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.
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.
Applications are accepted from young people aged 10-16 years on point of entry in September from the East of England from all backgrounds.
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.
Hear some of our very own students – past and present – talk about their experiences at the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training.
Find answers to our frequently asked questions here. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email CAT@danceeast.co.uk
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 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 the 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 DanceEast CAT term dates – 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 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