On Saturday 25 April 2015, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse hosted a night of youth dance performances by talented and inspiring dancers from across Yorkshire.
Fresh is our annual showcase of youth dance from across Yorkshire, and part of U.Dance, Youth Dance England’s national celebration of performance by young people.
Each year, companies from regional showcases like Fresh are selected to perform at the final U.Dance showcase, which takes place in a difference city every year. This year’s U.Dance festival is in Plymouth, and we are delighted to announce that the three youth dance companies from Yorkshire who were selected at Fresh are Atmosphere Youth Dance Company, North Lindsey Dancers and DAZL Male Youth Dance Company.
We received nearly 50 applications from youth dance companies across the region. A panel of independent dance experts were gathered to make a selection from them, and groups chosen to perform at Fresh 2015 were:
West Yorkshire Playhouse Quarry Theatre, 7.30pm:
DAZL Male Youth Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre Senior, Yorkshire Dance Youth, Atmosphere Youth Dance Company, Yorkshire Young Dancers Centre For Advanced Training (all from Leeds), Dance United Yorkshire Performance Company (Bradford), The Kingsmill Fitness Express (Beverley), 412 Dance Theatre (Castleford), North Lindsey Dancers (Scunthorpe), North Yorkshire Dance (Pool in Wharfedale), Rodillian, Momentum (Wakefield)
West Yorkshire Playhouse foyer, 6pm-7pm:
Junior Frood, RJC Youth Dance Company, Me2 (Leeds), St Wilfrid Dance Company (Pontefract), Street Kingz (Barnsley), SAA-uk Youth Dancers
Yorkshire Dance, 4.45pm – 6pm:
DAZL Youth Company, Yorkshire Dance Street Crew (Leeds), REBUZZ, NLSPA (Rotherham), 412 Dance Theatre (Castleford), Fresh Energy (Doncaster), Hull Dance Youth Company (Hull), St John Fisher Dance Company (Harrogate)
The whole day was a fantastic success, and much fun was had by all involved. Click here, for a review of Fresh 2015, by The State of The Arts Magazine.
U.Dance is Youth Dance England‘s main vehicle to support and champion the great work that goes on around the country that results in performance opportunities for children and young people.
This year we are working once again in collaboration with Youth Dance England, with the exciting opportunity for your group to apply to perform at YDE’s national U.Dance event in Plymouth; a four day extravaganza which will take place from 22-25 July 2015. Further details can be found at www.u-dance.org
This year U.Dance 2015 will have a spotlight on integrated and disability dance.
Find out more about Fresh 2014 here
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