National Youth Dance Company is holding free experience workshops across the country.

Experience Workshops are a chance to see what life is like for an NYDC dancer. The workshops are a great opportunity to meet members of the company, ask questions and get advice on dance training and career pathways.

What you need to know

Experience Workshops take place from May to July each year. You will take part in company class, learn repertoire from NYDC productions and take part in creative tasks.

Experience Workshops can also be used as an opportunity to be considered for a place in the company. A selection of dancers will be invited to attend a final workshop at Sadler’s Wells in London later in the year. After the final workshop, 30 dancers from across England are invited to join the company.

Experience Workshops are open to dancers from all backgrounds and abilities, with experience in any dance style. There is no cost to attend the workshops but places must be pre-booked.

Booking deadline is Monday 15 May 2017.

There are a few criteria that are essential to be able to book a place at an Experience Workshop:

You are NOT currently enrolled on a full time vocational dance course, and are not planning to be from September 2017- August 2018.

You are aged between 16 – 18* or up to the age of 24 if you are deaf or disabled.


The Experience Workshops are fully inclusive and are open to deaf or disabled dancers aged 16 – 24. Please contact for further information.

Please note that support during the booking process is available to dancers with particular access needs.

Do contact us if you wish to discuss this further.


For the full list of dates, please visit the NYDC Experience Workshops page here >>>


Download the booking form here >>> 

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