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FABRIC’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is a dedicated part-time training programme, created to nurture and support talented young people aged 11-18 years in either Contemporary or South Asian dance styles.

The scheme helps identify and assist aspiring young dancers, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class training opportunities preparing them for potential careers in dance.

FABRIC hosts 3 strands for the National Centres for Advanced Training (CAT) in dance:

  • Contemporary styles – for young people based in the East Midlands
  • Contemporary styles – for young people based in the West Midlands
  • South Asian styles (Yuva Gati) – for young people from throughout the UK

The National Dance CATs are supported through the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme. Each CAT operates from a host organisation that is recognised for their excellence and commitment to the arts.

In addition to our Centre for Advanced training programmes, we are committed to offering high-quality dance experiences from an early age. See the below for what we have on offer.

Join our Centre for Advanced Training

Learn more about our Centre for Advanced Training

Find out more about CAT through our Frequently asked questions, films and alumni stories

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