The Youth Performance Company

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AUDITIONS 2022/2023 SEASON

Monday | September 12, 2022
5pm - 7pm | CDC Studios - 950 Dupont St. Toronto

Calling all avid dancers, ages 11 - 16, who love to dance and love being part of a team! The Youth Performance Company (YPC) is a dance company dedicate to dancers who have enjoyed dance more seriously than a recreational dancer. 

The audition will consist of dancers learning two short routines in a classroom setting, and then dancing those routines for the choreographers/judges to assess.  Dance level is important, but even more important is the dancers ability to focus, try their best, and keep a positive attitude!

THE YPC

For aspiring dancers, ages 11 - 16, the YPC is a training and performing company that learns from the city's best educators/choreographers in the field of dance. 

We teach professionalism, dedication, and community values through a welcoming, non-judgemental and safe environment. 

We encourage the individual artistry of each dancer. 

We provide performance opportunities beyond yearly recitals. From concept videos to the stage, our YPC members get a full range of experiences. 

Whether the dancer choose to pursue a career in dance or not as they become young adults, the values and lessons learned as being part of a dance troup will follow them throughout the rest of their lives. 

THE SCHEDULE

The members of the YPC must be available for weekly mandatory rehearsals on:​

MONDAYS, 5pm - 7pm

One additional class per week is mandatory and this secondary class must be one of the classes in our youth program. Recommended secondary classes are:

  • Jazz and Athletics

    • Ages 14-16

  • Jazz Combo Level 2

    • Ages 11 - 13​

    • Ages 14 - 16

In addition to weekly rehearsals, dancers will have 3 seminars throughout the year aimed to inform and develop positive and healthy habits such as goal setting, positive body image and more. 

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Seanna Bailey - YPC Director

Dear parents, guardians & dancers,

 

My name is Seanna Bailey, dancer, choreographer & teacher here in Toronto. It is my absolute pleasure to be taking on mentoring the Youth Performance Company. This company is important for so many reasons, therefore I want to help flourish these up-and-coming artists in any possible way I can. My overall goal for these dancers is to give them a safe and supportive place where they can further explore their artistry. Training is a very important aspect to me, especially getting thorough practice in the fundamental styles (ballet, jazz, hip hop) to give the dancers a strong base. Building confidence through their dancing is the focus, while building confidence in themselves outside of their artistry. For my approach to this season, I plan to incorporate journaling, breathe work, and even some meditation little by little for the dancers, giving them helpful tools to navigate creating and performing. Bringing forward performance opportunities and projects is a must, while allowing them to take charge and make personal artistic choices. This season will be full of growth, supportive friendships, artistic exploration, and overall positive, loving energy. I cannot wait to work with all the dancers!  There is so much in store this upcoming season with the CDC Youth Performance Company!

Sincerely, - Seanna Bailey

Keeping Toronto moving since 2002. 

Dance more. Live more.

Quick Contacts

950 Dupont Street

Toronto, ON M6H 1Z2

 

416-260-2356

youth@citydancecorps.com

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