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About Dorset Youth Dance

Dorset Youth Dance (DYD) is a county-wide youth dance company offering high quality dance experiences for young people who have a real passion and enthusiasm for dance and want to take that extra leap in training.

Focusing on contemporary dance, the company offers classes at three levels.

Company 1 members (aged 7-11) can expect to learn contemporary dance through creative exercises, preparing the young people for the more technical training of the Company 2 class.

Company 2 members (aged 12-18) can expect to be supported and nurtured through creative and technical contemporary training to become a more confident performer, ready for the next stage.

Company 3 members (aged 14-25) can expect to be challenged at an advanced level, demonstrating professionalism in performance in preparation for further stages of dance training. Company 3 is by invite only.

The young dancers are lucky to be lead by inspiring and renowned former Motionhouse dance artist and youth dance leader, Claire Benson.

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