Collaborative dance-making with young people (high school or college age) can be transformative and empowering for the participants and the audience. I care about the cultural capital (stories, references, friendships) young people carry. It is possible to use this material in an environment of consent and creativity to express something new, and usually, quite hilarious. Much better than homogenizing young bodies.
I have set dances on students at the California Institute of the Arts and Concord Academy.