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 in dance with our Bespoke Programmes and 1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers project. 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!

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Youth Dance (10 - 19 years)

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


Class of two halves.


The first 45 minutes of our classes really ground young people in technical training following the ISTD Contemporary dance syllabus delivered by our Dance Development Artist Karen Pratt and the second 45 minutes is an opportunity to co-create performance project pieces delivered by professional dance artists.

If you choose to take part in the whole class each week you will also have the opportunity to take part in regular workshops and intensives from guest artists and professional companies and have the opportunity to perform your work countywide, regionally and even nationally. 

Take part in our free taster sessions in the lead up to weekly classes.

Three taster sessions available in different locations of Colchester, You are welcome to attend one class or all classes! 

Time of sessions: 4:30 - 5:30PM 

Dates and venue details: 

Wednesday 21 October 2020 at Firstsite High Street Colchester CO1 1JH 

Wednesday 11 November 2020 at St Anne's Community Hall, Harwich Road CO4 3DH 

December  Date|Venue TBC 

Email to sign up to come to a FREE TASTER SESSION! 


Classes will begin January 2021. 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00

Venue: TBC - Colchester Venue chosen based on location of the taster dancers 

Cost: £90.00 per term full 1.5 hours session 

OR just technique class £65.00 per term

10% off your first terms fees and a free t-shirt if you sign up on or before 20th December 2020

© 2015-2020 The Dance Network Association CIC, Company Number 09866120.


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