The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance has opened applications to be considered for its next scheme, starting in September 2020.

The pre-vocational training scheme is open to young people from the North West aged 11-16 with a passion and talent for dance and offers world-class specialist training.  The scheme includes a broad and balanced education with a track record of successful graduates progressing to study dance at major UK conservatories including Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, The London School of Contemporary Dance, Central School of Ballet, and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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The Lowry CAT Scheme has been running for 11 years and is now seeing it’s alumni enter into the industry working with companies such as Matthew Bournes New Adventures, Cilla The Musical, Motionhouse, Southpaw Dance Company, Jasmin Vardimon 2, Disneyland Paris and Opera De Lyon as well as many more

To incorporate safety guidance and Government guidance around the COVID-19 pandemic, the audition process has been changed with the Centre for Advanced Training facilitating applications and auditions with remote classes and dance experience days to ensure all potential candidates have the opportunity to be considered digitally.

Interested parties are invited to take part in and experience free practical and information dance workshops delivered live online on Friday evenings in June, July and August 2020 and then to take part in one of two Digital Experience Day Workshops offering more in depth training and insight in to the course.  A panel consisting of the CAT Management and artist team will informally observe all weekly classes and the Experience Days to ensure those wanting to be considered are seen. They will be observing how students engage and respond to tasks set in these online sessions and encourage those wanting to be considered to engage with as many of the sessions as possible to ensure they have opportunity to be seen.

All interested candidates can apply for the Weekly Workshops and Digital Experience Days via Google Forms.