Celebrating 26years of
Transforming Lives Through Movement


Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. The Dance Company and school collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance.

Young Dance offers two programs for dance participation, our Community Dance Classes and the Young Dance Company.

Community dance classes are offered to boys and girls ages 1-18 in creative movement, modern dance, ballet and Adaptive Dance classes for young people living with mobility impairments. Classes are open to anyone. The Young Dance company is made up of 35 boys and girls. They take modern dance classes, work with professional artists, and create their own choreography. The company performs at venues throughout the year and a final performance in May. The company is open by audition. Scholarships are available for both classes and company.




Interested in the Young Dance Company? Take our audition class and find out more about what we do!




THURSDAY MAY 29, 5:00-6:00 P.M.




(email with questions and for more information)


The Young Dance performing company is holding auditions for boys and girls, ages 7-18, for the 2014-15 season (September - May). Company members attend dance classes twice/week, work with professional artists, and perform at venues around the Twin Cities. We encourage anyone excited about dance to audition; no experience necessary.



Offering classes in Dance Together, Creative Movement, Dance Making and a Movement and Community Arts Camp!







We can not begin to tell you how much difference every dollar makes to Young Dance.  Donations ensure the ability for Young Dance to continue our mission of Transforming Lives Through Movement. Contributions help provide scholarships, fund outreach programs and increase school and community access to performances. Young Dance is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. If your employer has a matching gift program, please consider using it to make your gift go twice as far.



Please make checks payable to “Young Dance” and mail to:

Young Dance

3321 15th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55407


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Activities our 2012-14 season are made possible, in part, by funds provided by the COMPAS Community Art Program through a grant from the McKnight Foundation., the COMPAS Travelers' Arts and Diversity Program and by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.

We are also grateful to family and friends of young dance for their support:

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
Genius To Go
Kowalski's Markets
PKZ Creative
United Way Donor Designated Funds
The Winkler Family Foundation - In memory of Sam Costa and Barbara Goldfinger and in honor of Emily Winkler-Morey
The Moore Family Fund for the Arts of the Minneapolis Foundation

Sofia Bapna
The Bartholomays
Margaret Bell
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Jennifer Bolsoni
Paul Budde
Michael and Mary Damm
Jane Danielson
Catherine and David Dillon
Karla Hill-Donisch
Eva Sugden Gomez

Mary Plaisted
Naomi Reed
Robert Reed

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Cindy and Jack Shelton
Glen Shoemaker
Tracy Singleton
Judy Slandzicki
Victoria Ann Speidel
Erin Thompson
Maria and Tom Tierney
Chuck Tomlinson and Alex Ellison

Laura Gordon
James Grathwol
Robert Green Wood and Dana Luebke
Rebecca Heist
Brian and Karma Hughes
Alex Iantiffi
Elizabeth Johnson
Catherine Kangas
Dana Kassel
Deidre Kellogg
Kristin and Peter Kowler
Neal Luebke and Carol Joyce
Sharon Lunde
Benjamin McGinley
Theresa A. McHenry
Mary Catherine Meador
Kathryn Mohn
Courtney Moss
Ann Mullaney
Vicki O'Connor
Sarah Parker
Anne and Herb Pick

Jerri Wagner
Linda Weingarten
Barbara Young
Wendy Zwick