The Bates Dance Festival offers three training programs for various levels

Training programs include the Young Dancers Workshop (YDW), a rigorous three-week program serving dancers ages 14-18; the Professional Training Program (PTP) serving dancers ages 18 and up; and the Youth Arts Program serving local youth ages 7-16 with dance, music, theater and visual arts training.

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Professional Training Program

July 14 – August 4, 2019
Ages 18+

A wide range of daily classes and specialized intensives. Students may attend for 1, 2, or 3 weeks.

Young Dancers Workshop

June 22 – July 13, 2019
Ages 14-18

A rigorous and inclusive three-week program serving pre-professional dancers.

Youth Arts Program

July 15 – August 3, 2019
Ages 7 – 16

A fun and educational three weeks of performing and visual arts classes with a dynamic final performance!