Young Dancemakers Company is a unique, free summer dance ensemble of NYC teens dedicated to creating their own original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts city-wide, for audiences of up to 2000 young people and adults each season. Company members, selected annually by audition, are drawn from throughout the NYC public high schools.

Upcoming Season 2018

3 Decades of YDC!!

2018 Season Dates: June 27-August 5, 2018

All performances free.
2018 Performance Tour Schedule coming soon!

2017 Performance Tour 

– Wed. July 26th, 2PM
Fieldston School
3901 Fieldston Rd, Bronx NY 10471

-Thurs. July 27th, 2PM
Riverside Theater
91 Claremont Ave, NY, NY

– Fri. July 28th, 7PM
92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd St, NY, NY

-Sat. July 29th, 1pm Dancing the Art, 2:00PM Performance
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, Queens 11106

-Tues. August 1st, 1pm
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn
On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11201

– Wed. August 2nd, 2PM
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NY, NY

– Thurs. August 3rd
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St. NY, NY


Gala Finale Concert

Saturday, August 5th 2017

Ailey CitiGroup Theater

405 West 55th St. at 9th Ave
New York, NY

Contributions, in the form of checks made out to Young Dancemakers Company, are gratefully accepted.



Check out our feature on NY 1

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An exciting new YDC initiative was launched in December 2011

The Professional Opportunities Project: POP

Two YDC student choreographers were selected to set their 2011 YDC works on six professional dancers of the José Limón Dance Company. This unique project, created in collaboration with the Limón Institute, was given a public performance for a packed audience on December 3, 2011.


See our latest videos on YouTube.