Centre for Advanced Training

WHAT IS THE CAT?

WE TRAIN / WE PERFORM

The Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) offers high-quality training to young people aged 10 – 18 years with exceptional talent and potential in dance. The CAT is part of a national programme supported by the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

We highly recommend that you come along to a Taster Workshop and/or an Open Day before you apply – find out more about our upcoming events.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted from young people aged 10-16 years on point of entry in September from the East of England from all backgrounds.

BOYS AT THE CAT

The DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training is committed to encouraging more male-identifying students to get involved in dance. Find out how you can get involved.

PROGRESSION & CAREERS

STUDENT STORIES

Hear some of our very own students – past and present – talk about their experiences at the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training.

FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to our frequently asked questions here. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email CAT@danceeast.co.uk

FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, YOUTH GROUPS AND DANCE SCHOOLS

WORKSHOPS

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.

Costs and Funding

GRANTS / TRAVEL AND DANCEWEAR

It’s really important that there are no financial barriers to accessing the CAT, therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme.

Meet the Team

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

National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance

The DanceEast CAT is one the National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or would like any more information about the DanceEast CAT, please contact a member of the DanceEast team.

Term Dates

On this page you will find the DanceEast CAT term dates  – please keep in mind these dates are subject to change.

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 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 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.

Click here to view our interactive digital prospectus.

CAT@danceeast.co.uk | 01473 295234

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