Fresh 2015 (c) Brian Slater


Part of U.Dance 2015FRESH 2015
part of U.Dance 2015

Showcasing the best youth dance in Yorkshire!

We are delighted to announce that the two youth dance companies being put forward for U.Dance are Atmosphere Youth Dance Company with ‘The Wolf’ and  DAZL Male Youth Dance Company with ’Contaminated’.

On Saturday 25 April, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Playhouse will host a night of youth dance performances by talented and inspiring dancers from across Yorkshire.

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 here’s what they’ve decided.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Quarry Theatre, 7.30pm (tickets required):
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 (FREE, no tickets required):
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 (tickets required):
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)


We are working to ensure that both Fresh 2015 and U.Dance 2015 are inclusive and fully accessible to all young dancers and so this year U.Dance 2015 will have a spotlight on integrated and disability dance.

U.Dance 2015

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


Here’s a flavour of Fresh 2014…

Find out more about Fresh 2014 here


Find out how YOU could be involved with Youth Dance England…