Manchester youth dance company, Chameleon Youth, is currently recruiting new members with free taster sessions in June ahead of open auditions to join the company.

The dance company is looking for new members aged 11 to 21 for 2019/20.

Launched in 2016 by Company Chameleon, Chameleon Youth offers young people in Greater Manchester the opportunity to be part of a professional dance company.

Speaking about the opportunity, Sam Broadbent, Learning and Participation Offer for Company Chameleon, commented, “Chameleon Youth is unique in that the company is part of a professional dance company, which means you’re taught by professionals with substantial experience of performing worldwide and working in the national and international dance sector.

Dame Darcey Bussell joins Company Chameleon as Patron

Through Chameleon Youth, we pass on this knowledge and experience to create a unique youth dance offer. If you come along to the free Taster Sessions in June, we will tell you more about how this experience influences and informs our approach – whether you’re new to dance or you have tons of experience, we’d love to see you there!”

Company Chameleon offers members the opportunity to train weekly with professional dance artists as well as create work collaboratively with guest choreographers and perform at high profile theatres including The Lowry and HOME Manchester as well as outdoor festivals.

“The last year has been incredible as it saw Chameleon Youth double in numbers and more performance opportunities than ever before” added Sam. “Along with working with Kevin and Anthony, our Co-Artistic Directors, our Company Dancers and Associate Artists, the group were invited to perform at a number of prestigious platforms including U. Dance at The Lowry and the Yorkshire Youth Dance Platform at Phoenix Dance Theatre. Our senior cohort also had the opportunity to share their work with our new patron Dame Darcey Bussell, who watched them in class and offered them direct feedback.”

Chameleon Youth will be offering free taster sessions at STUN Studio, Z-Arts on:

22 June (11am-1pm) – Juniors Taster Session, age 11-16

22 June (2pm-4pm) – Seniors Taster Session, age 16-21

24 June (6pm-8pm) – Open Taster Session, age 11-21

Open auditions will take place at STUN studio, Z-Arts on:

13 July (11am-1pm) – Juniors Audition, age 11-16

13 July (2pm-4pm) – Seniors Audition, age 16-21