The Bates Dance Festival offers three distinct training programs. The Young Dancers Workshop (YDW) a rigorous three-week program serves up to 100 pre-professional dancers ages 14-18. The Professional Training Program (PTP) a three-week intensive offers 30 daily classes in a wide array of dance disciplines and serves an intergenerational community of 190 dancers ages 18 and up. The Youth Arts Program is an arts day camp that serves local children ages 7-16 with dance, music, theater and visual arts training.

Teacher training workshops and internships available.

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Organization/Company: Bates Dance Festival
Location: Lewiston, ME
Deadline: Ongoing
How to Apply: To learn more about the programs, visit or for further information contact Meredith Lyons, Admissions Director at (207) 786-6381 or via e-mail at [email protected]