What is Hothouse?

Hothouse is a FREE choreographic training programme for ages 14 – 21 delivered by YDance in partnership with Scottish Ballet. The programme is designed to inspire the next generation of choreographers by allowing them to discover, experiment and develop their creative ideas and own unique style in their own short piece of choreography, which will be performed at Tramway as part of the Project Y Evolution performance night in July. 

What will I gain?  

You will develop your own choreographic skills, knowledge and understanding of choreography.

You will develop your own unique movement language and ways of working with a range of stimuli. 

You will develop your leadership skills and confidence as a choreographer, and you’ll have access to positive role models within the industry to support your development journey. 

Your choreography will be performed at Tramway as part of the Project Y Evolution platform. 

You will also have the opportunity to be a dancer in the other Hothouse pieces and dance on the Tramway stage.  

Who can apply? 

Anyone between 14 and 21 has a keen interest in choreography and can make all the course dates outlined below. 

How much does it cost? 

There is no charge to take part in Hothouse – it’s FREE!  

When are the course dates? 

Applications are now closed for 2023. 2024 course dates will be released in early 2024

Where is the course being held? 

This a hybrid course with online and studio sessions. 

The studio development days will be held at Scottish Ballet studios in Glasgow, and the rehearsal and performance at Tramway in Glasgow.   

How do I apply? 

Applications for Hothouse 2023 are now closed. 2024 applications will open in early 2024.

Partners and Funders

Hothouse is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and run in partnership with Scottish Ballet.

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