Our Young Dancers’ Program (YDP) is designed to introduce children and young people ages 3 to 17 to creative movement and contemporary dance. Dancers are encouraged, both individually and in groups, to explore the dance experience in a focused and fun environment.
The YDP is a non-competitive program which focuses on young dancers’ imaginative and creative potential and aims to develop each child’s full expressiveness through movement. Children are placed in levels based on their age; in some cases, a child may be put in a younger class if he or she is new to dance.
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Term Schedule 2019-20
- FALL TERM: September 14 – December 7, 2019 (12 classes) *no class Thanksgiving weekend (October 12, 2019)
- WINTER TERM: January 11 – February 29, 2020 (8 classes)
- SPRING TERM: March 7 – May 9, 2020 (9 classes) *no class Easter weekend (April 11, 2020)
Our kids have been coming to the School of TDT for over ten years! We love the emphasis on creative expression. We’ve found the instructors and accompanists inventive, warm, and keyed into contemporary dance and music worlds, which enriches the whole experience. – Lauren & Nick, parents, YD I + III