The Youth is On Fire

“Look around this room,” exclaimed Youth America Grand Prix Board Member Terry Zucker, panning around the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, at YAGP’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala. In it mingled New York’s Junior social set, balletomanes, young dancers in tutus and established stars

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YAGP 2018: Gala Stars Shine

Like The Final Round, this year’s YAGP Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala went off very smoothly, but for one hitch that was not YAGP’s doing. Indeed, at least in terms of organization, this year’s incarnation was superior to those I’ve previously seen. Having the Grand Defile

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YAGP 2018: The Final Round

I don’t know how the staff of Youth America Grand Prix manages to pull it off every year, but somehow they do. I can’t speak to the preliminary rounds of the 2018 incarnation of YAGP’s NY Finals, which this year were located in Purchase, N.Y. rather than in any of

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Young ballet dancers show their skills

Young ballet dancers competed this weekend for scholarships at the Young America Grand Prix regional semi-finals in Worcester. The dancers, age 9 to 19, came from all over Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England. The group awards more than $250,000 in scholarships each year to send dancers to schools and

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of dancing around downtown Atlanta this weekend. Hundreds of ballet dancers – ages 9 to 19 – from the Atlanta area will be auditioning this weekend for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals at Georgia Institute of Technology Ferst Center for

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Denver Post

The 2018 Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals were held at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts January, 12-14. Two hundred and forty-six ballet dancers – ages 9 to 19 – from the Denver area auditioned for scholarships to send young dancers to leading schools and

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