Hothouse

Hothouse

About Hothouse

Hothouse is a FREE choreographic training programme for ages 14 – 21 which aims to give young choreographers a chance to develop their skills and knowledge and find their unique creative voice.

Through the Hothouse programme, up to 8 young choreographers will take part in online and in person workshops and be supported to create a duet or trio with their own dancers. 

Delivered by two of Scotland’s major dance organisations, YDance and Scottish Ballet, this unique programme gives young choreographers the opportunity to create their own piece of dance for performance at the major UK dance festival, UDance in July 2022.

Hothouse will help you develop as a young choreographer by:

  • Developing your choreographic skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Developing your unique movement language and ways to work with a range of stimuli
  • Developing your leadership skills and confidence
  • Exposing you to positive role models within the industry
  • Encouraging your own creative independent voice and unique style
  • Supporting you as young emerging artist to create a piece for performance

Eligibility

To take part in Hothouse you must:

  • Be aged between 14 and 21
  • Be from or living in Scotland
  • Have an interest in creating your own choreography
  • Have a desire to develop your choreographic skills and knowledge

We encourage dancers from a variety of dancing backgrounds to take part.

Cost

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

Booking for our Hothouse Experience Day

Want to get a taste for what Hothouse is all about? Book your place now on one of our Hothouse Experience Days. These workshops will give you a chance to meet the staff who will be leading the course and let you develop some choreography on the day. From here you can decide if you’d like to apply for the Hothouse course. Participants only need to select ONE experience day, not both and you do not need to attend an Experience Day to apply for the Hothouse Course.

Saturday 29th January 2022
1pm – 4pm
Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen

Saturday 19th February 2022
10am – 1pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Hothouse Choreography Course Dates

To allow choreographers from all over Scotland to participate, the programme will be a mix of online and in person workshops. You must be able to commit to all sessions to take part. The in person sessions will take place at Scottish Ballet’s iconic studios in Glasgow.

Saturday 19th March 2022
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Saturday 23rd April 2022
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Sunday 24th April 2022
10:30am – 1:30pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Week of the 9th May 2022
6pm – 7pm
Evening Workshop Session
Online

Week of the 16th May 2022
6pm – 7pm
Evening Workshop Session
Online

Saturday 28th May 2022
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Sunday 29th May 2022
10:30am – 1.30pm
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Week of the 30th May 2022
Evening Mentor Session (30min individual sessions)
Online

Sunday 19th June 2022
Sharing Day
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow

Week of the 20th June 2022
Evening Mentor Session (30min individual sessions)
Online

Saturday 23rd July 2022
Performance at UDance Festival
Glasgow

Booking & Application Information

Booking for Hothouse is now closed.

Partners

Hothouse is run in partnership with Scottish Ballet and Citymoves Dance Agency.

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