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Midstate Ballet dancers compete at Youth America Grand Prix

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March 15, 2019
Dancers from the Midstate Ballet of Greater York Dance traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa in January to compete in the international ballet competition, Youth America Grand Prix.
Youth American 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. It focuses on the support and development of dancers ages 9-19 and identifies promising young dance talent. In 2010, YAGP was the subject of a documentary film, "First Position" which followed six YAGP participants on their journey to YAGP's finals in New York City.

Greater York Dance is proud to announce that this year Ashlynd Talbert received Top 12 honors in her age division and Katie Dietz received a Top 24 in her age division. Each season Greater York Dance's Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress invite dancers that have shown an intensive study in Ballet and Contemporary and invite them to begin work on a variation in the Spring through private weekly lessons. This preparation gives the dancers several months of technical cleaning and stamina improvement before competing on the stage at YAGP.

For additional information about Greater York Dance call (717)755-MOVE (6683) or look online at www.gydance.org.

About Greater York Dance 
Greater York Dance provides positive, healthy and enriching dance experiences to the people of the South Central PA region. Students of all levels, ages and abilities may choose programs of interest according to their dance priority with no regard to their ability to pay. Captivating audiences through performances and dedicated outreach activities that promote lifelong enjoyment of dance are at the core of our purpose.

Melinda Fritz, Executive Director
Greater York Dance/Midstate Ballet
3524 E. Market Street
York, PA 17402
717-755-6688 (fax)
717-870-6003 (Cell)