Lothian Youth Dance Company: The Story So Far


Lothian Youth Dance Company is Dance Base’s company for 14 – 19 year olds, which was founded in 2016. Created to further dance performance opportunities for young people from across Scotland's capital and the surrounding areas, it was made for talented dancers who aim to further their skills, technique and development.

While LYDC are a relatively new company, they are not short of experience.

In May 2016, members made their debut at Dundee Dance Festival with Tune Yard, choreographed by Scotland / New Zealand dance artist Tamsyn Russell (Go Get 'Em Kid, Hunting Dust).

Adding to their portfolio, LYDC went onto perform in Heads Up: Generations; an eclectic mix of exciting dance artists, which was a special highlight of Dance Base's Festival Fringe Programme in August 2016.

Having recently performed in Moving Stories, an evening of multi-generational dance as part of Luminate: Scotland's creative ageing festival, LYDC have recently continued their close relationship with Dance Base by taking up residency in Autumn 2016.

Working with dancer Claricia Kruithof, they will develop a brand new piece of work for later in the year. To round off 2016, the company will perform in Dance Base’s annual Christmas Shows.

LYDC is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, allowing Dance Base to offer bursary places and opening up dance to young people from diverse backgrounds.

To find out how you can support Dance Base, and the work that the organisation does, head to our Christmas Appeal page.

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