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Greater York Dance depends on volunteers and gives members of the community a chance to be involved through several types of volunteer programs and committees.

We could not possibly make it through a season without the community and family volunteers who make so many great things happen. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and to volunteer! You’ll make friends for a lifetime. All volunteers need their clearances according to PA law.

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Contribute to our nonprofit educational mission

Since 1971, Greater York Dance has been promoting the love of dance.  Dance is for everyone. Consider your gift today.









Contribute to our nonprofit educational mission

Donors who support Greater York Dance provide the foundation for dance excellence in years to come. Your gift will fund exceptional performing arts training for all levels, ages and aspirations, and provide the community with dance and performing arts experiences of the highest caliber.

Greater York Dance receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Greater York Dance is also a proud partner agency of the Cultural Alliance of York County.


The impact that your contribution will make is far-reaching as you… Broaden Dance Education, Increase visibility, Host Master Teachers, Artists and Choreographers, Propel Dance It Forward Outreach, Family Entertainment.



Our Valued Sponsors

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Glatfelter Insurance Group, York Traditions Bank, Jay Markey, Production Express, Hawk Gunning Club, York Traditions Bank, Stanton & Jane Lebouitz, Visiting Angels, The York Water Company

Greater York Dance collaborates with artists and other nonprofit organizations, as well as community groups, public and private schools, and service providers to offer dance education classes, lectures and performances in an effort to enrich the lives of others by passing the joy of dance forward.

We are committed to enriching the lives of others and strive to be an anchor in our community and a bridge to a lifelong love of the arts.



Opportunities are available to sponsor our major performances or educational outreach programs that benefit many. The State of Pennsylvania has made tax credits of $100 million available through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC).This allows qualified donor organizations to donate up to 90% of their PA State tax obligation to the Midstate Ballet, which has been approved as an Educational Improvement Organization.

A gift to Greater York Dance could provide your company with a substantial tax credit through the EITC. Companies can save in PA taxes as much as 90% of the value of the donation by making a contribution to our Dance It Forward educational program. Your gift will help us to continue to offer our DancExperience and create new programs to further enhance educational opportunities in our community.


  • Serving on a Board Committee

    Seeking Membership Or Sponsors Or Donating
    Greater York Dance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and we need public support to operate. We are always in need of people who believe in the good that we do to seek public support.

  • Providing Office Support

    Can you fold and staple? Are you willing to answer the phone? Or, do you have computer skills? Assist our Business Director by volunteering to do office extras.

  • Assist At Performances

    Many opps from sewing and refreshments to stage management to set building and tech.

  • Facility Operations & Handyman Services

    We are always looking for talented people who are able to assist with minor repairs around the building. Do painting, light carpentry work? Eager to help? Please contact us and join us in benefiting our community with quality dance.


Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Greater York Dance Annual Fund Campaign or the Endowment Fund.

To provide a legacy for generations to come, we have an endowment fund to receive endowment gifts and bequests through the York County Community Foundation. Our Endowment serves as an investment in the future, providing ongoing financial security while allowing us to create new repertories, attract and retain the best guest artists, and pursue education and outreach initiatives.

You can help increase the Endowment for the Greater York Center for Dance Education by making an outright gift of cash or securities.By helping to build our Endowment, you will help continue quality dance programs for our community in perpetuity. The Planned Giving program enables you to make strategic contributions through a bequest in your will, living trust, or other gifts that provide benefits during your life and the life of a loved one.



  • “The Greater York Dance organization impressed us with their level of professionalism within their operations, as well as their performances. We were welcomed immediately and everyone involved made the transition into dance a very smooth process. We thank the Greater York Center for Dance Education for assisting our daughter in developing her passion for dance.”
    -The Delgado Family
  • “I would recommend Greater York Dance to Any of my friends that had children interested in dance.  The center offers so many styles of dance at so many levels.  If you have a little princess that wants to twirl in a pretty tutu, an energetic son that wants to hip hop, or a child that wants to get serious with ballet this is the place.  We have been through all stages of dance here and have enjoyed them all!!  I can’t stress the variety that is available.  I have three children and we have been a part of the GYDance family for 12 years now!!  So many opportunities have been available for my children and the center has helped them grow leaps and bounds as dancers as well as confident artistic children!  We are blessed to be a part of this organization!!”
    -Allison Lebouitz
  • My daughter has grown up here! The directors have created a nurturing, well rounded curriculum emphasizing proper technique and safe training. Their approach encourages personal growth along with expert training. The directors are very well connected to the ballet world and routinely bring in teachers from outside of the area.
    Patrick Potter, Dance Parent, Volunteer
  • Greater York Dance = Outstanding Dance Training! Greater York Dance fosters a love for dance. They provide a well-rounded dance education and provide a variety of dance styles for all ages and levels. They specialize in classical ballet and can take you to the next level of your dance training (professional dance level as well as college level). They provide the highest standard of dance education for everyone. Dance training provides creative thinking, well-organized children, increased time management, increased self-esteem, as well as a community of friendship and a love for dance. This is the place to be if you are looking for top-notch dance training as well as lots of fun!
    Jill Snell, Former Dance Parent, Volunteer
  • Taking dance and participating in the company saved me emotionally, many, many times and is why I direct and choreography musicals at my school. I want to provide my students with the joy and fulfillment that I felt from every practice and performance I was able to have. Dancing has always made me feel alive!!!
    Carolyn Mottern, Former Dancer
  • I took dance class for many years with Shana, and I loved every minute of it! This is why I love music and dance even now, years later.
    Lisa Amspacher, Former Student
  • GYD has taught me the values of life through the discipline and passion of dance. My dance teachers Shana, Lori & Mindy not only taught Ballet an Jazz technique but life skills, and helped me grow as a performer, choreographer and dance educator. Studying at GYD empowers you to dance beyond the physical body, to dance from the heart, and educates you how to move efficiently to achieve the technique. Dance is a gift, and GYD shared that gift with me. I am thankful beyond words to give back, as a dance teacher under their wings. Inspired by the professional teachers that taught me, I dedicated my life to pursuing a dance career. When you study at GYD, you discover you are the architect of your dreams. Together, we can start building your dreams one plie at a time.
    Ak Mullen, Former Student, Faculty
  • Congratulations on three beautiful performances! You all do an amazing job and the professionalism, passion and hard work is apparent. And I have to mention the choreography... such amazing talent. We are very fortunate. I am so pleased that Delaney is gaining this experience and proud that she is part of the GY Dance family. We thoroughly enjoyed this season and look forward to more this summer and fall!
    - Susan Welter