Young Dancers Company
The Young Dancers Company (YDC) is an artistic dance company and the most recent title of the performing group arm of Miss Linda’s School of Dance. Members are students wishing to deepen their dance experience through more classes, rehearsals and performances. For many years this group was known as the Miss Linda’s Performing Troupe. They did dancing, singing and acting and were recognized regionally and nationally for their choreography and performance quality on a regular basis. When the Act I Theatre Company was formed the Performing Troupe was dissolved and the Young Dancers Company was created to specifically explore multiple genres of dance, their history and to perform dances in multiple areas including competitions, conventions and Miss Linda’s performances.
YDC and its members are representatives of Miss Linda’s School of Dance both as students and as Company members. They are asked to model the behavior all Miss Linda’s students are expected to follow expressed in our code of conduct. This means correct dress code, positive attitude, good class attendance and overall hard work. Being a member of YDC is a privilege. Other students at Miss Linda’s look up to Company members. It’s the dancer’s responsibility to do their best to follow the code of conduct and be kind and courteous at all Miss Linda’s activities and events. It is the job of the Studio to come alongside the dancers to make working hard and staying positive a fun responsibility to have. Our job is to support them and set them up for success.
YDC is an opportunity for students to experience what it means to be in a company of players, to work as a group for a common goal, to develop an understanding for what being in a dance company is like and to begin to learn about the financial commitments involved in the arts. Miss Linda’s School of Dance is dedicated to providing an arts education to all of its students. YDC is the benchmark of that process.