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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 the New York boroughs, but this year’s Final Round, and the 2018 edition of its annual Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala, again held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, went off without a hitch. Almost.

I’ll address the hitch, which was not YAGP’s doing, in the context of my separate review of the Gala. The focus of this report will be on the talented young dancers in the YAGP process leading up to, and including, the Final Round.
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