Young Dancer Workshops

For more than 15 years, the Florida Dance Association has offered an annual weekend workshop specifically geared toward young dancers, from middle to high school age. The weekend workshop includes a variety of technique classes plus a showcase performances.

October 18-20




High School dancers will begin at Santa Fe College on Friday Oct. 19thand the University of Florida on Saturday Oct. 20th. Middle School dancers will begin at the Santa Fe College on Saturday Oct. 20th and University of Florida on Friday Oct 19th.

Dancers interested in auditioning for Florida Dance Festival scholarships will need to complete a form and receive a badge at registration. Auditions will takeplace during select classes.

The Information Fair will take place on Saturday, 10/20. There will a $15 fee to reserve a table.


YDW UF Schedule 2018

YDW SFC Schedule 2018




We have rooms blocked at:

 Best Western Gateway Grand 

Group Block: "Florida Dance Association"


(352) 331-3336


 Drury Inn and Suites 

Group Code: 2338839



Please reserve rooms ASAP to hold a spot for your school.

Registration, Tuition & Fees

Registration Fee: 

Faculty Representative - FDA Member Institution - $50.00

Faculty Representative - Non-FDA Member Institution - $150.00


Group Rate $110 Per Student

Student - Individual (not affiliated with an institution's group) - $120.00

*Tuition fee for one(1) student includes: One(1) ticket to theDimensions Dance Theatre October 18th,One(1) ticket to each showcase performance, all workshop classes, performance opportunities and any other workshop event.

Payment and Registration Deadline is October 5, 2018.

Late fee $15  Registration will be completed once payment is received. Payment can be mailed to

Alora Haynes
SF College Fine Arts/Chair
3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

OR can be paid by credit card via PayPal. If you would like to make payment by credit card please email  the Florida Dance Association at Please note that class selections are prioritized by order of received payment.



We are very excited to welcome Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami in residence for this year’s festival! The Dimensions Dance Theatre Performance will be held Thursday, October 18th at 8:00pm in the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall.

Showcase Performance

Purchase Show Tickets Here 

In hopes of providing equal opportunity for every participating group, every group will performance in a showcase performance. Please review the following rules for our showcase performance:

  1. All groups only submit one piece
  2. All pieces have a maximum time of 6 minutes - NO EXCEPTIONS
  3. All groups get 8 tech cues
  4. All groups tech the day of their showcase


Video and Music Submissions:

All submissions are due, in costume, by October 5, 2018.

There are several options for submitting information:

All information, (music, videos and tech sheets) can uploaded to Dropbox or e-mailed to (Email for Dropbox invite.) Videos may also be provided via YouTube or Vimeo.

Your cooperation with these rules will ensure the effective execution of our 2 show programing. For additional showcase information please view the Showcase Technical Packet below.

YDW Tech Packet 2018

YDW Technical_Questionnaire

YDW Waiver and Release Form 2018




Young Dancers Workshop Instructors

Trent Williams, Jr.


Mohamed DaCosta


Isa Garcia-Rose


Carlos Guerra

Ballet, Pas de Duex

Yanis Pikieris

Pas De Duex

Stephan Fons

Tap, Jazz, Dance Conditioning

Maria Konrad


Melissa Brenner


Tim Glenn


Shane O’Hara

Improvisation, Modern

Dante Puleio

Limón Technique

Sarah Harkness-Sebastian

Musical Theatre

Herman Ramos


Augusto Soledade


Misty Dawn White

Community Dance Jam









If you have questions regarding particular facets of the Workshop, here are some contacts to receive direct help.

YDW Organizer: (352) 395-5296 or

YDW Coordinator: (352)-395-4188 or

Cognito Forms:




YDW Survey







Host Schools

                                                                    Santa Fe College                     University of Florida         




Bringing Dance to Florida since 1978