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The Dancer Project Youth Ensemble

The Dancer Project Youth Ensemble launched in the Spring of 2019. With 10 youth cast members, we raised funds for our scholarship program and went into communities that lacked art and performed.


By partaking in The Dancer Project Youth Ensemble, the students receive one on one coaching by Artistic Director, Jennifer Foster-Drake, growth within their technique, potential for solo work choreographed on them, as well as the chance to dive deeper into the ballet or contemporary roles they are learning, while bonding with dancers in a company like setting,  


Dependent on enrollment and roles casted, your child may not be required to attend every Saturday or for the entire length of rehearsal, but we do suggest blocking out the time on the chance they are needed for the full rehearsal. The participation fee to be a part of The Youth Ensemble this semester is a one time fee of  $300. This covers the cost of all rehearsals, all coaching, and all costuming. What you are investing in, is for your child's future in dance and the community we are cultivating at The Dancer Project Inc to share art in our surrounding communities by offering them the chance for even more performing opportunities. 


If you are already a registered student of The Dancer Project and would like to be a part of our Youth Ensemble, please read the Youth Ensemble Requirements below and then fill out the form that denotes, 'TDP Student Youth Ensemble Registration'. You will be given a follow up email prior to the start of rehearsal. Although all levels will still have their class piece in the performance, what the Youth Ensemble will provide is more performing opportunities.


(By  registering, you acknowledge you have read and adhere to the total requirements to be a participant in The Dancer Project Youth Ensemble.)

The requirements to attend our Youth Ensemble program are as follows:

  • Your child MUST attend all rehearsals that they are called to.

  • Levels 1-5 may apply.

  • There will be only 2 total excused absences and the student must zoom in for their rehearsal is called. No excuses.  If you have a known scheduling conflict, it must be approved by Artistic Director, Jennifer Foster-Drake, in writing, PRIOR to the start of rehearsals. If you feel there will be more than 2 rehearsal conflicts and are unable to do the rehearsal remotely via zoom, we advise that you do not register for the Youth Ensemble as rehearsal time is valuable and all rehearsals are necessary. 

  • Dependent on casting and student enrollment in the Youth Ensemble program, your child may not be required to attend the entire rehearsal scheduled on every Saturday but we do suggest having the rehearsal time blocked out.

  • All fees are to be paid prior to the start of the program.

  • You are to provide all transportation to and from community performances.

  • Rehearsals begin February 6th.