Young Choreographers Program
Young Choreographers Workshop (YCW) and Initiative (YCI) were established in 2016 as a platform for students, ages 13-21, to create works that give voice to the issues affecting their generation, connect with community members outside of Pulse, and address important topics such as anxiety, body image, and isolation.
Young Choreographers Workshop
Open level, ages 13+
This class offers students an opportunity to expand their own movement vocabulary while deepening their skills in spatial design, dynamics, rhythm, and form. By honing improvisational and collaborative skills, students craft dances in solo and group forms—discovering how movement and space can be both personal and political. One additional technique class (Modern 2 or Modern 3) is required to participate in this class.
Young Choreographers Initiative
Open to those who have completed 1 year of the Young Choreographers Workshop
The Young Choreographers Initiative (YCI) is an empowering ongoing project for graduates of our YCW program that builds confidence, inspires collaboration, encourages creativity, and allows free expression. The YCI experience consists of weekly dance making classes, annual performances of choreography in progress, and collaborations with other artists/organizations. This program culminates in a Senior Choreography Project and a performance showcase.