Centre for Advanced Training


Fill in an online form or submit a paper form (attached to the prospectus).

FREE Taster Workshops & Open Day

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.


There are two stages of auditions. Find out more about the audition process here.

Centres for Advanced Training in Dance

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.

The Facts

Find out the facts and if the DanceEast CAT is right for you.

We Perform

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.

We train

See what a typical day of CAT training is like with Level 4 student Rebecca, aged 15.

Pre-Audition Ballet Workshop

For applicants with little ballet experience, this workshop will you familiarise yourself with positions and vocabulary to dispel any worries you may have.

Dance Schools & Mainstream Education Workshops

We offer a range of free workshops in schools throughout the region to inspire students to apply for the scheme.


Want to know more? See our frequently asked questions section to get more information.

Costs and Funding

Find out more about costs involved and grants available.

Student Stories

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.

Meet the Team

Here you will find everything you need to know about the CAT teaching team and the wonderful musicians.

DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training

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.



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