Progression Routes into CAT

Progression Routes into CAT

Over the last few of years, Dance4CAT have worked in partnership with organisations across the East Midland such as Déda, The Curve and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre to establish and pilot youth dance companies in each county.

All of these classes have been identified as quality provision that will focus on technique skills and creative processes and many will also have additional opportunities to be involved in intensive projects and performances.
Entry into the youth companies is via audition. It is the hope that these youth companies engage young people with potential talent that could progress onto to CAT. These companies/classes are also accessed by current CAT students as mid - week provision, closer to home.

Next Door Youth Dance Company and Open Technique Class
Thursdays, 5pm - 8:30pm
Dance4, Space 2, 2 Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG3 2AR

The company meets on a weekly basis to develop contemporary technique, improvisation and choreographic skills for those aged 11-18. The sessions will be led by professional artists from Next Door Dance Company and will have a strong focus on using imaginative and energetic movement to produce choreography. Dancers will collaborate with each other alongside professionals from the company to explore choreographic ideas and develop creativity.

The classes are split into two parts; Open technique class, 5pm - 6:30pm which is open to all and Company class, 6:30pm -8:30pm which can only be accessed by those who have been successful at audition.

Entry into the company is via audition only, please e-mail Jess Ashley at jess [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk to find out when the next audition will take place.

Lincoln Youth dance Collective
Mondays, 6:30pm-8pm
Lincoln performing Arts Centre, Lincoln University, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Lincoln Youth Dance Collective are a young dancer's company made up of those aged 11-18.The company meet every Monday between 6:30-8:00pm and take part in weekly technique and creative classes as well as performance opportunities.

Entry into the company is via audition only, the next audition will be held on Monday 16 October 2017.

Click here to fill out an online application form. 

For more information please get in touch with Kirsty Russell at kRussell [at] lincoln [dot] ac [dot] uk or phone 01552 837600.

Curve Young Dance Company Thursdays, 7pm-9pm
The Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

 Curve Young Dance Company is for gifted and talented young people aged 12 -26 who either live or are educated in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. The Company meet weekly during term time at The Curve Theatre in Leicester and take part in technique and creative classes as well as performance opportunities.

 For further information about the company contact Mel Knot at m [dot] knott [at] curvetheatre [dot] co [dot] uk

Derbyshire Youth Dance Company
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Chesterfield Assembly Rooms, Market hall, Market Place, Chesterfield, S40 1AR

Derbyshire Youth Dance Company is a group for gifted and talented young people aged 11-17 who live in and around the Derbyshire area and entry into the company is by audition only. The Company meet weekly and take part in technique and creative sessions as well as performance opportunities.

To join the company is via audisiotn only, contact info [at] deda [dot] co [dot] uk for more information about the company and how to apply.

Spectrum Dance Company, Northampton
Tuesdays 4pm - 7pm
Southfield School Sports Centre Dance Studio, Lewis Road, Kettering, NN15 6HE

Spectrum Dance Company meet weekly and have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in local dance events within Kettering and Northamptonshire. We aim to seek as many performing opportunities as possible to build a company repertoire and performing experience.

The classes have proved to enhance student's ability and confidence during their contemporary dance studies. We strongly recommend any students studying GCSE or A-Level dance to join us.

For more information and how to join the company please e-mail Nikki Italiano at nikkiitaliano [at] gmail [dot] com