The Youth Company of Presidio Dance Theatre has provided its young artists with an unprecedented opportunity for artistic and cultural exchange.
Youth Company Classical Ballet Program
1-4 Classes Per Week, depending on level
Youth Company Folk & Charactere Dance Program
One Class Per Week
Youth Company Performance Program
One Class Per Week
Youth Company Workshops
4 quarterly workshops per school year
INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2012
Youth Company members who are 8 years old and up, may begin touring internationally with appropriate parental supervision. Our tours include performances as guests of government officials, ministries of culture, and outstanding performing artists.
With great success our Youth Company performed in the prestigious White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2008 and Turkey's International Children's Festival in 2010, Youth Company members are offered opportunities to perform internationally.
The Youth Company has received an invitation to perform in Budapest, Hungary and in Paris, France in June 2012.
ABOUT THE YOUTH COMPANY: For young Artists-in-Training
The Youth Company is a pre-professional program which combines classical ballet technique, danse de charactere, and the study of international dances with cultural appreciation. Junior 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.
All parents commit to supporting his/her student to participate in all rehearsals and spring productions at the 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.
WHAT IS DANCING ACROSS CULTURESTM
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.
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!