Workshop Auditions 2024-25

Workshop Auditions 2024-25

We are now seeking young dancers for 2024/25

 

DANCE | TRAIN | PERFORM

 

Lothian Youth Dance Company (LYDC) is Dance Base’s in-house youth dance company for dancers aged 14-21 years. Dance Base is holding workshop auditions this summer to build the next group of company dancers. We will be running two 2-hour workshop auditions for interested dancers to get a taste of the company work. After these two workshop auditions Dance Base will select a group of young people that will join us from September 2024 – August 2025.

 

If you are interested in gaining new skills and confidence in dance technique and performance, come along to our workshop audition to be considered. The workshop audition will cover a contemporary technique class and some creative/choreography tasks. There will also be a chance to ask questions and to find out if LYDC might be something for you.

 

BOOK NOW for a spot in this free workshop audition.

Sunday 9 June 2024 | 11:00- 13:00 | Dance Base, Edinburgh BOOK NOW

Saturday 6 July 2024 | 11:00- 13:00 | Dance Base, Edinburgh BOOK NOW

 

About LYDC

What is LYDC?

Lothian Youth Dance Company (LYDC) is Dance Base’s in-house youth dance company. Each year a group of young dancers meet regularly to train, create and perform together. Company members come from different backgrounds but share a common love and interest for dance and performance that they explore with each other over the course of one year.

 

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who loves dance and wants to expand their dance technique and performance skills.
  • Dancers aged 14-21 years.
  • Dancers based in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

 

What does the company do?

  • Meet at Dance Base one Sunday every month to take part in intensive dance classes and workshops exploring technique and choreography. There is a focus on contemporary dance with additional dance techniques explored according to the group’s interest.
  • Participate in two week-long residencies at Dance Base – one in the October holiday break, and one during the April holiday break. During these residencies the company take part in daily technique class as well as creating a new piece of dance.
  • Throughout the year the company also have the opportunity to perform at various performance platforms.
  • An opportunity to attend dance performances in Edinburgh. In the past, the company have been to see performances by Akram Khan, Rambert, Nederlands Dans Teater (NDT) and various shows at Dance Base’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances.

 

Dates for 2024-25

Sunday sessions, 10:00-16:00

1 September, 29 September, 17 November, 8 December, 19 January, 16 February, 16 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June.

 

Residency weeks, 10:00-16:00 daily

Monday 14 October – Friday 18 October

Monday 7 April – Friday 11 April

 

Performances

Dates tbc

 

Cost

£360 for one year (this can be split over 3 instalments)

 

Funded bursary places are available. If the fees would be a barrier to take part, you will be eligible for a bursary place. We encourage everyone interested in this opportunity to apply. If you’d like to have a chat about the bursary option, please get in contact with mc.laffitte@dancebase.co.uk.

 

 

How do I take part?

Join one of our workshop auditions this summer to experience the company work and to be considered for next year.

 

Workshop audition dates

Sunday 9 June 2024 | 11:00- 13:00 | Dance Base, Edinburgh BOOK NOW

Saturday 6 July 2024 | 11:00- 13:00 | Dance Base, Edinburgh BOOK NOW

 

 

Questions

If you’d like to talk to us about LYDC, please contact mc.laffitte@dancebase.co.uk.

 

Equally, if you require this information in an alternative format or have access requirements we need to meet to support you in taking part, please contact mc.laffitte@dancebase.co.uk.