Since 1997, Stars of Tomorrow Int´l offers a twelve day summer dance intensive for youth companies to perform in Europe, starting each year in mid-June. Our program is for dancers age 10 to 18, no matter if they are in small or big companies. The tour includes master classes, performances, philantrophy, and travel in Austria, Germany, and Italy, all carefully chosen for your company.
It was all started by Gail and Bryant Jensen from Texas in 1997. After Bryant´s death in 2006, Glenda Brown and her daughter Vanessa took over. Glenda is the founder of Allegro Ballet of Houston and owns Allegro Ballet Studio in Houston, Texas. She was one of the founders of Regional Dance America and served as its president for ten years.
The Stars of Tomorrow Int´l companies are offered professional masterclasses in classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance in several of the cities we visit. Besides European dance masters, Stars of Tomorrow Int´l own Thom Clower teaches master classes in classical ballet, and Carly Crowder teaches Jazz.
Performances and Venues
About 11.000 visitors each year come to see the various performances of the young American dancers in more than 22 shows and events. Stars of Tomorrow Int´l has operated in all types of venues: in Innsbruck at the legendary
Dogana Theater, in Vienna at the Odeon Theater, which was the old agricultural stock-exchange, at the historic fort in Kufstein, on our stage in the square in Lienz and St. Johann in Tirol.
Some of the most cherished performances of the tour are those Stars of Tomorrow Int´l does for the schools for handicapped children. The audiences the young dance companies perform for are so appreciative and engaged, and Stars of Tomorrow Int´l is honored to make contributions to them, cultural, dance, and monetary. Stars of Tomorrow Int´l dancers are moved by their interactions with these special children!
Additionally, philanthropy is a keyword for Stars of Tomorrow Int´l ; we offers many opportunities for the dancers to meet local Austrian teenagers through workshops, dancing and city tours by the Austrian youngsters for their American guests. Let friendships begin!
Stars of Tomorrow Int´l also has a professional Austrian tour guide on staff. City tours in Venice, Salzburgand Neuschwanstein are arranged for Y!T guests to enrich their visit and give the company members a cultural experience wherever they go. Stars of Tomorrow Int´l participants are treated to fantastic food and drink, beautiful hotels, and lots of entertainment and recreational choices.