YDF Youth Dance Festival

A diverse dance and music festival that caters to children, teens and young adults.

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For further info call 718-440-7465 or email: youthdancefest@gmail.com also visit us at www.YDFYouthDanceFestival.com

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

​It is with great regret that due to escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the Youth Dance Festival scheduled for July 3-5, 2020 is unable to go ahead as planned.

Therefore, on behalf of the Youth Dance Festival committee and staff, I would like to apologize for the cancellation, especially to those of you who have already made travel and accommodation plans.

 We want to assure our dance community that it is our responsibility to do everything possible to take care and safeguard our participant’s health and safety.

Unfortunately, these were circumstances which were beyond our control.

We thank you for your continued support, stay safe and well.  

Hello and welcome my name is Debbie Melendez I am the founder and Director of the Youth Dance Festival. A diverse dance festival that caters to children, teens and young adults. Our dance festival welcomes dance groups from all around the world and the tri-state area.


This event was created in memory of my brother the late David Melendez, In his honor and inspiration we continue his dream to give the children in our community a place to share their talent. We are honored to host such a great event that reflects the art of dance.


Our mission to promote, encourage, publicize & facilitate the art of dancing & other cultural dances at our event. Salsa-Mambo, Cha-cha, Bomba y Plena, Flamenco, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical & Hip Hop are just some of the many styles of dance you would see at our event. By holding exhibitions & demonstration we can raise the awareness of our children's talent.​ This year we're were celebrating our 10 year anniversary.