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.

In 2022 BDF will offer all of our in-person programs! Dates are below.

Professional Training Program

July 9- July 29, 2023
Ages 18+

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

Young Dancers Workshop

June 25 – July 8, 2022
Ages 14-18

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

Youth Arts Program

July 9-July 29, 2022
Ages 6-17

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