NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2015) - For one week in April each year, New York is host to more than 1,200 of the finest young dancers in the world. They are competing, under the aegis of Youth America Grand Prix, for scholarships and the opportunity to join leading ballet and modern dance companies including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Houston Ballet, among many others. A week of rehearsals and auditions in venues across New York City from NYU to Lincoln Center culminates in dramatic final performances at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The Quin hotel, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, is the exclusive hotel sponsor of Youth America Grand Prix and is offering an unprecedented experience for its guests from April 10 - April 17, 2015. The Quin's "Ultimate New York Dance Experience" includes a two-night stay in the refined elegance of New York's newest lifestyle hotel, and, depending on dates selected, behind-the-scenes access to dance auditions, rehearsals and even the "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala at Lincoln Center. Rates for the Quin's Ultimate New York Dance Experience, April 10-17, start at $409 per night. 

Quin guests can elect to experience the excitement of Youth America Grand Prix "Finals Week" from April 10-14, in which 1,200 of the world's most promising dancers audition for more than 30 leading dance schools and companies, and participate in master classes and workshops at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art 850 seat venue. They offer a critical access point for aspiring dancers, while offering a life-changing opportunity for students to gain admission and financial assistance to the most prestigious dance schools and companies.

 On April 15, "The Final Round" culminates with a select number of the most promising dancers performing their variations at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center at 7:00 pm. The Final Round showcases the most promising students performing one last time before scholarships are awarded, and they leave to continue training or pursue jobs at the world's leading dance institutions.

On April 16, at 6:30 pm, The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center plays host to the "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala."  Hailed as "the highlight of the New York ballet season," by the late Clive Barnes of the New York Post, YAGP presents a night of thrilling performances by leading dancers from the world's most prominent companies (Stars of Today -- many of whom are YAGP alumni) alongside 2015 finalists (Stars of Tomorrow). The evening will feature the world premiere of Minuet in D Minor with choreography by Emery LeCrone, in addition to the New York premiere of Windy Sand with choreography by Alexei Kremnev, featuring an original score by Karen LeFrak and costumes designed by B Michael.

On Friday, April 17, at 7:00 pm, David Hallberg presents, "Legacy" at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. This spectacular evening of dance offers an intimate look at some of the world's most renowned ballet companies performing varied and rarely-seen contemporary works representative of each world-famous institution, many never seen in NYC. Celebrated international ballet star, David Hallberg, offers an intimate look at the world-renowned ballet companies that he has been most closely affiliated with, as they perform varied and rarely-seen contemporary works, representative of each preeminent institution. Hallberg will introduce each company and share an insider's perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist. The program will include performances by dancers from The Mariinsky Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Australian Ballet, and the Tokyo Ballet in its the U.S. Debut. It will also feature a commissioned piece by Pontus Lidberg specifically for American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, where at 18 years old, Hallberg first started his career. The Gala will feature works by Pierre Lacotte, Stephen Baynes, and Maurice Bejart, among others.

The Quin's "Ultimate New York Dance Experience" is an extension of the hotel's acclaimed Quin Arts program. Quin Arts connects guests to New York's vibrant cultural and artistic heart through special events at the Quin and throughout the city. Guests wishing to book the Quin's "Ultimate New York Dance Experience" can reserve at

About The Quin
The Quin, New York City's quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services, from the Attaché, who curate a guest's New York experience, to distinguished amenities like an Executive Boardroom, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, Fresh® Spa Products and a two-story, 130-seat artisanal American seafood grill, The Wayfarer, showcasing a menu of fresh regional seafood. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property's rich artistic heritage and produces exciting new platforms for contemporary artists. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Resonating with refined repose, the Quin is the Quintessential New York Hotel.

About Youth America Grand Prix
The mission of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is to support and develop world-class dancers ages 9 to 19 of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions and performance and education opportunities, and by serving as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, dancers, and audiences.

YAGP was founded in 1999 to provide access to training for all talented dance students, regardless of background. Since its inception, YAGP has grown to become the world's largest service organization for pre-professional dancers as a result of its exceptional educational model, proven ability to identify dancers of the utmost talent, and capacity to expose students to leading decision makers in the dance world. Over the past 15 years, more than $3,000,000 in scholarships has been awarded at the Regionals to young dancers to attend some of the world's most prestigious dance schools, including the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (JKO) at American Ballet Theatre, The Ailey School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, La Scala Ballet Academy, and The Washington School of Ballet, among others. More than 50,000 dancers have participated in YAGP's educational programs, scholarship auditions, master classes, and performance opportunities since 1999, and today upwards of 300 YAGP alumni dance professionally in over 80 world-renowned companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Houston Ballet. YAGP alumni have appeared additionally on Broadway and in touring shows as cast members of Billy Elliot, Newsies, and with productions including Cirque du Soleil. For many aspiring dance students, simply participating in YAGP Regionals is an esteemed credential, allowing them to gain entry into a training program or ballet company.

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