National Youth Arts Wales

Latest News / December 2014

Applications for NYDW 2015 now open

In April the NYDW team will be travelling all over the country scouting for some of Wales' most talented young dancers (aged 16 - 21). Online application forms are available here. Download NYDW 2015 Guidelines here. Deadline for applications is Friday 27th February 2015. If you prefer a hard copy contact the office by phone or email and we will pop one in the post - 029 2026 5060 /

Calling youth dance groups in Wales to participate in U.Dance Cymru 2015 and U.Dance 2015

Following the success of U.Dance Cymru platforms in 2012, 2013 and 2014 NYAW is looking to host platforms at Y Ffwrness Llanelli and Galeri, Caernarfon in February 2015.

U.Dance Cymru 2015 – South Wales Platform
Venue: Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Date: Saturday,14 February 2015

U.Dance Cymru 2015 – North Wales Platform
Venue: Galeri, Caernarfon
Date: Monday,16 February 2015

DEADLINE for expressions of interest: midday 8 December 2014 (more)

Exciting training opportunity for young dancers!

Are you:
? 14 – 18 years old?
? already dancing on a regular basis?
? living in one of the following unitary authorities (UA) Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr, RCT, Torfaen or Vale of Glamorgan?
? willing to give a Saturday afternoon each month to aDvance (from end- January 2015)?

Yes? Then, join us for an aDvance – youth dance company audition on:
Saturday, 10 January 2015 at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff. (more)

Perform for Wales with NYTW in 2015

Teams from National Youth Theatre of Wales will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, scouting for some of Wales' most talented young performers, designers, stage managers and technicians (for young people aged 16 - 21 years by 31st August 2015).

An online application form for performing and production is available here . You can also download NYTW 2015 Guidelines. Deadline for applications is Monday 12th January 2015. If you prefer a hard copy contact the office by phone or email and we will pop one in the post - 029 2026 5060 /
See what previous members have to say about their experience with NYTW here

'Take the Fear out of Auditioning' with an Audition Technique Workshop

Are you applying to NYTW, drama school or college?
Would you like to discover how to prepare for a professional acting audition? (more)

National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) is looking for creative and enthusiastic young people who love theatre and performing, and are excited about learning new skills and working with new people!


? 14 – 21 years old
? passionate & curious about Theatre and Performing Arts
? keen to work with world-class theatre professionals
? already involved in drama (performing or backstage)
Yes? Then join our mailing list here for more information on auditions, workshops and performances

Kerry Nicholls to lead National Youth Dance Wales

National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kerry Nicholls as its next Artistic Director!

As NYDW Artistic Director, Kerry will steer the NYDW Step Up programme – a training initiative for young dancers (14 – 18 years), she will lead the NYDW 2015 auditions plus create a brand new work with NYDW 2015 and direct its performance-platforms in August 2015. (more)
(Photo by Pari Naderi)

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