For children and young people, dance can be transformative: watching it can be a gateway to another world, taking part in it can act as a method of non-verbal communication and performing it can be empowering and life affirming.  

This section is dedicated to our talent development strands where you can find out more about our resident youth dance company COAST Youth Dance Company for 14 – 19 years and our regional choreographic programme Young Choreographers for 18 – 25-year-olds. 

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COAST Youth Dance

If you’re looking to advance your dance training, perform professional work regularly and make incredible friends then COAST is for you.  

COAST Youth Dance Company is our resident company for dancers aged 14 – 19 years (up to 25 years for young people with disabilities) from across Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and surrounding areas.

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Young Choreographers

Young Choreographers is an exciting programme for young people aged 18 – 25 years who are interested in developing their artistic voice, learning from others & may be thinking of pursuing a career as a choreographer.  

We want to nurture the next generation of choreographic talent. 

In 2023-2024, our Young Choreographers cohort will dance in our beautiful seaside studios at our venue in Bournemouth, working alongside & being mentored by Sadé from Alleyne Dance. 

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