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. Ballet, Modern, Nutrition, and Embodied Movement Exploration classes are all offered in one fulfilling and fun day of dance training.

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. – 12:30 p.m.
Jan 27 – Apr 20, 2024

Beginning, Level 1
(for youth 8+ with 0-3 years of formal training or placement based on prior YDP experience)
Ballet: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Modern: 10:45 – Noon 
Nutrition / Embodied Movement Exploration: Noon – 12:30 p.m. 
Cost: $375.00*

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 (https://www.discountdance.com/search/black-leotard) 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 will explore what a balanced meal looks, noting nutrient dense foods, keeping our bodies hydrated, and the importance of rest and recovery in young dancers. We will also learn different nutrition philosophies and how they work (i.e. veganism, vegetarianism, eating ‘gluten free,’ etc.) and discuss positive self talk and the importance of developing a positive body image. 

What is embodied movement exploration?

Embodied movement exploration uses movement to alleviate tension and stress, emphasizing the connection between the mind-body. We will define emotions and explore how those emotions can be demonstrated and calmed using movement. Students will be journaling during these sessions as well.

For additional questions, email Angela at aericson@threadsdance.org

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