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The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance seeks aspiring young dancers

10 May 2019

Matthew Rawcliffe. Credit: Brian Slater.

As The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (The Lowry CAT) celebrates alumni working across the dance sector, and one of their class of 2017 students Matthew Rawcliffe reaches the BBC Young Dancer 2019 Grand Final, the North West base of the national training scheme is looking to recruit aspiring young male and female dancers for its next cohort of students.

The Lowry CAT is part of a national programme, Centres for Advanced Training, funded by the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme. The programme exists to help identify and assist children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education. This enables them to proceed towards self-sustaining careers in music and dance.

Aimed at dancers aged 11 – 16 who are passionate about dance and interested in the art-form as a career, The Lowry CAT is offering Free Open Days across the region in May and June. The Open Days, along with Audition Preparation Classes will give further insight into the scheme and its final audition day at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester on 9 June.

The Lowry CAT Open days:

  • 12 May, 9.30am – 1.30pm: The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
  • 12 May, 11am – 2.30pm: Kingsway Campus, University of Chester
  • 19 May: The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
      • Workshop 1: 09.30am – 1pm
      • Workshop 2: 1.30pm – 5pm
  • 19 May*, 10am – 3pm: University of Cumbria, Carlisle
  • 19 May*, 1pm – 6pm: The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
  • 2 June: The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
      • Workshop 1: 09.30am – 1pm
      • Workshop 2: 1.30pm – 5pm

Book here. *Alongside Cumbria Youth Dance and can be booked via emailing lynn-barnes@outlook.com

Audition Preparation Drop In Sessions:

  • 15 May – 5 June, Every Wednesday, 5pm – 6.30pm: The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

The Lowry CAT Audition:

  • 9 June, 9.15am – 6.15pm (approx): The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

Application forms for auditions can be downloaded from the NorthWestDance website from the 12 May and will be available at all Open Days.