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Dance Place NEXTgeneration Youth Programs

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

Our prolific programming, both on-site at our facility and throughout the DC Metropolitan area, includes the following:

Inspiring and Interactive Performances

  • OutReach Performances by resident companies and visiting artists, offered throughout the region
  • InReach Performances on select Friday morning performances in Dance Place’s theater for schools
  • Family Series matinees with free tickets for youth under 12 accompanied by an adult

Invigorating Dance Training

Energizers Youth Development Programs

  • Energizers Afterschool Club – afterschool creative education, life skills and dance program, Mondays-Fridays, for local youth ages 6-12
  • Energizers Junior Staff – teenage leadership program offering job training interwoven with the arts and life skills, offered 3 days a week for youth ages 13-19
  • Energizers Creative Arts Camp – seven week intensive performing arts program, including academic enrichment, field trips and culminating public performances for youth ages 5-19, June-August.
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