Alma Dance School Wins The 2019 Youth America Grand Prix and Outstanding Teachers Award!

Congratulations to our Alma Dance School dancers and Directors Vilma Machin and Guillermo Leyva on a great weekend at the 2019 Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in Chicago. Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest international student ballet competition and scholarship program, open to dance students of all nationalities 9–19 years old. Youth America Grand Prix reaches over 12,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, masters classes, and auditions classes in 25 U.S cities and 8 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world's most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunity. 

Madison Sanders was awarded top 12 in the Senior Classical Division. Ella McEnany placed top 12 in the Senior Division for her classical and contemporary pieces. Katherine Ochoa was awarded the Youth America Grand Prix which is the maximum award given to students in the competition. Directors Vilma Machin and Guillermo Leyva were awarded outstanding teachers award. Katherine Ochoa and Ella McEnany have been invited to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York in April. Great job Dancers!

Nutcracker Cast List

Nutcracker cast list will be out Monday, August 22 and the first rehearsal will be August 25. Please be aware of the requirements for Nutcracker participation and plan ahead. There will be more incorporated into our wonderful Nutcracker production this year, we strive to make it bigger and better. We will be forming a Volunteer Parents Group soon.The Volunteer Parents Group at Alma Dance School will be a team composed of our students’ parents wishing to help Alma Dance School deliver the best experience possible. We value all the support we receive from our families’ and your assistance in helping Alma achieve its mission and long-term vision. We thank you for what you do for the school. If you are interested in helping Alma by being part of this group, please contact the school!