PRESTON YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
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. The company has been growing and expanding ever since into a youth-led initiative thats supports young people to be creative, share their thoughts and make super awesome, high-quality performance work!
PYDC supports young people aged 11-19 years to develop their dance technique and creative practice, producing high quality performance work. The company holds an annual audition to recruit new members and aims to engage people from all backgrounds and levels of dance experience; we aim to keep costs to a minimum for those involved, to ensure everyone has access to the very best dance provision we can offer.
PYDC invite nationally-renowned Choreographers and Companies to deliver workshops or produce work for the young dancers to help inspire them further.
In 2016, the company were successfully chosen as 1 of 3 youth groups from the North West to represent the area at the UDance National Festival!
Each year PYDC take part in local and regional performances in theatres and outdoor locations such as UDance and Big Up North and get involved in exciting projects such as the Schools Tour which took place in 2017 and 2018, touring their Body Image piece entitled 'You are not defined by numbers' around schools across Lancashire to deliver a workshop and performance package to inspire other young people to feel empowered.
PYDC are also proud to be a resident dance company of UCLan Dance.
Follow PYDC's antics on Instagram and Twitter - @PrestonYDC