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 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,  


This Fall, we are doing a Full Length Nutcracker.


We are currently holding registration for the Fall 2019 Youth Ensemble.

Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays beginning August 10th  and will run through the duration of the 20 week semester from 1:15-4:15. 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 only $200. This covers the cost of all rehearsals, all coaching, and all costuming. For 20 rehearsals, this equals to $10 a Saturday. $10 for individual coaching, potential for solo work, and custom made costumes for every dancer. 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 their classes. Although all levels will still have their class piece in the performance, what the Youth Ensemble will provide is more performing opportunities. The Nutcracker is a large scale production and has a lot of parts to cast.


(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.

  • The age requirement is 5 or older at the start of August 2019.

  • There will be only 3 total excused absences.  If you have a known scheduling conflict, it must be approved by Artistic Director, Jennifer Drake, in writing, PRIOR to the start of rehearsals. If you feel there will be more than 3 rehearsal conflicts, 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.

  • Community performances will begin in October and will run through December during the allotted rehearsal time scheduled for your child.

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


This Fall, we are opening our Youth Ensemble to the public.


Please fill out the registration form below.


AUGUST 31st.

Register below and a follow up email will sent with further instructions requesting more information and videos of the student dancing. Once sent, you will be forwarded our 'Youth Ensemble Policy and Procedure Agreement Fall 2019' via email.


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