Young Dancemakers Company (YDC) is rooted in the belief that teenagers have something essential to say to the world, and that they can say it through dance. YDC is a unique, tuition-free summer performing ensemble of teens. The company of 16-18 young dancers, drawn from New York City’s public high schools city-wide and selected by audition, is entering its 27th season, made possible by generous foundation funding. Throughout July, New York City teens will create a concert of their own choreography, based on meaningful personal and social themes, in daily intensive training and rehearsal sessions. The completed concert of original works will tour in free performances throughout the city for thousands of young people and adults.