Yaledancers, the oldest dance company at Yale, is comprised of talented, committed dancers, ranging in skills from those who have trained and performed professionally, to those who have just discovered dance. The company prides itself on its ability to perform a wide variety of dance styles, including classical and modern ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and more. More than a company, “YD” is a community, forging lasting friendships among both graduate and undergraduate students.
Members, selected by audition each fall, meet twice weekly for technique classes taught both by students and guest artists, in addition to rehearsals for individual student and guest-choreographed pieces which culminate in two sellout shows (Fall and Spring). Company members are encouraged to choreograph for the semester shows in addition to performing. Yaledancers provides a social outlet and sense of community for members, creating lasting friendships among both graduate and undergraduate students.

Yaledancers is also a founding member of the Alliance for Dance at Yale. ADAY serves as a collective forum for dance groups at Yale and provides classes, support, and the Dance Symposium to the Yale dance community.
The video above was created for the 50th anniversary show in Spring 2023 using the archive of Yaledancers video content, photos, and programs from 1973 to the present.
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