Each genre of the Youth program has its own performance opportunities. In this time of COVID-19, the fall project for all Trudl Zipper Dance Institute youth dancers is the unique opportunity to participate in a film featuring a collection of excerpts from The Nutcracker, using music by Tchaikovsky, as well as Duke Ellington, an originator of big-band jazz.
During a standard school year when campus is open, youth program dancers have the following performance opportunities to demonstrate their growth and development:
Winter dance concerts for ballet, modern, tap, and musical theater in December or January are performed in Zipper Hall.
The Collaboration Concert combines youth dancers with Colburn’s Community School of Performing Arts musicians.
Final spring performances for ballet, modern, tap, and musical theater are presented in either Zipper Hall or the Ramon C. Cortinez High School of Visual and Performing Arts.