The New Hampshire Youth Dance Festival is a platform designed to provide local dance studios, schools, secondary educational institutions, youth ensembles, and performing arts programs with a non-competitive, artistic performance opportunity for young dancers. The Festival provides the opportunity to receive valuable adjudication, share and build audiences, and for young artists to experience the art of dance in a whole new environment. The NHYDF is dedicated to creating a concert dance experience for New Hampshire’s youth, while making it accessible to everyone.
Founded as a collaborative program between Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts, The Stockbridge Theatre and Perceptions Dance, this event is designed to connect New Hampshire’s vibrant dance community, and provide an alternative platform to competitive programming. Each organization truly believes in the power of dance, and has a strong desire to help build a thriving artistic community in NH starting with our youngest members.
NHYDF Showcases provide a low-cost performance experience for young dancers without the pressure of adjudication or selection process. There is space for up to 12 studios, schools, performance groups and choreographers to perform, so please register early! Priority is given to groups who do not participate in competitions.
2021 Virtual Showcase
Saturday May 22nd, 2020
Please email your Videos by May 1st!
The NHYDF Gala Performance features adjudication from experienced dance professionals, the opportunity to perform in the beautiful 881-seat Stockbridge Theater in Derry, NH, as well as master classes from leading professionals in the industry and a teachers’ round table session. Participants must submit works for adjudication in order to be invited to perform at the Gala Performance, however master classes, round tables, and the performance is open to the public.
Date to be announced!