Applications accepted through January 19, 2024.

Join NexGen YDP (Youth Dance Project) this January and embark on a transformative dance experience for your child. Our 12-week program is carefully designed to provide young dancers with a comprehensive and holistic approach to dance education, fostering confidence, strength, and creativity. 

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 wellness in a fully supportive environment. Students will receive 2 – 3 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.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Jan 27 – Apr 20, 2024

Beginning, Level 1
(for youth with 0-3 years formal training or placement based on prior YDP  experience)
Ballet: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Modern: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Nutrition / Embodied Movement Exploration: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $450.*

Saturdays, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Jan 27 – Apr 20, 20234

Intermediate, Level 2
(for youth with 3+ years formal training or placement based on prior YDP experience)
Ballet: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Modern: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Nutrition / Embodied Movement Exploration: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $475.*

*Need-based scholarships available through registration.

Applications accepted through January 19, 2024.

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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