spring Term: March 2 - April 26

  • Solstice Term: April 27 - June 21

STUDIO CLOSURES

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


YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE

2019-2020 Application Form

Dancer Name *
Dancer Name
Birthdate *
Birthdate
Parent Name *
Parent Name
Parent Cell Phone Number *
Parent Cell Phone Number
Yes, I have read and agree to all requirements of the YDE program. *
Yes, I will have excellent attendance at all classes and rehearsals. *
Yes, I am available for required performances. *