YORK, PA Dancers from the Midstate Ballet of Greater York Dance traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa in January to compete in the international ballet competition, Youth America Grand Prix. Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films. It focuses on the support and development of dancers ages 9-19 and identifies promising young dance talent. In 2010, YAGP was the subject of a documentary film, “First Position” which followed six YAGP participants on their journey to YAGP’s finals in New York City.
Greater York Dance is proud to announce that this year Ashlynd Talbert received Top 12 honors in her age division and Kaity Dietz received a Top 24 in her age division.
Each season Greater York Dance’s Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress invite dancers that have shown intensive study in Ballet and Contemporary and invite them to begin work on a variation in the Spring through private weekly lessons. This preparation gives the dancers several months of technical cleaning and stamina improvement before competing on the stage at YAGP. For additional information about Greater York Dance call (717)755-MOVE (6683) or look online at www.gydance.org.