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NYDW provides first-class training and performance opportunities for some of Wales’ most-talented and committed young dancers. It harnesses the energy and excitement of young peoples’ enthusiasm for dance and dancing, and channels it into a creative, contemporary force that celebrates the very best of Youth Dance in Wales today.

National Youth Dance Wales 2018
In 2018, National Youth Arts Wales worked in partnership with Wales’ national dance company (National Dance Company Wales, or NDCWales) to deliver a professionally-led, intensive training experience to inspire Wales’ most-talented and committed young dancers. In a programme devised by NDC Wales Resident Choreographer, Caroline Finn, and Rehearsal Director, Lee Johnston, our members were given a unique insight into the life of a company dancer, immersed in a professional environment, and given the chance to work with some of the most exciting dance artists working in the UK – and beyond – today.

Our aim is to inspire the next generation of dancers in Wales. We will continue our partnership with NDC Wales in 2019 so that we can curate and deliver a unique residency experience that delivers our ambition for young talent. If you are interested in auditioning for National Youth Dance Wales for 2019, please feel free to contact us at any time so that we can keep you informed as dates are confirmed.

Auditions will take place in a number of locations across Wales in early 2019 and we will be looking for talented young dancers aged 16-22 years who live or were born in Wales and who regularly engage in dance classes through their school/college, private dance school and/or with their local youth dance company.

2019 Residency: Save the Date 

Dates: 27th October – 1st November 2019 (tbc)
Venue: National Dance Company Wales, The Dance House, Cardiff Bay

Pre-residency dates (tbc)

16th-18th August (tbc)

23th-25th August (tbc)

 Further information to be released soon

Audition dates

Further information about auditions to be released soon!