Dance is one of 10 artistic disciplines in YoungArts’ national competition. This discipline encompasses ballet, choreography, hip hop, jazz, modern-contemporary, tap, and world dance forms.
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
The strongest auditions demonstrate a clear technique, a strong, unique voice and a sophisticated sense of nuance and range.
2024 application requirements will be available soon. Sign up for updates.
World Dance Forms
The 2024 YoungArts application opens June 2023.
The monetary award I received after National YoungArts Week helped make it possible for me to continue my training at The Juilliard School… and I’m extremely grateful for that.”
— Nouhoum Koita (2020 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)