We are one of the National Centres for Advanced Training in Dance. Through cutting edge dance programmes of educational and artistic excellence, the nationwide programme aims to develop, create and inspire the next generation of dance artists, choreographers and leaders. The CATs provide highly specialised training; whereby young people are cultivated at a critical stage in their development to prepare them for entry into the world’s leading vocational and higher education institutions and on to successful and rewarding careers.
Supported through the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme, the CATs operate from host organisations recognised for their excellence and commitment to the arts and vocational training.
THE NATIONAL CENTRES FOR ADVANCED TRAINING IN DANCE ARE:
• Dance4 | Nottingham
• Dance City | Newcastle
• DanceEast | Ipswich
• DanceXchange | Birmingham
• National Centre for Circus Arts | London
• Northern Ballet Academy | Leeds
• Northern School of Contemporary Dance | Leeds
• Swindon Dance | Exeter and Swindon
• The Lowry | Salford, Manchester
• The Place | London
• Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance CAT | London.
The National CAT Partnership allows students to work together on national projects and initiatives, meeting peers from across the country.
The Music CAT for the East of England, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, is based at Snape Maltings, Suﬀolk. For more information call 01728 687115 or click here.