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Contemporary Youth Dance Company

The Contemporary Youth Dance Company meets weekly to develop techniques and creative choreographic skills while creating work for performance throughout the year.


Dancers rehearse at Wallace Studios where they will work as an ensemble. Each session will start with a technique class to focus the dancer’s mind and body in preparation for the rest of the day.

Following this, the Youth Company will create material from tasks and stimuli developing an understanding of choreographic tools and devices. Dancers will work in collaboration with each other, as solo artists and as an ensemble to build choreography directed, supported and guided by our experienced contemporary dance lecturers.

During the year the company will create and rehearse choreography for performance events and have the opportunity to work with guest artists to increase their skills and knowledge.

The Contemporary Youth Dance Company is an audition company open to all dancers from Primary 7 to S6 who have some experience in dance. Dancers will be streamed to the appropriate level during the audition process. This Youth Dance Company is ideal to supplement the study of students who are working towards SQA qualifications in dance.

Join us for our Open Day on Saturday the 20th of April. To note your interest in this event, click here.

The important details

Open Day
20th of April

Application Deadline:
6 May 2024

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

26 August 2024 - 9 June 2025

Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Audition Fee:

£1,250 fees for 2023/24, fees for 2024/25 TBC

Entry Requirements

Dancers should be in Primary 7 for the start of the academic year 2024- 2025.

Dancers should have some experience in dance training and an interest in expanding their dance vocabulary and performance skills.

The Contemporary Youth Dance Company is open to any current students or young people who dance to audition and meet the standard required by the audition panel.

Fees & Funding

Fees (2023/24)

Fees for Contemporary Youth Dance Company this year: £1760

Fees (2024/25)

Fees for 2024/25 are TBD.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023/24 academic year beginning August 2023 have now closed.

You may Apply for the 2024/25 academic year here:

Apply Now

Deadline: 6 May 2024.

Audition Information

Audition date: Saturday 18 May 2024.

Students who apply for the Contemporary Youth Dance Company will participate in a group dance audition during which time the dancers will be streamed into the appropriate level of company.

More information on the audition format for 2024/25 entry will be sent nearer the time.

We look forward to meeting you!

Term Dates

Sunday 20th August 2023


Saturday 26th August – Friday 15th December 2023



14-27th October 2023



Saturday 6th January – Friday 29th March 2024




10th — 16th February 2024

Saturday 13th April – Friday 14th June 2024

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the Junior Conservatoire or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at