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JDG Youth Dance Company is a 501C-3 non-profit organization of young dance artists that exists to plant seeds of growth. Founded in 2006, the youth company formed in Huntington, WV to provide a high quality experience within a collaborative process, using the lens of movement. The company's focus is process oriented, engaging both its members and the community in the body, mind, and soul of the movement.

Travel!

Travel!

Our dancers develop their skills throughout the season and then travel to educational festivals and competitions!

Connect!

Connect!

Our students have multiple opportunities each season to engage with Guest Artists through classes, workshops, festivals, and performances!

Pilates for Dancers!

Pilates for Dancers!

Our dancers have access to a Pilates Apparatus Studio! This provides the ability to cross-train or do rehab based work in a supportive environment.

Costuming

Costuming

Be a part of the Costume Shop Process!

Dance Family

Dance Family

Be A Part of the Magic!

Outreach Work

Outreach Work

Perform in Your Community!

Pilates Crosstraining

Pilates Crosstraining

Step up your dance training!

Radfest Performance

Radfest Performance

Travel, Train & Perform: Kalamazoo, MI

Soloist Training

Soloist Training

Setting New Choreography!

Guest Artist

Guest Artist

Work & Perform with Amazing Artists!

Celebrate Life!

Celebrate Life!

We love our students...and we'll celebrate life with you!

Guest Artist

Guest Artist

Working Hard on Jumps!

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Having Fun at Jackson's Mill!

Stage Time

Stage Time

Rehearsing on the 4th Ave. Main Stage!

Ballet Class

Ballet Class

Work Hard. Play Hard.

WV Dance Festival

WV Dance Festival

Taking Class at State Festival!

JDG Youth Dance Company Information:

Company Requirements:

1.

Be a committed dance student, between the ages of 8 -18, willing to train, explore, perform, grow themselves as an artist and give back to the community as a part of "Art in the Heart of Huntington".

2.

Attend a casting call at 4th Avenue Arts as an audition process. Acceptance depends on many factors, however this company is OPEN TO ALL, regardless of your home studio. 

3.

Be a leader. Know how to be a role model. Move with dignity, pride, and humbleness.

4.

Respect your craft (dance), honor your tool (the body), and have the ability to change...this is why we move. This is why we are human. 

5.

Do not compare yourself to others. Repeat the phrase: "I will only dance better than I did yesterday." 

End of story. Do not compete with anyone but yourself.

6.

Be present. Be kind. Listen to yourself & those around you. Do not fear the act of trying or failing.

7.

Be yourself....your wonderful, brilliant, fun, lovable, goofy, serious, happy, sad, talented, crazy, silly, amazing, scared, insecure, grumpy, sweaty, stinky, passionate, weird, beautiful, growing self!

Weekly Dance Requirements: JDG Youth Dance Company

JDG Youth Dance Company Requirements: 

- Company Rehearsal: Junior or Senior Level

- Weekly Ballet Classes

- Weekly Modern Dance Class

- Elective Classes

- Pointe/Demi/Pre-Pointe (If Age Appropriate)

- PBT Progressive Ballet Technique

Performance/Additional Requirements: 

- Signed Company Contract

- Guest Artist & Educational Workshops

- All Company Performance & Community Events 

JDG Youth Dance Company Important Dates:

2021/2022 Season Information Coming SOON!