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The Dance Network Association has a strong passion for supporting the growth of dance provision in youth settings. We provide opportunities for schools to immerse themselves into dance with our Bespoke Programmes and 1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers project (please see the menu under 'Dance with us' for more information). However, we also encourage dance within the community and bringing further opportunities to the youth of Essex. See below for what we provide and how to get involved!

We have two programmes of activity for Young People these are
After School Youth Dance Clubs - for more information click here
Our Youth Dance Companies - for more information continue to read below
Contemporary dance and Performance Programmes for Young People:
Dance Station & Young Professionals working in partnership with
Colchester Sixth Form Performing Arts and Dance team.  


Working with the support of Colchester Sixth Form we help young people to develop their contemporary dance technique and performance skills. From September 2019, we are delighted to be running two companies to support dancers at different stages of their training.

Please apply by application, and be aware of a commitment and passion for dance and performance is a must!


Dancers: To apply for one of our companies, please download and complete the application form below, and return it to us using the contact details on the form:

Please note we are still accepting applications as we still have spaces on the programme


Schools: If you're a school please help us promote your county companies by downloading the poster below and sticking them up around your school to signpost students:




Dance Station (10 - 16 years)

We welcome applications from young people with a disability, up to 19 years old.


Following the ISTD Contemporary dance syllabus, this company is a fantastic base for young people to begin their training or spark their interest in contemporary technique, and take part in local performance opportunities.


When: Wednesdays, 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: Colchester Sixth Form, North Hill, Colchester CO1 1SN

Cost: £195 for the year (equating to three payments of £65 per term)



Young Professionals (15 - 19 years)

We welcome applications from young people with a disability, up to 26 years old.


This is an opportunity to be part of a contemporary
dance-based performance company, with sessions delivered by professional dance artists. The company will also take part in regular workshops and intensives from guest artists and professional companies.

No audition necessary please apply above


When: Wednesdays, 18:00-19:30

Where: Colchester Sixth Form, North Hill, Colchester CO1 1SN

Cost: £270 for the year (equating to three payments of £90 per term) - this includes additional intensives and workshops.





Worried about cost? 


With thanks to our partners at Active Essex we are able to offer full bursary or a reduced fee dependant on circumstance. Please contact Gemma Wright to discuss your needs.