Regional Dance America
Southern New Hampshire Youth Ballet (SNHYB) is a Regional Honor Company of Regional Dance America (RDA) Northeast, a national organization of pre-professional dance companies. It’s purpose is to encourage and develop companies with high standards, and to offer the directors, choreographers, teachers and dancers additional opportunities to perform and study with master teachers and choreographers and to make contacts within the professional dance world. Evaluated in the spring of 2005, the Youth Ballet is the first company from New Hampshire, and currently the only company from New England, to be accepted into this prestigious organization.
As a Regional Honor Company with RDA, each spring at the Annual Festival, company dancers have the opportunity to:
- Attend Master classes with some of the country’s leading professionals
- Audition for numerous tuition and cash awards to some of the country’s top summer programs. In 2018, RDA Northeast awarded over $66,000 in cash and tuition scholarships
- Perform at the Annual Festival
- Be seen by college & university recruiters as well as artistic directors from all over the country
Photo Above: Ascending by Ashley Walton. Winner of the National Choreographic Recognition Award at the 2014 RDA Northeast Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo by AnnMarie Lidman.