Youth Performance Companies

Choreolab Performance Workshop

This lab-type class is a wonderful choice for those interested in the creative aspects of dance. We focus on improvisation, composition and performance. Students learn choreography skills and create compositions on themselves as well as on each other. Participants learn repertory and create new pieces together. They have many opportunities to be dancers, collaborators and choreographers. Students join Barefoot Dance Company to perform several times during the year. Ages: 11 years and up. (By invitation)

Barefoot Dance Company

The company is intended for the serious dance student. We meet as a full group twice per week for creative work. In addition, company members are required to take additional technique classes in modern, improvisation and/or ballet. Students set goals for themselves early in the fall and are challenged to achieve them throughout the school year. Dancers work with guest artists, learn pieces created by professionals and choreograph on each other. Participants experience their own unique creative process when working on their choreography projects. During the year, students watch many modern dance video clips to become exposed to the wide variety of choreography and the rich history of the art form. Movement research through improvisation, inquiry, reflection and discussion. Company members perform throughout the Hudson Valley and in New York City. (By audition)