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Our past projects

Our past projects

Over the last 30 years YDance has worked with many partner organisations to deliver national projects that develop young people as dancers, creators, performers and choreographers.

These include:

Generation Dance Festival

In partnership with Scottish Ballet, this project brought an intergenerational cast of 50 dancers aged 16-80 together for a performance at Tramway, as part of Festival 2018 – the cultural programme for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

UK Youth Dance Ensemble

Working alongside Youth Dance England this project brought dancers from the National Youth Dance companies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together to work with Hofesh Schector. Over a series of residential rehearsals in each country the ensemble created a new piece entitled Tank which was performed at the U.Dance 2012 UK Youth Dance Festival at the Southbank Centre, London.

Tell Us Who We Are

Commissioned by Glasgow Life for Festival 2018 – the cultural programme for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. This show brought together the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, YDance and Scottish Youth Theatre to create a piece with a cast of 50 young performers.

YDance Routes

A national dance programme running from 2011 to 2017 that offered workshops, performances, training, networking events and support to inspire, develop and broaden the horizons of Scotland’s young dancers.

Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival

The first ever Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival brought together 400 young people from 11 countries to take part in a programme of workshops and performances over four days in 2014.

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