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FABRIC’s Centre for Advance Training (CAT) has worked in partnership with organisations in the Midlands to support youth dance companies across the region.

These companies and classes provide quality provision that focuses on technique, skills and creative processes. Many will also have additional opportunities to be involved in intensive projects and performances.

Each company has its own audition requirements. These youth companies aim to inspire and engage young people with potential in dance and are accessed by current CAT students from that county as a mid-week provision.


East Midlands

Next Door Dance Youth Company, Nottingham

Classes aimed at dancers aged 11 – 18

  • Thursdays 5 – 8.15pm
  • Technique Class: 5.30 – 6.45pm
  • Creative Class: 7 – 8.15pm

iC4C, 2 Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG3 2AR

Auditions for the company are usually held in September but the technique class is open to anyone within the age range. Email Emily Thurston for more information and how to apply.

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Nottingham Contemporary Youth Dance Company, Mansfield

A class aimed at dancers aged 11 – 17

Tuesdays, 6- 8pm

The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NG

For more information and to find out when the next audition will be held, email NCYDC or call 01623 644 377.

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Evolve Youth Dance Company, Lincolnshire

Classes aimed at dancers aged 11 – 19

Thursdays, during term time 4 – 6pm

One NK, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9AX

Email Emma Bouch for more information and how to apply.

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Curve Young Dance Company, Leicester

Thursdays 7 – 9pm

The Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

For further information about the company and future auditions, email Mel Knott

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Next Door Dance Youth Company, Derbyshire

Ages 11 – 18

Wednesdays 6 – 8pm

Holymoorside & Walton Parish, The Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, Derbyshire, S42 7DX

Email Rickay Hewitt-Martin for more information about the company and how to apply.

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Bounceback, Derby

Wedensdays 7:30 – 9pm

Déda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU

Email Danni Chell for more about the company and how to apply.

Core Motion, Northamptonshire

For young people in years 7 – 11

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1QG

For more information, email Shannon Coote.

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West Midlands

ACE Youth New Recruits, Birmingham

A class designed to welcome young people at all levels of dance experience. Young people learn and develop the techniques and foundations of dance in a variety of styles.

From ACE Youth New Recruits, students can be invited to join ACE Youth Company who perform both nationally and internationally and have developed a recognised reputation for producing exciting and physical work, inspiring young people to have freedom of expression through dance and creating some of the very best professional artists of the future.

Classes aimed at dancers aged 14-19

6.30pm -8.00pm every Thursday in term time

54-57 Floodgate St, Deritend, Birmingham B5 5SL

Email for details and to register interest

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Future Shift, Birmingham 

A training programme for young people aged 14-24, with identified disabilities.  

Saturdays, 2:30 – 5:30pm

FABRIC Birmingham, Level 5, Thorp St, B5 4TB 

Please contact to find out more about joining this youth company. 

Linden Youth, Moseley, Birmingham

Classes aimed at dancers aged 11 – 19 years


  • Open Class: 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Company: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Queensbridge School, Queensbridge Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8QB

Please contact Sara at for more information

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Motionhouse Youth Dance Company, Leamington Spa

Classes aimed at dancers aged 11-19

Fridays 7:30 – 9:00pm

Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 3SY,

Participation by audition only. If you’d like to take part or find out more, get in touch with our Creative Learning Dance Artist Camilla by emailing

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Summit Youth Dance Company, Coventry

Classes aimed at dancers aged 14-19

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm

Ascension Dance, Albany Theatre, Butts Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

Participation by annual audition, for more information please contact Lexy Garner

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2-Faced Youth Dance Company,  Hereford

Classes aimed at dancers aged 11-19

Tuesdays 6:15 – 9:15pm

Centre for Movement, The Old Court, Gaol Street, Hereford, HR1 2HU

For further information about the company and future auditions, email

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