Applications accepted through September 8.

Join NexGen YDP (Youth Dance Project) this fall and reach for the sky as part of our multidisciplinary approach to dance learning. Our 12-week session of weekly classes offer young dancers a deep dive into quality dance and wellness training for all abilities. Whether your child has always wanted to take dance lessons or is ready to polish developing skills, Threads Dance Nexus is the place to grow in confidence and diverse movement ability.

NexGen/YDP uses a holistic approach to training future dance artists. The program enables youth to enhance technical skills, explore creativity and manage stress and trauma in a safe, supportive environment. Students will receive 2.5-3.5 hours of weekly high–level training and education from professionals in dance and health care in the areas of ballet technique, modern technique, embodied movement therapy, and nutrition.

Ballet shoes resting on the dance studio floor with a Threads Dance journal and several water bottles.

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sep 18 – Dec 9, 2023

(for youth ages 8-12, 0-3 years formal experience)
Modern: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ballet: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Nutrition / Embodied Movement Exploration: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Cost: $420.*

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sep 18 – Dec 16, 2023

(for youth ages 13-17, 4+ years formal experience)
Ballet: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Modern: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Nutrition / Embodied Movement Exploration: 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $450.*

*Need-based scholarships available through registration.

Applications accepted through September 8.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have to wear to class?
Students must wear black leotards, flesh/pink tights, and flesh/pink ballet shoes to class.
These can be reasonably purchased online at Discount Dance ( or another online store, as well as local stores such ad Step n’ Stretch or Grand Jete.

What will I learn in the nutrition workshops?
The Nutrition aspect of our program focuses on – teaching nutrition basics and how to fuel your body as a dancer; Developing good nutrition habits (i.e. eat some veggies) sometimes; understanding of different nutrition philosophies and how they work ( i.e. veganism, vegetarianism, etc.)

What is embodied movement exploration?
embodied movement exploration uses movement to alleviate tension and stress, emphasizing the connection between the mind-body. Students will be journaling during these sessions as well.

For additional questions, email Angela at

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