Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films. With a mission to support and develop world-class dancers, ages 9-19, of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions, performance and education opportunities, YAGP serves as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, dancers, and audiences.
YAGP reaches over 12,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in approximately 25 U.S cities and 8 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York City Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities. The New York Finals closing night “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala, taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, features the students showing the most potential alongside the stars of today’s leading dance companies.