Denver Ballet Guild
phone 303.347.0860
P.O. Box 2656 Littleton, CO 80161

The Young Dancers Competition is an annual dance competition for young and aspiring amateur dancers


Established in 1981 by Florence Ruston, a founding member of Denver Ballet Guild, the competition has been working with young dancers for over 30 years. It is an opportunity for over 200 young dancers to work with a nationally known master ballet teacher and showcase their talents.  The dancers compete for funds which will help them continue their dance training.


All dancers take a master class then the older dancers go on to perform their variations.  A panel of judges selects the best dancers in each category to perform their variations on stage.  This performance offers an opportunity for these young dancers to experience performing before a live audience.  Scholarship awards are handed out to the best in their categories.


Some former winners of the competition now perform or teach with dance companies across the United States and internationally.


Contact information of Young Dancers Competition chairs:


If you are a dancer interested in competing in the Young Dancers Competition in 2015, the appropriate forms for your studio to download will be posted later this year.