Event details

  • Friday | March 13, 2020 to Sunday | March 15, 2020
  • 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

Dear participants in YAGP 2020 Toronto Semi-final,

In light of the most recent updates concerning preventative measures the local health authorities are recommending regarding COVID-19, we would like to update you on the additional precaution measures YAGP are taking to ensure the health and safety of our participants, families and teachers:

– The Awards Ceremony will be a FREE live-stream event on Instagram and Facebook – March 15th at 9 PM — with no live audience participation. – All Master Classes will be canceled. All Toronto participants will receive credit for master classes at the location of their choice in the 2021 season. – We will be increasing the breaks between competition categories to accommodate healthy social distancing practices. – We strongly advise all dancers, teachers, and parents to keep their time in the venue to a MINIMUM – and only for their own categories. – When in the auditorium, please follow healthy social distancing practices by not sitting too closely to other audience members. The recommended distance is at least 1 meter. – We also recommend healthy social distancing practices in the backstage areas, dressing rooms, and hallways. We are fortunate that this is a spacious venue where such practices are easy to implement.

For any participant who does not wish to attend this weekend’s Toronto Semi-Final, please contact regional@yagp.org to request an account credit for the 2021 Regional Season.

We ask all participants, parents and teachers to understand that this is a continually evolving situation. Please stay tuned for any updates on YAGP social media.

And please remember that YAGP is a caring community of dancers who love their art – so let’s not forget to treat each other as family. Instead of hugging or other contact-based forms of greeting each other, consider placing your hands on your heart and nodding, or just greeting each other with a smile. Your fellow dancers will certainly appreciate it.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this challenging situation.

  • Raymond Lukens – National Training Curriculum Associate Emeritus – American Ballet Theatre JKO School
  • Aram Manukyan – Director Trainee Program – Alberta Ballet School
  • Claudio Munoz – Ballet Master – Houston Ballet II
  • Jared Redick – Assistant Dean – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Carlos dos Santos Jr – Resident Choreographer; Former dancer, DanceBrazil, Ailey II – Youth America Grand Prix
  • Gennadi Saveliev – Ballet Master – American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
  • Peter Stark – Associate Director Boston Ballet II and Head of the Men’s Program Boston Ballet Academy – Boston Ballet II & Boston Ballet Academy
  • Franco de Vita – Artistic Director, Associate Emeritus – American Ballet Theatre JKO School