The company performs their choreography at various sites throughout the city. These performances are often followed by interactive dance-making workshops involving the entire enthusiastic audience, led by Alice Teirstein and the company, with musician William Catanzaro, exploring the elements of dance through improvisation and on-the-spot choreography. Everybody is a dancer!
Each season YDC has performed for thousands of young people and adults throughout NYC
The company has been aired on Channel 13, and on NY1, has performed with professional companies as part of the Dancenow/NYC Festival, and at prime NYC venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 92nd St. Y, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, the Joyce SoHo Theatre Chelsea Piers, Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn, City Center Studio 5, Hostos Arts and Culture Center in the Bronx, with a capacity audience of 900 youngsters, Brooklyn Museum, the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College, Pace University’s Schimmel Center, Abrons Arts Center, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Schomburg Center, Stuyvesant High School, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, the World Trade Center, the Arts at University Settlement, Harlem School of the Arts, among many others throughout the city boroughs.
Performances for neighborhood groups include Ailey Dance Camp, PAL, Fieldston School for Bronx community groups, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center for hundreds of groups from United Neighborhood Houses.
Outdoor performances have included Washington Square Park, Dancing in the Streets, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, the Downtown Dance Festival in Battery Park and a pace-setting performance on Chelsea’s new High Line.
Performances at Chelsea Art Museum and the Queens Art Museum were followed by on-site improvisations based on the exhibits,
OUT OF TOWN, the company has been presented twice by the famed Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, Massachusetts, by The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, and three times by Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. The company had the honor to perform in Washington, DC as part of the International Conference 2000, “Dancing in the Millenium,” held by the National Dance Educators Organization at the Kennedy Center.