Youth Dance Company

This pre-professional dance troupe in Vancouver, WA gives dancers the experience of a company environment, preparing them for a future in the dance field.

Youth Dance Company is currently directed by Josh Murry-Hawkins the Dance Director of Riverside Performing Arts. Company members learn and perform original choreography every year in a fusion of dance styles for their spring showcase and are featured in RPA productions. Weekly rehearsals include company class, cross training/conditioning, choreography and health tips to promote confidence. Company members are held to a higher standard in all classes with a personal evaluation after the first show of the year.


Audition for our 2020-2021 season is August 15th at 1:00pm. Please arrive early to fill out a registration form and get an audition number to pin to the front.

Auditions are held once a year. If you cannot make it to the scheduled audition you may try and schedule an audition with the director before the school year starts. No auditions will be held once the school year starts.

Feminine dress code: Black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun or pulled back in a clean hairstyle.

Masculine dress code: Black tights, white fitted top, black ballet shoes, hair up or clean hairstyle.

You may bring shorts or leggings to wear after the ballet section of the audition is over, bring jazz and tap shoes if owned.


Must be at a level II or higher in the Focus Track program

Take 2 Focus Classes, one being ballet, per week

Sign a contract for the entire school year

Company class and rehearsal every Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm

Ages 10-18

Auditions are open to non-registered students