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Young Dancers Can Showcase Their Talents With Training Programmes At The Lowry

The Lowry has announced important dates for the diaries of the dancers of the future, with a series of open days in May.

The open days, held at The Lowry and other North West venues will prepare young people to audition for two exciting opportunities –The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT) and The Lowry’s Youth Dance Company.

The CAT is open to young dancers aged between 11 and 16 who are committed to pursuing a career in dance.  The training programme has a highly successful track record, graduates from the course have gone on to study dance at major UK conservatories including: Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Central School of Ballet; and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

The CAT is part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education and offers intensive pre-vocational training for young people who wish to pursue a career in dance.

As part of this funding a number of grants are available, allowing the widest possible access across the North West region.

The Lowry’s Youth Dance Company is open to dancers aged between 11 and 17.  The current company has performed at high profile dance events all over the North West and was selected to represent the North West at the National Youth Dance Festival in Plymouth in 2015.

Sally Wyatt, Centre for Advanced Training Manager said, “We are looking for young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and enthusiasm for dance.  We are holding auditions for places on The Lowry CAT course and also The Lowry’s Youth Dance Company and we will be looking closely at the potential of each student regardless of their previous dance experience.”

Further information can be found on the NorthWestDance website.

Places for most open days can be booked through The Lowry Box Office:
0843 208 6000

Application forms for auditions can be downloaded from the NorthWestDance website.

Open Days
 
The Lowry CAT
Date: Sun 14 May
Times: 10am – 1.30pm
Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays
Age 11-16
The Lowry CAT
(Collaborating with Cumbria Youth Dance Co Audition)
Date: Sun 20 May
Times: 11am – 4pm
Location: Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Age 11-18
The Lowry CAT
(Collaborating with Cumbria Youth Dance Co Audition)
Date: Sun 20 May
Times: 11am – 4pm
Location: Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith
Age 11-18The Lowry Youth Dance Company
Date: Sun 21 May
Times: 9.30am – 1pm
Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays
Age 11-18

The Lowry CAT
Date: Sun 21 May
Times: 1.30pm – 5pm
Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays
Age 11-16

The Lowry CAT
Date: Sun 21 May
Times: 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Location: Gymnasium, University of Chester
Age 11-16

Auditions
 
CAT Auditions
Date: Sun 4 June
Times: 9.30am – 6pm
Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays

Drop in classes
Every Thursday from 4 May until 1 June
Times: 5pm – 6.45pm
Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays

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