"Wabi, with Caroline Younger, has been more than a dance studio for my teenager - it's been a home away from home. It is a place he goes to feel good in his body, restore his spirit, and settle his mind. He leaves every class "in love" with dance and excited about using what he has learned in other creative arts pursuits. Not only does Caroline create an environment for learning dance technique, she also invites her young students to show up as they are, embracing the whole dancer. She exposes her students to challenging choreography, inspiring guest artists, and stories of what it's like to be a professional artist, while also encouraging self-care, rest, stress-management, and meditation. My child is accepted and loved at Wabi and it is this foundation that will serve him well as he ventures off into the world with his dreams of dancing, acting, and singing firmly in his grasp. Thank you, Caroline!"
"If you are a student of Musical Theatre living in the Denver area, there is no better resource than Caroline Younger. She is one of the best in the business and the Denver Community is lucky to have her as an educator for young lovers of the Musical Theatre Genre. Caroline is equally adept at teaching the Golden Age of Music Theatre and Contemporary MT Styles. She is a pioneer in the Pop/Rock genre of MT. Simply put - she is a brilliant artist. WABI is one of the best training grounds for MT anywhere in the US. When recruiting for my University, I 100 percent trust her recommendations."
Kevin Covert, Broadway Performer
Director of the Musical Theatre Program, Shenandoah Conservatory
"Caroline Younger is an amalgam of so many things. From conventional musical theater performer to rock & roll goddess. Having worked with her both onstage and off, she brings an unexpected point of view to any project, helping to broaden the view for all involved. As a performer, she exhibits great passion and fire. As a teacher, she inspires one to live freely in the moment and be present to experience the now. Her varied life experiences add to her ability to take students on a journey of discovery. She is an invaluable teacher!"
Peter Gregus, Broadway Performer/Director
“Caroline makes dance an exercise of both soul and body. Her artistry is incredibly inspiring, and her intuitive awareness of each individual student’s needs is unmatched. My college audition process would not have been the same without her expertise!”
Musical Theatre Major
Carnegie Mellon University
“Thank you Caroline for everything you’ve done for me on my dance journey. You gave me the confidence and training I needed to really jump into Musical Theatre and I wouldn’t be here studying it without all of your help. You helped me believe in myself and created an environment that was so positive and full of life. Thank you!”
Musial Theatre Major
"I have had the honor of working with Caroline when we were both performers (A Chorus Line, National Tour) and then in my role of producer. Caroline is not only the ultimate professional but her creativity, passion, professionalism and technique are unrivaled. I am also extremely honored to call her a friend."
Associate Professor of Dance
Marymount Manhattan College
Montclair State University
“Training in dance through WABI was a big part of my middle school and high school experience. Caroline has taught me since I was 13 years old! I feel like she is the biggest reason I felt so secure going into college auditions/dance calls. Being a part of WABI also gave me great connections to the real world.”
Musical Theatre Major
The University of Utah
"Shout out to WABI and Caroline Younger! I wanted to thank you for an amazing experience last weekend. You gave your students a real world, informative, supportive New York experience. Having current college theatre teachers and Broadway talent giving feedback was invaluable. The kids are so lucky to have you in their corner. An incredible talent onstage and now behind the scenes! Thank you!"
"Caroline Younger has been my dance instructor since I was 13. She saw the talent in me before I saw it in myself. She has always pushed me to be the best that I can be, not only as a performer but also as a human being. I can say with confidence that I am much more comfortable in my own skin since I met her. Her optimism and love for her students, her craft, and herself is truly inspiring. She has proven time and time again that being the most authentic version of yourself never goes out of style. Her motto has always been that there is beauty found in imperfection, and I've always loved this idea. Caroline truly is a wonderful role model in my life and I'm so grateful to have been one of her students."
Musical Theatre Major
"My praise for Caroline and her program is sky-high. She is a creative, enthusiastic dance instructor. A brilliant choreographer. And a thoughtful and inspiring educator. My daughter has participated in many trainings throughout the Denver-area over the past 5 years and this is the best of the best. My daughter has fun in class, gets great exercise and she is learning that dance is something to love for a lifetime through Caroline’s example. But, she is also preparing herself for a rock solid future in musical theater should she want it. Sometimes, I do not think my daughter even notices this part because she is enjoying the moment so much. Learning and training is fun, as it should be."
"From the moment I first walked into a class that Caroline Younger was teaching, I knew, this was the teacher I had been looking for. She teaches with great technique, with body safety in mind, with character and with breath. Her passion for the art is palpable and her love for youth to succeed nonpareil.”
"Kevin Covert's workshop is a MUST for anyone who is planning to undergo the rigorous adventure of applying and auditioning to MT colleges. Both Kevin and Caroline have played essential roles in coaching, educating and supporting my daughter through this process. Not only are they experts and have invaluable advice and information, but they are both awesome mentors and people in general. My daughter did this Workshop last year and it is full of essential information!"
"My daughter not only learned advanced tap and ballet technique from Caroline, but also ancillary skills: what to expect during an audition, how to handle tough directors and choreographers, plus how dance, music and acting complement each other. My daughter has found new depths of confidence because of Caroline's tutelage, empowering her on and off the stage."
"Caroline has taught me almost everything I know about dance. Everything from Fosse to ballet, and all styles related to musical theater. She has inspired me to pursue professional theater and prepared me for those auditions, as well as the possible rejections that come with them. I couldn't be where I am now with out her help and I truly think she has changed me for the better."