Practice. Perform. Perfect.
THRIVE, A YMCA Dance Team
THRIVE is a community dance team based at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield. As a part of THRIVE, dancers of all ages get the opportunity to:
- Learn and develop skills across various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary, among others.
- Receive guidance from dance instructors who embrace the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
- Perform at local events, community expos and the THRIVE Showcase.
We do more than just dance. We learn. We grow. We THRIVE.
THRIVE dance season is held year round. The THRIVE Showcase and Summer Recital are held in June and August respectively. Auditions are also held in August. New dancers may audition for one of the four performance dance level groups: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Experienced dancers are invited to audition for THRIVE’s competitive dance levels: Elite and Diamond Elite. More information can be found in the THRIVE Dance Team Manual below.
Private Dance Lessons
Dancers of all levels are invited to request private lessons with a YMCA dance instructor. In a one-on-one or small group setting, an instructor will identify the needs of each participant and subsequently help them improve their technique and dance styles, including but not limited to ballet, tap and contemporary dance.
The Y offers a variety of dance programs year-round for beginners and advanced performers. Current offerings include:
- Ballet and Pre-Ballet
- Tiny Dancers (Ages 2-3)
- Dance Beginnings (Ages 3-5)