It is highly recommended that all applicants attend a Taster Workshop and Open Day. Take part in dance workshops, chat with the tutors, listen to a detailed presentation and meet current students and parents.
Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) in Dance identify children with exceptional potential in dance and develop their talent through pioneering programmes, creating and inspiring future generations of world class dancers and choreographers.
Each year students perform in local, regional, national and international venues such as The State Ballet School of Berlin, the Olympic Torch Relay, Royal Opera House, South Bank Centre | Royal Festival Hall, Norwich Theatre Royal and Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
For applicants with little ballet experience, this workshop will you familiarise yourself with positions and vocabulary to dispel any worries you may have.
We offer a range of free workshops in schools throughout the region to inspire students to apply for the scheme.
Hear some of our very own students – past and present – talk about their experiences at the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training.
DanceEast CAT also offers students the opportunity to get involved in incredible projects every year.
Here you will find everything you need to know about the CAT teaching team and the wonderful musicians.
This world class, non-residential dance programme supports and nurtures gifted and talented young people aged 10 – 18 years, who would like to pursue a career in dance.
Funded by the Department for Education the Centre for Advanced Training offers means tested grants to cover many, all, or part of the training.
The scheme has a 100% success rate of graduates continuing dance at conservatoire or university level.
Elsa Urmston, DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training Manager