Applications open for the 2018/2019 National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

22 Aug 2018

The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland performing Di-ver-gent © Paul Watt

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is searching for talented dancers aged 16 to 21, to join the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland – the flagship contemporary dance company for Scotland’s exceptional young dancers.

Launched in 2012 by YDance – the national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland – the Company work with Anna Kenrick (YDance Artistic Director) to develop their technical, creative and performance skills, through a series of creation intensive weekends.

Members also have the opportunity to perform both nationally and internationally at a number of high-profile events and festivals. Previous performances have included Apex Rising at Sadler’s Wells in London, the Dance Bridges Festival in India, the Danspunt Festival in Belgium, an exchange with Yellow Wheel Dance Company in Australia, Generation Dance Festival in Glasgow, Dance International Glasgow (DIG Festival) at Tramway, Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival, Merchant City Festival in Glasgow and U.Dance Festival in London, Nottingham, Salford, Birmingham and Leeds.

Anna Kenrick, YDance Artistic Director said:

“The National Youth Dance Company is an incredibly rare and exciting opportunity for young dancers to represent Scotland. We are looking for passionate, driven and talented dancers who want to broaden their horizons in dance. Not only will they develop technically and creatively, the amazing performance opportunities across the U.K and abroad will develop them as a performer and as a person.”

Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Company. Applicants must be aged between 16 and 21, be from, or living in Scotland between September 2018 and September 2019, be driven and dedicated with a desire to develop as a dancer and be able to commit to all rehearsal and performance dates laid out in the guidelines on the YDance website.

Anyone interested in applying should visit and complete the application form. Auditions will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2018 in Glasgow from 12pm to 5.30pm. The deadline for applications is Friday 14th September, 2018.