CDF Youth Gala

March 27 - 29, 2020

Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance

Youth Gala brings together area dance studios, academic school dance programs and universities to share their artistry with each other in a performance.   


2019 Participants


Caroline Calouche & Co.'s Youth Ensemble

Dance Moves Youth Company

HGC Dance Company

Jami Masters School of Dance

Kicks and Turns Liturgical Dance Company

Masterpiece Studios

MufukaWorks Dance Company - Square Root Youth

Pacific Arts Troupe

Ridge Road Middle School


Performers are youth and college students. Choreographers can be professional or students.


Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Notification: November 15, 2019
Student Fee Due: January 31, 2020
Program Info: February 28, 2020


Dancer Fee: $85 per dancer


Student Participation Fee includes

4 classes over 2 days

2 lunches

1 T-shirt

1 ticket to the CDF Gala


The $85 fee does not include tickets for parents to the CDF Gala or the Youth Gala.


Only 1 work from each group will be selected, but you can submit up to 2 works for adjudication.

Additional students from your school/program can attend the festival by paying the $85 fee if there is space.  


  • Performers must be 12 years or older and enrolled in a youth or college program.   

  • Maximum number of pieces 1 group can submit: 2

  • A maximum of 1 work will be selected from each group

  • Minimum Length: 3 minutes 

  • Maximum Length: 6 minutes 

  • Performing students must participate in all classes

  • Choreographers can be professional or students.

  • The number of dancers that you submit in your application is the number we expect to attend. 

  • Replacements for dancers who become injured are allowed.

  • New: Dance works must have a minimum of 4 dancers.