2024 SEASON: June 27 - August 3

Young Dancemakers Company (YDC) is made possible through generous foundation funding, NYSCA, individual contributions and the Fieldston School. The company represents diverse backgrounds with one goal, to create and perform their own original work. Young Dancemakers Company is a completely free summer ensemble open to students in current grades 9-12, from public high schools throughout New York City, brought together by their love of dance and desire to create their own choreography and perform city-wide. YDC accepts a mix of experienced dance students, as well as highly motivated less experienced students with technical and creative potential and the desire to create original work. Students, male and female, are encouraged to apply through the recommendations of their city high school dance teachers, guidance counselors, or community center leaders.

Requirements: Students must be open to new ideas and ready to commit to rigorous intensive work. Acceptance is based on student potential for both artistic growth and development of skills, as well as demonstrated motivation and seriousness of purpose.

Information for Teachers

Dear Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Principals in the NYC Public High Schools, we are happy to announce the 29th season of Young Dancemakers Company, the renowned completely free summer dance project offered to NYC public high school students grades 9 – 12 who seek the opportunity to create and perform their own original work. Your Students will receive:

We welcome your advanced as well as your less experienced students who you think would benefit from the opportunity to choreograph and perform their own work, are open to new ideas and ready to commit to rigorous, intensive work. Please pass along the application and audition information to your students. Please email or call with questions or to discuss individual students: (718) 329-7300 ext 3358.


Jessica Gaynor

Artistic Director

718-329-7300 ext. 3358