Advance Youth Dance Company

Advance Youth Dance Company LogoAdvance Youth Dance Company is a new training opportunity for young dancers (14 – 19 years) from Torfaen, Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr, RCT and the Vale of Glamorgan.


  • is a year-long programme of monthly training days
  • is open to young dancers who are already actively engaged with dance in any style (eg. ballet, contemporary, modern, urban styles)
  • is open to young dancers, 14 – 19 years
  • will focus on contemporary dance technique and skills
  • will select up to 20 young dancers •must be in addition to members regular activity and involvement with local dance classes and youth groups
  • commenced in May 2013

It is hoped that, with the benefit of this additional training opportunity, young dancers may gain future access to the NYDW Step Up development programme and/or to the NYDW Company and ‘Perform for Wales’.

What is contemporary dance technique? And what else is involved?

It’s a series of dance exercises that strengthen and develop the body for dancing – focusing on alignment, body-awareness, breathing, control, posture – all with the aim of improving and enhancing dance in performance. It’s a basis upon which the dancer develops the skills, strength and tools for dancing and performing.

For details about the next round of auditions contact 029 20265 060 or email (with ‘aDvance’ in the subject line), with your name, address, telephone number and mobile number, email address and date of birth.

This programme is a partnership between seven UAs and National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW), with funds from the participating authorities and Arts Council of Wales.

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Arts Development

Tel: 01633 628968


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