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Choreographers confirmed for Connections 2016 - YDance

Connections Choreographers

YDance has today confirmed the 8 choreographers who will work with up to 250 young dancers participating in the three-day intensive development event – YDance Routes Connections Weekend.


Connections weekend is a really fun dance development opportunity for youth dance groups, of all dance styles, from across Scotland.  Groups come together for three days to take part in different dance and choreographic workshops, share their own work and create and perform a new dance piece.


The choreographers confirmed to work with the youth dance groups are Leanne Dobbie, Zoie Golding, Alan Greig, Rachel Johnson, Rosie Kay, Anthony Lo-Giudice, Rachael O’Neill and Tamsyn Russell.

What’s Involved

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

  • Take part in different dance workshops over three days
  • Get to work with choreographers specializing in different dance styles
  • Learn how different choreographers have different methods of creating movement and teaching
  • Develop dance technique and creative moment skills
  • Choreographic workshop during which participants work with a choreographer to create a new dance piece to be performed at the end of the weekend
  • The chance to develop your group and group members performance skills
  • Youth dance groups get the chance to share their own work

Lunch and dinner is provided and in the evening there is a small party to allow participants to get to know each other, make friends and share their own work.


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

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October 2016.

Get Involved

Applications will close on Friday 16 September 2016.

Please note spaces are limited and so bookings are on a first come first served basis.  Groups are limited to maximum 15 participants.

Apply now


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

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