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Fresh is our annual showcase of high quality youth dance from across Yorkshire, and part of U.Dance National Festival, a national celebration of performance by young people.

Fresh offers an exciting opportunity for your group to perform at the regional youth dance platform, Fresh, and be in with a chance of representing the region at national U.Dance Festival. Fresh is fully inclusive and we promote diversity, so we warmly welcome applications from youth dance groups working with young disabled dancers, all different styles of dance and groups from anywhere across Yorkshire.

Applications are now being accepted for Fresh 2017 on Saturday 1 April at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.

This year we are working in partnership with the regional dance development network to try to increase the number of applicants from areas such as South Yorkshire, Hull and the Humber. We are therefore visiting sub-regional showcases to see as much live work as possible in the lead up to Fresh. Therefore this year as well as being able to apply by sending in film footage of your group’s piece, there is the option to perform at a showcase.


Download the application form

Send in an application by the Fri 16 December 2016 to Yorkshire Dance, then…

a) Send in film footage of your piece to Yorkshire Dance by Fri 27 January.
b) Perform at a showcase in your area in January 2017.

The showcases only have a limited number of places and so will work on a first come first served basis. The dates of the showcases are as follows:

Baths Hall in Scunthorpe – Wednesday 25 January 2017
Horizon College in Barnsley - Sunday 29 January
Hull Truck Theatre – Sunday 29 January

Please note that these sub-regional showcases will prioritise groups from South Yorkshire, Hull and the Humber. However, If you would like your group to perform as a guest at one of these, please detail this on your application form.

Why not take a look at our previous Fresh events…?