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Booking open for Connections Weekend - YDance - YDance

Booking open for Connections Weekend

Booking is now open for the three-day intensive event – YDance Routes Connections Weekend.


Connections weekend is a fun dance opportunity for youth dance groups and individuals, of all dance styles, from across Scotland.  Dancers come together for three days to take part in different dance and choreographic workshops, and create and perform a new dance piece. Group dancers must be aged between 12 and 21, and individual dancers must be aged between 14 and 21.

NEW FOR 2017!

For the first time, there is no maximum number of people allowed in a group. If you are part of a large dance group, no worries – everyone can come!

For the first time, you will also be able to choose your own route at Connections to give you a super exciting dance journey over the three days.

The Friday will be taster sessions for all and then you will be given the opportunity to choose which of two routes you would like to follow for the Saturday and Sunday:

The Blue Route – The Choreographic Pathway – work intensively with one of three fabulous choreographers to experience their choreographic style and create a short piece.

The Red Route – The Taster Trail – Take part in back-to-back fun dance classes in many different styles. Have a go at swing, jive, contemporary, Hip Hop, to name a few!

Which route will you choose?


Details of the choreographers will be released soon. Previous choreographers who have taught at YDance Routes Connections include Alan Grieg, Rosie Kay, Tamsyn Russell, Leeanne Dobbie, Zoie Golding, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Jack Webb, Emma Park, Tess Letham, Avant Garde, Urbaniks, Adam Rutherford, Ashley Jack, Southpaw, Marc Brew and Rob Heaslip.

What’s Involved

Applications for Connections are open to all youth dance groups and individuals, of all dance styles and abilities.  The weekend will involve the following –

Take part in different dance workshops over three days;

Work with choreographers specialising in different dance styles;

Experience how different choreographers teach and create movement;

Develop your dance technique, creative moment skills and performance quality;

Meet like-minded dancers from across Scotland.

Lunch and dinner is provided on Saturday and lunch is provided on Sunday (included in the price). Saturday evening there is a social activity! More info to follow.


Connections will take place at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), 350 W Granton Rd, Edinburgh, EH5 1QE.

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October, 2017.

Friday – 5pm – 8:45pm

Saturday- 9:30am – 8:30pm

Sunday- 9:30am – 3:00pm


Only £20 per person for the whole weekend! Includes lunch and dinner on the Saturday, and lunch on the Sunday.

Get Involved

Applications will close on Friday 13th October, 2017.

Please note spaces are limited and so bookings are on a first come first served basis.

Apply now as an individual – click here

Apply now as a group – click here


If you have any questions about the Connections weekend or the application process please contact Lauren@ydance.org

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