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.

Applications for the 2020 Young Dancers Workshop and Professional Training Program will open November 22, 2019.

View last summer's brochure

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!