Post image for Burst


Friday 5 May, 7.30pm
Box Office 0113 243 8765
or book securely online here
Tickets £8.00, concessions £6.00

Celebrating our thriving student dance population, this unique evening showcases some of the most promising new graduates ready to unleash their creative energy on the professional stage.

Experience the diverse talent being nurtured in higher education, with its wit, passion and intelligence.



Previous Burst showcases have included work from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Edge Hill University, Leeds Beckett University, De Nada Dance Theatre and the North West graduate company 12 Degrees North, amongst many others.


We are looking for pieces that are:

  • Choreographed by degree level students, post-graduate students, or recent graduates (graduates who have graduated within the last 12 months)
  • 10-15 minutes max in duration
  • Technically simple and adaptable to quick turnarounds
  • Self-supporting in terms of props/set/equipment and technology beyond the provision of Yorkshire Dance

We are also looking for dance films which also fit the above criteria (where applicable).

Please download an application form and e-mail it, along with a video/online link to a video of the work, to before noon on Monday 27 March.

Burst Application Form 2017

Applications which do not have a video attached/have not previously been seen by a member of Yorkshire Dance will not be considered.

If you would like someone from Yorkshire Dance to come and view the work in person as part of your application, please contact:

All eligible proposals will be considered by Yorkshire Dance. Short listing of work for inclusion will be on the basis of suitability to the artistic parameters of the event, and on technical and logistical feasibility.

Applicants will be informed on the results of their application on Monday 3 April. If you have not been contacted by a member of staff before this point, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please direct any questions about the application to