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The Hinsdale Dance Academy is proud to announce it will be hosting workshop classes Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)

Feb 10, 2016 02:51PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Hinsdale Dance Academy is proud to announce that it will be hosting some of the workshop classes of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) this year at their location on 645 Blackhawk Drive.  

The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films.

HDA is proud to have attended YAGP for the past three seasons and qualified to attend the New York City Finals each year.  This is a testament to the high caliber of classical dance training that HDA provides its students.  Last year, Grace Curry placed third in the Chicago classical division and qualified as a soloist for the New York City Finals.  Curry will attend YAGP, again, this year, along with 16 other HDA soloists.

Mission Statement: To support and develop world-class dancers, ages 9-19, of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions, performance and education opportunities, and by serving as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, dancers, and audiences.

YAGP reaches over 7,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in approximately 17 U.S cities and 6 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities. The New York Finals closing night “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala features the students showing the most potential alongside the stars of today’s leading dance companies.