Youth Performance Companies (YPCs) at Joy of Motion are performance training programs for young dancers enthusiastic about sharing their love of dance onstage. Our vision is to build strong, thriving communities within each company and to create a unified and seamless approach to performance training among all of the companies and dance styles. Participants have the opportunity to perform in a variety of circumstances and venues, with the work always meeting high artistic standards, providing audiences with exceptional dance performances. We commit to providing both performers and their audiences with access to excellence.
YPCs are a part of Joy of Motion’s Center Stage performance program. Time commitment across all companies is 3 to 3.5 hours per week, and training focuses on a specific dance style. These dancers are required to take technique class with their company, and are encouraged to engage in more rigorous and/or broad training,
- either through multiple classes in the Community Dance School,
- or by joining one of the programs in the Dance Institute.