Tell Us Who We Are – Tickets on sale

An examination of war by the youth of today. A spectacular collaboration from the four National Youth Performing Arts Companies for Festival 2018.

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Generation Dance Festival – Tickets On Sale

Generation Dance Festival – an exciting triple bill for Festival 2018 brought to you by Scottish Ballet and YDance.

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Applications open for NYDCS 2018/2019

Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 National Youth Dance Company of Scotland – the flagship contemporary dance company for Scotland’s exceptional young dancers aged 16 to 21.

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FREE Summer Dance Opportunities

Award in Dance Leadership, Arts Awards and performance – we have a number of FREE dance opportunities available this Summer. Find out how you can get involved.

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Tickets now on sale for the Project Y 2018 Tour

Tickets are now on sale for the Project Y 2018 Tour. Four new works, created in four weeks, by four choreographers and touring four venues across Scotland this July!

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Choreographers announced for Project Y 2018

Four acclaimed choreographers to create new and exhilarating dance works for Project Y 2018.

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Reflections Intergenerational Dance Company – Sign Up

Free intergenerational dance company with a performance opportunity for ages 14 – 21 and 60+ years.

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We’re hiring – Head of Education

Work with us – we are currently recruiting for a new Head of Education.

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Project Y Short Course – Book Now

Booking now open for the week-long Project Y Short Course – a summer dance workshop and performance opportunity for ages 12 to 18.

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Performers required for Community Cast

We are on the look out for volunteers to join the community cast for an exciting performance project this summer.

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YDance’s Caroline scoops National Youth Work Award

Dance Development Officer, Caroline Burnside wins Time to Shine Arts and Creativity Award at YouthLink Scotland’s National Youth Work Awards.

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Granada exchange group 2018

Young dancers selected for Granada dance exchange

14 young dancers will jet off to Spain this month for dance exchange with Cia. Danza Vinculados.

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Inclusive Dance Training Sessions

Moving Forward CPD sessions available for teachers, youth workers, carers or dance artists to enable them to integrate youth dance provision in their local communities.

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Work with us – Trainee Dance Worker

Year-long traineeship opportunity for a young person aged between 21 and 24, based in Scotland (1 year, fixed-term).

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Work with us – Freelance Dance Staff

YDance is seeking freelance dance staff for projects across Scotland.

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Growing Days 2018 Rescheduled – Booking open

Free professional development opportunity for Dance Artists with Attik Dance’s Benjamin Dunks rescheduled. Book your place now.

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In life you get out what you put in and Project Y is no exception to that – Project Y Dancer Blog Part 2

In Part 2 of our Project Y Dancer Blog, we chat to 5-time Project Y Company member Rachel Laird (20) to find out about her experience of the project.

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Project Y made me – Project Y Dancer Blog Part 1

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the Project Y Company? Never fear, we have the answers for you right here in Part 1 of our Project Y Dancer Blog.

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Project Y Performance Course 2018 – Apply Now

Applications open for Project Y 2018 – the 4-week intensive dance training programme for dancers aged 16 to 21.

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Destinations 2018 - Tickets on sale now!

Destinations 2018 line-up announced

Line-up announced for performance showcase YDance Routes Destinations 2018

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Launch 2018: Scotland Conference Kick-Starts Dance Careers

One Dance UK’s day-long conference for dance students and recent graduates comes to Dance Base in Edinburgh this March, in partnership with YDance.

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YDance launches Momentum

YDance launches new project in North Lanarkshire to get young women and girls active.

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Meet the members of NYDCS 2017/2018

YDance officially announces the members of the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland for 2017/2018

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Hothouse Level 1 – Apply Now

Applications are now open for Hothouse – a foundation level choreographic training weekend in February 2018 for ages 15 – 21.

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Destinations 2018 – Apply Now

Calling all dance groups – Destinations 2018 applications now open!

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Connections workshops announced

Find out about what taster sessions and workshops will be on offer at this year’s Connections.

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Choreographers announced for Connections 2017

Three top choreographers have confirmed they will be working with dancers at Connections 2017.

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Booking open for Connections Weekend

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

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YDance launch new dance and disability project

YDance and Indepen-dance launch new dance and disability project, Moving Forward in North Ayrshire, the Western Isles, Falkirk and North Lanarkshire.

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NYDCS 2017/2018 – Applications Open

Applications are now open for all 12 spaces of the 2017/2018 National Youth Dance Company of Scotland.

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NYDCS’s Indian Adventure

In August 2017, NYDCS jetted off to India to perform at the Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata. We show you some highlights from the trip.

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Horizons Open Session – Sign Up

We are seeking young dancers aged 13 to 19, with and without disabilities, to join our integrated youth dance company – Horizons

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NYDCS invited to perform in India

The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland will travel to India this August to perform at the Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata.

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Q&A with Steven Martin – Project Y 17

With the Project Y 2017 Tour opening this week, we talk to choreographer Steven Martin about his career, why he wanted to work with Project Y, and his approach to working on the project.

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Q&A with Alan Greig – Project Y 17

With the Project Y 2017 Tour opening this week, we talk to choreographer Alan Greig about his career, why he wanted to work with Project Y, and his approach to working on the project.

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Project Y Tour 2017 – Book your tickets today!

The Project Y 2017 Tour runs from Wed 2nd to Sat 5th Aug and visits Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Stirling. Book your tickets here.

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Q&A with Hagit Yakira – Project Y 17

With the Project Y 2017 Tour opening this week, we talk to choreographer Hagit Yakira about her career, why she wanted to work with Project Y, and her approach to working on the project.

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Q&A with Theo Clinkard – Project Y 17

With the Project Y 2017 Tour opening this week, we talk to choreographer Theo Clinkard about his career, why he wanted to work with Project Y, and his approach to working on the project.

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Help NYDCS get to India

As part of their 2017 tour, the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland have been invited to perform at the Dance Bridges Festival in Kolkata, India from the 22nd – 29th August, 2017. NYDCS members Katelyn, Jennifer, Andrea, Eleana, Clara, Alex, Antonia, Taylor, Alan, Rachel, Adam and Corrie are carrying out a variety of events […]

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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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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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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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