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The Bates Dance Festival offers different training programs for various levels.

Training programs include the Young Dancers Intensive (YDI), a rigorous two-week program serving dancers ages 14-18; Young Dancers Intensive: Extensions, a one-week program for advanced high school students ages 16-18; the Professional Training Program (PTP) serving dancers ages 18 and up; and the Youth Arts Program serving local youth ages 6-17 with dance, music, theater and visual arts training.

All 2023 programs will be in-person!

Professional Training Program

July 9- July 29, 2023
Ages 18+

A three-week program of daily technique and creative intensives.

Young Dancers Intensive

June 25 – July 8, 2023
Ages 14-18

YDI: Extensions

July 9 – July 15, 2023
Ages 16-18

Youth Arts Program

July 10-July 28, 2023
Ages 6-17

A three-week day camp focused on theater, dance, music, visual arts and community!