Contempra Youth Dancers, a pre-professional dance company, was formed in 2003. Our mission is to provide young dancers the opportunity to experience performing with a professional dance company, and at community events. Our dancers perform in professional venues throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Their experiences also extends beyond performance opportunities. The Contempra Youth Dancers members learn dedication, perseverance, motivation and self expression.

Members of the Contempra Youth Dancers are dedicated students who attend weekly rehearsals at the ContempraDance Center. These dancers also take several dance classes each week including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and musical theatre. The Youth Ensemble is categorized by age, ranging from 7 through 17. The dancers are carefully selected and judged through an annual audition process. Our Contempra Youth Dancers welcome both boys and girls. Youth Dancers perform in Disney World, Philly Nutt Crack-Up, Youth Regional Dance Festival, Competitions, various schools and community events throughout the area.

Contempra Youth Dancers are coordinated and directed by Gail Vartanian Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed modern/jazz company, ContempraDance Theatre.


375 West Lancaster Ave, Strafford Shopping Center
Wayne, PA 19087