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.