Dance is a multiple category discipline. You may apply in:
|Ballet||Choreography||Jazz Dance||Modern Dance||Tap||World Dance|
Requirements vary for each category. Please review the specific requirements for yourcategory carefully before applying to the YoungArts program.
Submission Upload Procedures
Before you can upload any of your submission materials, you must first complete the entire application. Once your main application form is complete, you will be sent, via email, a submission upload link. You will submit your materials to this link, as well as a mandatory Dance Submission Form. In this email, you also will receive your unique YoungArts ID number. You will use this ID number on your submission materials. Please do not share your ID number or your link with anyone. Your work will be evaluated on its merit alone in a blind adjudication process. Therefore, do not put your name or any identifying information anywhere in or on your submission materials.
- Technique -- the skill to execute the demands of the choreography with proficiency and apparent ease.
- Presentation -- the presentation of one's self, physically, at a standard recognized in this dance form.
- Musicality and phrasing-- the ability to physically express the rhythm, melody, nuance, and character of the music through the choreography.
- Artistry-- the creativity and sincerity of the performance, which arouses a response within the viewer.
What Panelists Look For
"Applicants need to show originality, individuality; their persona needs to come forward.""
Something not standard but virtuosic and with bravura."
"We're looking for what makes you, your talent, and performance stand out above therest."