Aim Higher

Aim Higher

Aim Higher – National Online Masterclass Programme

Aim Higher is our national online masterclass programme for young people aged 14+ who want to develop their choreographic skills and explore the themes and movement from NYDCS repertoire.

Led by Anna Kenrick, the Artistic Director of YDance, these monthly workshops are suitable for young people with some experience of dance who may be studying National 5 Dance, Higher Dance, or a diploma or degree in dance.

Anna has over 20 years’ experience delivering professional workshops, working with children and young people, and creating work that challenges young dancers to reach their full potential. As choreographer for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland, Anna will focus these workshops on pieces created with NYDCS over the last few years. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a masterclass that will focus on her unique choreographic process and encourage participants to use the themes and ideas from the work to create their own movement and delve deeper into choreography.

The following Aim Higher masterclasses are open for bookings now:


Wednesday 24th February – 6pm – 8pm
This masterclass will focus on ideas from Maelstrom (2016).
Booking and payment deadline Sunday 21st February.

This piece examines the invisible invasions we all live with in this media driven, online obsessed world we are living in.  How much control do we have on what is imprinting on us, how is this overloading us and what is seeping in, unconsciously or consciously, interrupting our human interactions and relationships, causing growth or destruction?

“We now see more data in one day that humans used to see in their whole lifetime” – Juan Enriquez

“If you think that you are suffering from information overload you may be right – a new study shows everyone is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day” – The Telegraph 2016

“The culture of the 21st century will be defined by the interface” – Aaron Koblin


Each class costs £6 per participant.

Booking and payment info

To book your place on our Aim Higher masterclasses, please complete the booking form below. Once you have completed and submitted your form you must go to our online shop and select Aim Higher in the courses section to make your payment. Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been made.

Booking and payment for the Maelstrom Masterclass must be made by Sunday 21st February. We will email all bookers after the deadline with the Zoom link, password and our health and safety guidance document.

Aim Higher Masterclasses Jan & Feb 2021
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