YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is searching for talented dancers aged 16 to 21 to join the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland (NYDCS) – the flagship contemporary dance company for Scotland’s exceptional young dancers.

Launched in 2012 by YDance – the award-winning national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland – members of the Company work with Anna Kenrick (YDance Artistic Director) to develop their technical, creative and performance skills through a series of creation intensive weekends.

For the first time, the 2021/2022 company will create a new work for not only the stage, but also for outdoor performance which will tour the UK. Dancers will also get the opportunity to take part in The Celtic Collective, a series of workshops with National Youth Dance Wales, as well as workshops with prominent dance artists from the UK and have opportunities for personal development and growth through mentoring sessions with Anna Kenrick.  

Previously the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland have performed at a number of high-profile events and festivals including: the Australian Youth Dance Festival in Melbourne, Australia; Apex Rising at Sadler’s Wells in London; the Dance Bridges Festival in India; the Danspunt Festival in Belgium; an exchange with Yellow Wheel Dance Company in Australia; Generation Dance Festival in Glasgow; Dance International Glasgow (DIG Festival) at Tramway; Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival; Merchant City Festival in Glasgow; and U.Dance Festival in London, Nottingham, Salford, Birmingham and Leeds.

Anna Kenrick, YDance Artistic Director said:

“The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland has gone from strength to strength with exceptional young dancers from Scotland taking part and creating innovative and exciting work . YDance is committed to supporting young dancers achieve their full potential and we are very excited to meet the next company members who will be involved in an indoor and outdoor work, a first for NYDCS.”

Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Company. Applicants must be aged between 16 and 21, be from, or living in Scotland between September 2021 and August 2022, 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 National Youth Dance Company of Scotland main page.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 2nd October in Glasgow. The deadline for applications is Sunday 26th September.

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