ABOUT THE YDA 

The Youth Dance Academy (YDA) is Swindon Dance's Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), offering a pre-vocational training programme for young dancers demonstrating exceptional potential and the commitment and passion for a career in dance. 

THE PROGRAMMES 

Exeter Contemporary

Dancers meet fortnightly on Sundays from 11:30-5:00pm during school terms with intensive training weeks in school holidays. This programme is based at Exeter University read more. 

Swindon Contemporary

Dancers meet weekly on Saturdays from 12:00-5:30pm. Training covers technical, creative & performance skills in contemporary, jazz and classical dance. This programme is based at Swindon Dance read more.

Swindon Urban

Dancers meet weekly on Sundays from 11:30-5:00pm. Training covers technical, creative & performance skills in various urban styles including Popping, Breaking and House. This programme is based at Swindon Dance read more

 

WHAT THE YDA OFFERS 

The YDA develops the technical, creative and performance skills in dance as well as the knowledge and understanding that will prepare young dancers for higher vocational training and ultimately a career in dance.

Training is in dance styles appropriate to the professional dance world today and, more importantly, the industry demands of tomorrow.

The YDA provides students with mentoring, guidance and information on current training and career choices and related training matters like the healthier dancer programme. Each dancer has their own Individual Training Plan based upon their own goals, training needs and aspirations.

INFORMATION PACK 2017/18

COURSE FEES

The YDA is supported by the Department for Education via means tested bursaries. For those who qualify - training is FREE or subsidised read more

CAREER PATHWAYS OF YDA STUDENTS

Past students have gone on to train at some of the UK's top vocational schools and dance conservatoires including:

  • Arts Educational
  • Bird College
  • Bodyworks Performing Arts College
  • Central School of Ballet
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance
  • Laine Theatre Arts
  • London Contemporary Dance School at The Place
  • London Studio Centre
  • Millennium Performing Arts
  • National Centre for Circus Arts
  • Northern Ballet School
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Rambert School
  • Royal Ballet (Upper School)
  • SLP College of Performing Arts
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