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 it's members and the community in the body, mind, and soul of the movement.

Each season the company's members are supported by the "Fox Family Scholarship Fund". This allows the Artistic Director, Jessica Lynn Fox, to continue to grow her vision of investing in the youth in WV, and dance students to train with guidance, support, and mentorship.

JDG Youth Dance Company Information:

Company Requirements:

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".


Attend a week long intensive 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. 


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


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. 


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.


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


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
Fox Family Scholarship

JDG Youth Dance Company Important Dates:



August 5th - 9th: Audition Week: Summer Dance Intensive 

August 7th/4:30-6pm: Company Parent Informational Meeting (Required)

August 12th - 16th: Company Acceptance Letters Sent

August 19th: Start of Season

August 20th: Company Contracts Signed/First Official Rehearsal/Parents Required

October 5th: Arts on the Avenue

October 18th - 20th: Fall Festival 2019 (All Dancers 8+)

November 2nd/8pm: Company Field Trip: Cincinnati Ballet, The Wizard of Oz

November 25th - 30th: Thanksgiving Break


December 14th & 15th: 4th Avenue Arts Holiday Production

December 16th - 26th: Holiday Break

December 27th/11-2:30pm: Winter Dance Intensive

December 28th - Jan. 5th: New Years Break


January 6th: Company Resumes


April 4th: New Dance Laboratory (Senior Company) 


April 24th - 26th: WV State Dance Festival (All Dancers 12+)

June 6th & 7th: 4th Avenue Arts Spring Production


Additional Calendar dates will be reviewed at the meeting on 8/7/19 and online calendar will be updated frequently! 

1030 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701  |  304.697.0602

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