Posted on June 6, 2013
The National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) is holding workshops across England to recruit new members for the coming year. Dancers aged 16 to 18 can take part in the company’s Experience Days. After this workshop stage, selected dancers will be invited to final auditions. So far, workshops in London, Kent, Salford and Newcastle have been confirmed, with more to come.
Based at London venue Sadler’s Wells, NYDC gives its first performance there on June 8. It seeks young performers who are passionate about dance, with experience in any dance style. Members of the company have the chance to work with a range of teachers and choreographers to learn, create and perform original work, drawing on a number of dance techniques including contemporary, hip hop, ballet and south Asian dance.
If you would like to join, your first step is to sign up for an Experience Day. The workshops are free, but places must be reserved by emailing NYDC@sadler’swells.com. The day will include teaching on technique and creative elements, plus an information session on safe practice in the studio, potential careers in dance and NYDC.
The London, Kent, Salford and Newcastle workshops will run alongside NYDC performances of (in between), choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon, the company’s first guest artistic director. The company’s next guest artistic director will be announced during the summer.
Saturday, June 29 Sadler’s Wells, London
Sunday, June 30 Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, Ashford, Kent
Sunday, July 21 The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday, July 24 Dance City, Newcaslte
Saturday, August 31 Sadler’s Wells, London
Further workshops will be added. See www.sadlerswells.com/nydc for updates.
Picture: National Youth Dance Company. Photograph: Peter Teigen