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 South West for 18 – 25 year olds.

COAST Youth Dance

COAST Youth Dance is the place to be for young people aged 14 – 19 years who are wanting to take their dance training to the next level.

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For young people aged 18 – 25 years who are curious to create and choreograph, Young Choreographers South West is an exciting residential programme delivered in both Dartington and Bournemouth.

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