Talented young Scottish dancers sought for national company

YDance, the award-winning national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland, is searching for talented dancers aged 16 to 21 to join the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland.

Saturday, 8th August 2020, 4:45 pm
Apply now...and you could be joining the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland on the global stage in 2021. (Pic: Ian R Fleming)

The flagship contemporary dance company for Scotland’s exceptional young dancers was launched by YDance in 2012.

The company works with Anna Kenrick, YDance’s 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; Apex Rising at Sadler’s Wells in London; the Dance Bridges Festival in India; the Danspunt Festival in Belgium; the Generation Dance Festival in Glasgow and the U.Dance Festival in various locations in England.

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 ydance.org and complete the application form.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 12 with the deadline for applications on Friday, September 4.