The Red Clay Dance Youth Ensemble was created in 2010 to provide professional training and performance opportunities for teens that possess the passion and drive to pursue a career in dance. Dancers have the opportunity to perform both locally and nationally and work with top choreographers in the field.
This ensemble is open to intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 14-18. Auditions are held annually in late summer with a fully produced spring concert displaying works of 3 professional choreographers and select pieces choreographed by members of the youth ensemble.
Additional invited performances throughout the year round out our performance calendar such as Dance Chicago, Youth Showcase at the Logan Arts Center, Dance in the Parks at Nichols Park and The MLK Day Celebration and Black Youth Story Performances at the Gary Comer Youth Center.