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The Youth Company

 

ABOUT THE YOUTH COMPANY: For young Artists-in-Training

The Youth Company is a pre-professional program which combines classical ballet technique, danse charactere, and the study of international dances with cultural appreciation. Youth Company members receive opportunities to perform with Presidio Dance Theatre Company locally and internationally working with acclaimed choreographers, becoming inspired to develop their artistry and personal expression from studio to stage. Entrance into the Youth Company is by audition for placement.

PARENT COMMITMENT:

All parents commit to supporting his/her student to participate in all rehearsals and winter/spring productions at the Herbst Theatre, SF War Memorial Opera House and Palace of Fine Arts. It is important for students and their parents to understand that honoring the time commitment of attending classes and rehearsals directly relates to performance opportunities.

 

 

PRESIDIO DANCE THEATRE HAS THREE FULL-LENGTH PRODUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATION :

BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS:  

THE LITTLE LANTERN BALLET: 

 

DANCING ACROSS CULTURESTM is the signature production of Presidio Dance Theatre. It is a full-length performance of national dances which reflect diverse cultural and folkloric traditions which have been preserved and passed down through the generations. Our Artistic Director Sherene Melania is the Principal Choreographer for this production.


Participation in DANCING ACROSS CULTURESTM is a year-long endeavor. Miss Melania invites guest choreographers to come to our studios during the school year to create 4 dance workshops to set new pieces for the upcoming spring season. During these CHOREOGRAPHERS WORKSHOPS, members of the Youth Company and their parents (who attend the first 30 minutes of each workshop) are introduced to the Choreographers and the dances, costumes, and traditions about his/her particular culture. Each year, the Youth Company performs with Presidio Dance Theatre (Our professional adult company of 18 international dancers) in the two Spring concerts.

For Dance Classes in San Francisco

For the second year, PDT has received Nickelodeon Television's PARENTS CHOICE national award for offering the best dance classes and artsy programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite you to come our tour our facilities, observe a class, and join the fun!

 

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