Join Threads this summer for an expanded version of their NexGen YDP program. The 2-week intensive will occur July 3 – July 14 for students ages 8+ with a final showcase on July 15th. There will be two groups for this program to accommodate both those that have always wanted to take dance to those that want to hone their skills over the summer.

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 high – level training and education from professionals in dance and health care professionals in the areas of ballet technique, modern dance technique, embodied movement exploration, and nutrition.

Program Schedule:


Group 1( beg) – 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Group 2  (int/adv) – 1:30  pm – 6:00 pm

A final showcase will be performed Sat., July 15, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Program Cost:

$450 with need-based scholarships available.

Who Should Apply?

The program is seeking students ages 8+.

How to Apply:

Complete the application (link below)

Applications will be accepted April 1 – June 19. 

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

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