Associate Programmes & Youth Dance Companies2020-02-20T12:15:14+00:00

Dance4’s Centre for Advance Training (CAT) has worked in partnership with organisations across the East Midland such as Déda, The Curve and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre to support youth dance companies across the region.

These companies and classes provide quality provision that focuses on technique skills and creative processes. Many will also have additional opportunities to be involved in intensive projects and performances.

Each company has its own audition requirements. These youth companies aim to engage young people with potential talent that could progress onto to CAT. The companies/classes are also accessed by current CAT students from that county as mid-week provision.


Next Door Dance Youth Company, Nottingham
Classes aimed at dancers aged 11 – 18
Thursdays 5 – 8.15pm
Technique Class: 5.30 – 6.45pm
Creative Class: 6.45 – 8.15pm
iC4C, 2 Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG3 2AR
Auditions for the company are usually held in September but the technique class is open to anyone within the age range. Email Hayley Corah for more information and how to apply.

Nottinghamshire Contemporary Youth Dance Company, Mansfield
A class aimed for dancers aged 11 – 17
Tuesdays 6 – 8pm
The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG
For more information and to find out when the next audition will be held, email NCYDC or call 01623 644 377.

Evolve Youth Dance Company, Lincolnshire
Classes aimed at dancers aged 11 – 19
Thursdays, During term time 4.30 – 7.30pm
Technique Class: 4.30 – 6pm
Creative Class (Core Company only): 6 – 7.30pm
One NK, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX
Trials for the core company are held at different times throughout the year but the technique class is open to anyone within the age range. Email Emma Bouch for more information and how to apply.

Curve Young Dance Company, Leicester
Thursdays 7 – 9pm
The Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
For further information about the company and future auditions, email Mel Knott.

Next Door Dance Youth Company, Derbyshire
Wednesdays 6 – 8pm
Donut Studios, Spring Bank Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1NL
Email Hayley Corah for more information about the company and how to apply.

Bounceback, Derby
Wednesdays 7.30 – 9pm
Déda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU
Email for more about the company and how to apply.