The festival kicks off Friday July 3, 2020 welcome performance showcase and party to follow the showcase with live music entertainment.  The event is 3 nights of showcase performances and 3 nights of social dancing. This event is a dance exhibition with participation awards, performer recognition.

This year once all performers finish tech rehearsal we're off to Busch Garden or Water Country USA. We made it easy to purchase tickets for Busch Garden and Water Country USA which are available to purchase directly with us.

For those that don't want to drive you can make arrangements with Debbie from YDF to reserve a seat on the bus.

For further info call 718-440-7465 or email: also visit us at
Thank you and hope to see you all at YDF 2020!

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

Located close to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Tickets for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA will be available to purchase.

about Us

The ONLY event on the East Coast that is 💯% Specifically Designed for YOUTH DANCERS and their FAMILIES!

YDF Youth Dance Festival

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 celebrating 10 year anniversary and have the great pleasure of having YDF Youth Dance Festival held at Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg VA.