Youth America Grand Prix

Each year the Youth America Grand Prix dance competition elevates its standards and level of impressiveness that as an awed spectator I am nothing short of mesmerized by the talent these young dancers possess. A faithful YouTube viewer of the event, I take this intensive training and performance journey with the contestants and follow their personal and professional growth as the days progress. Each year there are over 5,000 participants competing for elite scholarships. They go through training classes, learn choreography and perform all in the hopes of being noticed and being awarded a chance at fulfilling their dreams.

This year the competition released a series of photos, captioned with quotes from wonderful and legendary artists in the field of dance. I thought I would share some of these with you as they are truly inspiring and breath taking, paired with beautiful photos of some of the contestants in action. Bear in mind the age demographic for contestants is 9-19 years, they are budding stars and highly committed athletes in the incredibly competitive field of professional ballet.

 

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