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Applications open for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland 2021

7 Aug 2020


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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 award-winning 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: the Australian Youth Dance Festival in Melbourne, Australia; 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.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Company. Applicants must be aged between 16 and 21, be from, or living in Scotland between September 2020 and August 2021, be driven and dedicated with a desire to develop as a dancer and creator, and also 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 www.ydance.org and complete the application form. Auditions will take place on Saturday 12th September. The deadline for applications is Friday 4th September.