The Albany Med Performance Project: Youth in Motion
presented in collaboration with the Capital District YMCA, the Saratoga Regional YMCA, and National Dance Institute

Youth in Motion 2020 Camp Dates at the Saratoga Springs YMCA and Schenectady YMCA:
July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24

Final Performance in the Spa Little Theater will be on July 24 at 6pm

Open for the 2020 Youth in Motion program at the Schenectady YMCA. Registration for the program at the Saratoga Springs YMCA is FULL, but they are currently accepting applicants for a waitlist. If interested, please download and complete one of the registration packets below and return the completed form to the corresponding YMCA branch representative (as noted in the packet).

About The Albany Med Performance Project: Youth in Motion

The Performance Project is a 2-week intensive dance education program that brings three teaching artists from National Dance Institute in New York City to two local YMCA branches every weekday to instruct a total of 80 children (ages 8-12) in the fundamentals of self-expression through choreographed movement.

The culmination of this program is a celebratory performance on SPAC’s main stage. In prior years, the participating children from the local YMCAs were joined by approximately 30 young dancers from National Dance Institute’s own Celebration Team to perform a choreographed dance piece as a pre-show to performances by acclaimed dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2016, and the Argentinean dance company Che Malambo in 2017.

Interested in learning more about the 2020 Performance Project?

“Our child gained confidence with the Performance Project. Children can achieve greatness and this program shows them that!”

Please contact SPAC Director of Youth Education, Dennis Moench, at or call 518-584-9330 x109 to be added to the advance reservation list as a participant for the 2019 Performance Project.

The 2017 Performance Project was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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