Big Issue Cymru
"So cutting edge it should only be approached with protective clothing"
NYDW provides first-class training and performance opportunities for some of Wales' most-talented and committed young dancers. It harnesses the energy and excitement of young peoples' enthusiasm for dance and dancing, and channels it into a creative, contemporary force that celebrates the very best of Youth Dance in Wales today.
Apply for National Youth Dance Wales 2017!
NYDW invests in the development of Wales' most promising young dancers; it provides first-class training by focusing on core dance-skills, strength and performance techniques. In 2017, NYAW is broadening its successful Step Up programme in order to engage with more young dancers, and to enhance their training and development throughout the year and in advance of auditions for NYDW 2018.
Who is it for?
Step Up is for young dancers in Wales (aged 14 – 20 years) who regularly engage in dance classes through their school/college, private dance school and/or with their local youth dance company, and who demonstrate a strong desire to 'step up' to another level of challenge and experience.
What is involved?
Step Up offers an exceptional training opportunity over three short residencies wherein participants will develop a better understanding and practice of dance technique, choreographic principles and performance.
For more information, download our Step Up 2017 Information Page here
To apply online, click here
Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.
Calling youth dance groups in Wales to take part in U.Dance 2017 at Birmingham Hippodrome
One Dance UK is looking for a Wales-based Youth Dance Company to appear at U.Dance 2017 in Birmingham this July (13th-16th July 2017: performance date TBC).
To be part of this fantastic opportunity and showcase your youth dance company, please complete the application-form and submit it directly to One Dance UK together with video-footage of your piece via Youtube or Vimeo link. In order for your work to be considered by the One Dance UK selection panel, the official application-form should be emailed directly to email@example.com by no later than 5pm Monday 24 April 2017.
NYDW 2016 will be performing aM by NYDW Artistic Director, Kerry Nicholls, at this national youth dance festival – let's get some more youth groups from Wales there too!
• each dance piece to be no longer than 7 minutes’ duration;
• no more than 20 dancers to be included within the piece;
• two chaperones required for groups of up to 15 dancers; three chaperones for groups of 16 or more dancers;
• dancers to be aged 11-19 years (dancers with disabilities, up to 25 years)
If you’d like an informal chat regarding your U.Dance application, then please don't hesitate to contact Jamie Jenkins (NYDW Dance Development Co-Ordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information about U.Dance 2017 in Birmingham please visit http://www.u-dance.org
Application forms can be found here
Please get in touch if you'd like further information or clarification.