Dance Conference 2017 – FULLY BOOKED

Scotland’s Dancing: What’s your move? Dance Conference 2017 – Fully booked.  A new dance conference for Scotland’s school teachers, dancers, dance artists and students is launched today by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) – the national dance organisation for young people in Scotland. The new conference titled Scotland’s Dancing: What’s […]

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LIMITED OFFER – School Workshop Spring Sale

For a limited time only we are offering a massive 50% off tailor-made dance workshops for Primary and Secondary Schools. To take advantage of this offer, workshops must be booked and delivered by 30th June, 2017. Click here for more information.

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APPLY NOW – Project Y Short Course 2017

Applications are now open for the Project Y Short Course 2017. The week-long summer dance workshop and performance opportunity for 12 to 18 year olds will be held at Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen from Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2017, with a performance at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival on the evening […]

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Renfrewshire primary school pupils showcase their dance skills

Pupils from eight primary schools across Renfrewshire performed to a packed house at Johnstone Town Hall last Thursday to show their support for Paisley’s UK City of Culture bid as part of the YDance project Look Up, Look Under, Look Out.  The project, run by YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) in partnership with Paisley2021, has aimed […]

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Let’s Dance Exhibition Launch

On Friday 31st March, YDance launched it’s Let’s Dance Exhibition at Tramway, Glasgow. The exhibition – a celebration of the Let’s Dance European project – runs until Sunday 9th April 2017, and showcases photos and film footage from workshops, exchanges and performances taken over the past 18 months. Let’s Dance is a community dance project […]

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Destinations 2017 Performance Line-Up Revealed

14 youth dance groups from across the country selected to perform alongside the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland at Destinations 2017.  YDance Routes Destinations is an annual showcase of the best youth dance companies from across Scotland. The event, held this year at Tramway, Glasgow on Saturday 4th March, brings together national youth dance […]

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Young dancers from Scotland dazzle London crowds at Glasgow 2018 launch event

Five young dancers from Scotland took to the stage in front of some of the UK’s top sports journalists at a recent lunch event for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships at Altitude London. YDance, the national youth dance organisation for young people in Scotland, were invited to perform at the event and dancers Clara Cowen, […]

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Minister for Public Health and Sport gets Active with YDance

Aileen Campbell visits Duncanrig Secondary School to see the benefits of the YDance Active project.    Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, visited Duncanrig Secondary School in East Kilbride on Friday to witness first-hand the benefits the YDance Active project is having on getting more teenage girls physically active through dance. Established in […]

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Horizons visit Granada as part of Let’s Dance

YDance’s inclusive young dance company Horizons visit Granada as part of the Let’s Dance European Dance Project.    Five young dancers from Scotland will fly to Granada, Spain, this week to take part in a week-long exchange programme as part of Let’s Dance Europe – a European community dance project offering young people and other […]

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YDance launches Shake It Up in Primary schools

YDance project, Shake It Up, aims to raise attainment for over 2000 Primary school children from 12 schools in four areas of deprivation over a four year programme.    YDance will receive £298,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to run Shake It Up, which is based on YDance’s experience of the Arts Across the Curriculum […]

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YDance launches project as part of Paisley2021 bid

YDance project Look Up, Look Under, Look Out gets underway in eight primary schools in Renfrewshire The 12-week project aims to develop children’s creative dance skills and engage their imagination to enable them to explore the history of the architectural wonders that lie in their communities, and to express this through dance. Look Up, Look […]

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YDance Routes Growing Day

Sign up now for this fantastic training opportunity for Dance Leaders.

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Connections Choreographers

Choreographers confirmed for YDance Routes Connections weekend.

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Dance Artist In Education

YDance is seeking two Dance Artists in Education to deliver the Shake It Up project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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Rave Reviews for Project Y

The 2016 Project Y Tour is underway and has received rave reviews from leading contemporary dance choreographers

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Company Auditions this September

Applications are now open for the 2016/2017 National Youth Dance Company of Scotland.

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Hothouse Applications Open

Delivered in partnership with Scottish Ballet for aspiring young choreographers aged 14 to 18 to develop their choreographic skills.

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Choreographers Wanted

YDance is seeking 8 inspiring Choreographers for the YDance Routes Connections weekend in October 2016. Apply now.

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE: Project Y 2016

Project Y returns for the 2016 tour visiting Glasgow, Greenock, Aberdeen & Stirling this August.

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We’re Hiring

YDance is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our Glasgow based team. Deadline for applications is Friday 1 July 2016. Interviews w/c 11 July 2016.

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APPLY NOW – Project Y Foundation Course

An opportunity for dancers aged 12 to 18 to develop their choreographic ideas, dance technique & performance skills.

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National Youth Dance Company of Scotland Take Off for Australia

A two-week exchange & performance opportunity.

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FREE Professional Development Training with Kerry Nicholls

Dance Artists/Leaders

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New Trailer Released for NYDCS 2016

Maelstrom: The new piece by the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland

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National Youth Dance Performance Line-up Revealed

Groups performing at Destinations announced.

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YDance & Virgin Trains win International Award

YDance and Virgin Trains win at the Arts and Business Scotland Awards 2015

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Vincent Dance Theatre Audition Workshop

Paid performance opportunity for 16 to 25 year olds

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Project Y 2016 Choreographers Announced

Choreographers announced to work with the 2016 Project Y Company. Apply now.

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Career-long Professional Learning for Early Years & Primary Teachers

Upcoming opportunities

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YDance Joins Partners to Launch European Project

A new community dance project delivered in Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland & Spain.

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YDance announce two selected for mentorship

Sara Kemal and Samuel Burkett will be mentored by Kerry Nicholls in 2016

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YDance Active Dance Leader Accepts Award

YDance Active participant awarded for outstanding contribution to dance leadership.

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Project Y 2016 Applications Open

Auditions will be held in the New Year for the 2016 Project Y Company. Apply now.

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Youth Dance Groups in Scotland, Apply Now

2016 YDance Routes Destinations applications now open

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Marion North Mentoring Awards

YDance Artistic Director to sit on the panel at Tramway.

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Work With Us

YDance is seeking a Marketing Assistant and a Fundraising Officer to join our busy team. Read more and apply now.

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Auditions for Scotland’s young contemporary dancers

NYDCS auditions.

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NYDCS Performance at Sadler’s Wells

National Youth Dance Company of Scotland perform at Sadler’s Wells.

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South Africa Trip

YDance Artistic Director travels to South Africa to research a performance opportunity for NYDCS

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Jump In Glasgow & North Ayrshire

Jump In kicks off in both Glasgow and North Ayrshire

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Inspiring City Awards 2015

YDance nominated for a Legacy Award in the Inspiring City Awards 2015

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New Postgraduate Course

A new Postgraduate Course in Effective Teaching and Learning in 3 – 14 Dance

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2015 World Gymnastics Championships

YDance is the official dance organisation of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships

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YDance Shortlisted for Charity of the Year

YDance shortlisted in the Scottish Charity Awards

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BBC Performing Arts Fund

YDance awarded by the BBC Performance Arts Fund (PAF)

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