The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede have been captivating audiences for half a century with their energetic dance and vocal performances. As part of Calgary’s cultural community, the Young Canadians School of Performing Arts provides training in a variety of disciplines to develop young Calgarians. As a ‘helping’ association, the Partners of the Young Canadians is a non-profit volunteer association that raises funds to provide additional training and performing opportunities for the students, and assists with various events, videos and other needs of the program.
The Young Canadians School
The Young Canadians School of the Performing Arts is an engaging opportunity to train in dance, voice, and performance, by a professional faculty. Training is provided by a diverse team of specialists who foster technical development, artistic creation, and performance excellence.
The Young Canadians School is comprised of 130 dedicated youth from the Calgary area who wish to train in a professional setting. Members train to deliver exceptional performance experiences representing the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and the Calgary Stampede.
Each year members are cast as part of the annual Grandstand Show performing for an international audience of over 150,000 spectators at the Calgary Stampede. The season runs from September to July annually.
The Young Canadians School consists of youth between the ages of 11-18. Annual auditions are held in May for interested candidates who are passionate about dance, vocal, and performance. School members are eligible to receive a tuition scholarship of up $7,000.00 per year thanks to the generous support of the Calgary Stampede Foundation.