Dorset Youth Dance Company Class (DYDC) - skills sessions for young people

Dorset Youth Dance Company Class (DYDC)

Activate are launching a new set of youth dance opportunities for young people in Dorset. 

The aim of the classes is to develop and expand the existing skills, expertise and experiences that young dancers already have.

The class will act as a feed into a brand new youth company that will launch at the end of the year.

Both the class and the company will support the good work already achieved in school and private dance schools.


What is the offer?

DYDC classes will focus on developing technical, interpretative and performance skills. The class will have the opportunity to work with a professional choreographer and create a performance to share.

The programme for the new term:

  • 25th April - 28th June -   10 sessions  each comprising a 1.5 hour technique and creative workshop 
  • Week Commencing 27th June - Sharing of creative work (date and venue tbc)

Who is it for?

DYDC class is currently aimed at 14 - 21 year olds. However we are looking to expand the offer to 11 - 25 year olds with the company class feeding into the new dance company in the Autumn

When does it take place?


Tuesdays 5.00pm - 6.30pm


Dance Studio, Weymouth College, Cranford Ave, Weymouth DT4 7LQ

How much?

There is a small charge. 

Bursaries available to students on a case-by-case request.

Why take part?

Joining the DYDC class allows participants to:

  •  broaden existing repertoire
  •  gain extra performance opportunities regionally and nationally
  •  work with professionals in the arts industry
  •  gain additional personal and transferable life skills
  •  enjoy extra support and guidance towards a career in the arts


If you have any questions, please contact Michaela Shaw: 01305 260954 or by


Michaela Shaw (Producer specialising in Youth Dance and Diversity)

Age suitability: 
Schedule info: 
every week
Cranford Avenue
Phone: 01305 260954