We support young people to get into dance, helping develop skills and confidence, and providing opportunities to perform and collaborate.
As well as developing contemporary technique and choreography skills, there are lots of opportunities to perform throughout the year - in theatres and also in unusual and outdoor spaces, and to work with guest choreographers and dance artists.
Clare Wood manages Dancefest's youth dance programme. Contact Clare if you'd like any information about youth dance in the region.
Previous members of our youth companies have gone on to train at Trinity Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance and are now working as professional dancers and choreographers. See Shelley Haden's story here.