The Young Choreographer's Festival

Are you itching to create your own work? As a budding choreographer, you probably know that the two best ways to learn your craft are to #justdoit and to watch as much work by more seasoned choreographers as possible. (And read all the handy tips that your DS editors round up, just for you! #shamelessplug)

But sometimes, watching and learning from the pros can feel overwhelming. After all, they made it to the top for a reason: Their work is awesome. When you're just starting out, it's natural to feel confident one second and full of doubt the next. (Spoiler: The pros do too!)

Enter the Young Choreographer's Festival. Held annually in NYC and organized by Emily Bufferd, the YCF is a showcase of young, driven and talented dancemakers.

(Dancers perform Wild Me, choreographed by Alexis Convento, at the 2012 YCF. (Photo by Krista Bonura)

The one-night-only performance is a culmination of months of prep, including studio time and mentorship by professional choreographers. If you're in the NYC area, you can get tickets to the Saturday, June 20 show here. It's the perfect way to get inspired.

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