The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) offers high-quality training to young people aged 10 – 18 years with exceptional talent and potential in dance. CAT is part of a national programme supported and developed by the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme.
We highly recommend that you come along to a Taster Workshop and/or an Open Day.
Are you aged 10 – 16 years old and what to join CAT? Find out how you can join.
The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is committed to encouraging more male-identifying students to get involved in dance.
Find answers to our frequently asked questions here. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email CAT@danceeast.co.uk
Hear some of our very own students – past and present – talk about their experiences at the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training.
We offer a range of free workshops for schools, colleges, youth groups and dance schools in key areas throughout the region to inspire students to apply for the DanceEast CAT and to spot any potential talent.
It’s really important that there are no financial barriers to accessing the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the CAT teaching team and the wonderful musicians.
The DanceEast CAT is one of nine National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance.
If you have any questions or would like any more information about the DanceEast CAT, please contact a member of the DanceEast team.
On this page you will find the term dates for 2019 through to summer 2020 – please keep in mind these dates are subject to change.
This world class, non-residential dance programme supports and nurtures gifted and talented young people aged 10 – 18 years who are ready to make a commitment to intensive training in dance.
Supported by the Department for Education, the Centre for Advanced Training offers means tested grants to cover many, all, or part of the training.
Graduates can continue to full-time education, with many of them training at conservatoire or universities to study for degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications in dance.
CAT@danceeast.co.uk | 01473 295234