Two Thirds Sky
Dance2: Youth Company Audition

“Represent the best in young dancers from across the county...”

Dance2 rehearsing in our Bedford studio.
Are you between 11-18 years of age and love dance? If so, we are looking for up-and-coming contemporary dance performers to join the highly successful Dance2 youth company.

Our weekly sessions are led by dancers from the professional company, and welcome both young people who see dance as a fun, as well as nurturing those dancers who wish to go on to vocational training.

Performances

Dance2 are proud to have been selected to represent the Eastern Region at the National U.Dance Festival (One Dance UK) in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. This has allowed our young dancers to travel across the UK to perform at some of the country’s most prestigious dance theatre spaces, including The Peacock Theatre, London, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, The Lowry, Salford, and Nottingham Playhouse. In Nottingham the company was billed alongside Akram Khan’s "Rashomon Effect" for NYDC.

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Naimh Currie-Smith, a National Youth Dance Ambassador, reviewed our work at Dance East, writing: "One of my favourite pieces was ’Aleppo’ performed by Dance2 from the Inclusive Youth Dance Company. Ranging from the ages of 13-17 years old, the dancers touched on the unfolding events in Syria and the ancient citadel of Aleppo. I felt that the dancers addressed the events in a mature and sensitive way,incorporating different styles of dance such as native folk and contemporary which created a sense of the bringing together of two cultures. The use of water and water bottles were also incorporated cleverly into the movement. The performers manipulated the bottles coming up with original and inspiring movement content symbolising the scarcity of water. This was just one of many touching and beautiful performances I was given the pleasure of watching." (YDE Review 2014).

Getting Involved

Two Thirds Sky supports Dance2 participants to perform or choreograph their own work in studio sharings for friends and family. We also encourage dancers to participate and engage in workshops, seminar discussions and master-classes. Previously this has included a talk with Matthew Bourne, a Richard Alston Master-class in working with music, a Retina Dance workshop, and most recently a summer school, featuring Aaron Vickers (James Cousins Company) and guest teachers from the CAT scheme at The Place.

Becoming a dancer

Dance2 is Bedfordshire’s foremost provision in contemporary technique and experimental dance practice for young people. Many of our dancers build their foundational skills over the year, before entering recognised centres of excellence in dance - including the CAT schemes and the National Youth Dance Company.

The Company

The Dance 2 Performance Company (11-18years) is a group for those wanting to extend and develop their technical and performative skills.

The Dance 2 Performance Company trains Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

There are ten weeks in each term with a week’s break in the middle for Half Term. The next Autumn Term starts on the week beginning the 1st October.

How do you audition?

Auditions for dancers will be held on Saturday 29th September 2018 10-1pm. at:


Springs Dance Studio Southbank Arts centre,
Bedford College, Cauldwell Street,
Bedford, MK42 9AH



The auditions are FREE and offer you a chance to experience our work.

You will be asked to join in on a dance workshop and although technical competence is important, we are also looking dancers with the right attitude, creative approach and potential... so it should be both fun and challenging!

Registration will be on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis so, to reserve your place simply email: Lisa@twothirdssky.co.uk

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Photography by Rachel Cherry

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