NDCWales Young Associates provides inspirational contemporary dance training for young Welsh or Wales based dancers aged 14-21. Sessions run on Sundays during Welsh school terms from 10:30am – 2.00pm with some additional workshop days. Sessions are taught by the Engagement Dance Artist, NDCWales Company Dancers and guest artists.
For over a decade, National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) has been nurturing and developing some of the most talented dancers from across the nation. Former NDCWales Young Associates have gone on to train at Trinity Laban, Rambert, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London School of Contemporary Dance, Tring Park, Bird College and more. Some have even returned to us as Professional Placement Students and Company Dancers.
Based at the Dance House, Cardiff, the home of NDCWales, our Young Associates follow a programme created by our Artistic team which includes our Artistic Director, Matthew Robinson, and our Engagement Dance Artist who oversees and provides feedback and support during the programme. The programme focuses on improving creative and technical skills in contemporary dance, along with developing work for performance.
We have a limited number of places available and successful applicants are chosen through a FREE workshop audition in the form of a contemporary technique class where dancers can show their skills, creativity and potential.
We welcome young dancers from a range of dance backgrounds. If you're interested and passionate about dance, whatever your experience, we'll support you to apply.