about PYDC

Preston Youth Dance Company was initially founded in 2012 to offer young dancers in Preston the chance to develop their skills and open doors to future career opportunities in the dance sector.

PYDC are a performance company aged 11 – 19 years, consisting of talented dancers from across Preston and the surrounding areas. Dancers create high-quality choreographic work in a collaborative way, injecting their own unique personalities, styles and experiences to make genuine and relatable performance work for their audiences. Our approach enables the Company to be a voice for Youth and the Arts in our area, empowering them to tell their story!

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PYDC is proud to be a Resident Company of UCLan Dance, based at the University of Central Lancashire.

how do I join?

Preston Youth Dance Company are currently open for auditions!

Preston Youth Dance Company are currently accepting registrations for our next audition on Thursday 8th July 2021, 5pm – 6.30pm which will take place via Zoom.

audition & selection

The dancers are selected through an annual audition in July ready for the following academic year. The audition takes the format of a technique class including a series of creative tasks and sharings. No advance preparation is needed. Everyone that registers a place is able to attend the audition and we strive to be open and inclusive throughout the process.


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