Intergen2012 Photo by Enoch Chan


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Dance Place’s NEXTgeneration Youth Programs are an essential part of our mission and are integrated into every aspect of our organization as a theater, school and community center. The NEXTgeneration programs help young people realize the creative possibilities in their lives with dance instruction, academic enrichment, life skills and job training. Your investment provides:

Learn More about our NEXTgeneration Youth Programs here.



Summer Camp participant Kalil painting pots in Garden Club

“Garden Club is my favorite thing about Camp because we get to plant stuff and take it home.  We watch plants grow and eat them.  I like camp because everybody is having a good time.”

Kalil McCoy
2011 Creative Arts Camp Camper






Jasmine McLaurin, Former Dance Place Junior Staff


“I don’t think I could ever express how indebted I am to Carla Perlo and Deborah Riley for their commitment to a place where I was able to prove myself – not only as a dancer, but as a capable human being.  Above all else, Dance Place pushed me to function in the real world.  I came into contact with different people, different backgrounds & styles on a daily basis.  I was able to gain an appreciation for art that I am now using to its full potential at NYU.”

Jasmine McLaurin
New York University, Class of 2013
Former Dance Place Junior Staff






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Photo: NEXTgeneration Showcase (c) Enoch Chan 2012