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Dawns i Bawb are very pleased to announce the development of a new Youth Dance Initiative in partnership with National Dance Company Wales

Dawns i Bawb are very pleased to announce the development of a new Youth Dance Initiative in partnership with National Dance Company Wales. This development will be an exciting addition to their dance provision for young dancers 11-25 years across North West Wales through the establishment of a ‘North West Wales Youth Dance Company’ that will aim to offer the following to young dancers of the area:

- provide a progressive route of dance skills development for those young dancers that wish to receive a more advanced training in dance technique, choreography and performance

- monthly workshops with NDCWales’ Dance Ambassadors for North Wales

- performance opportunities with Dawns i Bawb and NDCWales

- support for young dancers that are considering dance as a career

The Company will meet monthly in Llandudno and will begin by creating work to perform as a ‘curtain raiser’ at NDCWales’ performance at Galeri, Caernarfon on 26 November. The youth dance company will be open to all young people throughout Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey who are interested in developing their dance skills and experiences.

Catherine Young, Artistic Director for Dawns i Bawb said:

"I am very pleased that Dawns i Bawb has the opportunity to work alongside our National Dance Company to develop opportunities for young dancers throughout North West Wales. There are very little progressive opportunities available for future young dance artists in this area and we need to be considering how we support and nurture those that might consider dance as a career in the future."

Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Artistic Director for National Dance Company Wales said:

“The success of dance in Wales relies on many different organisations working together. Therefore, NDCWales is very happy to collaborate with Dawns i Bawb to support this initiative that creates new opportunities for developing dance talent in North West Wales. The initiative will be of particular benefit for those interested in pathways for careers in dance and I’m pleased we can play our part, with Dawns i Bawb, in supporting people fulfil their potential.“

National Dance Company Wales makes innovative work with and for all kinds of people in all kinds of places, helping to model how we could be individually and collectively. The company presents its work in different formats and contexts across Wales and around the world, commissioning primarily choreographers who haven’t yet been commissioned in the UK. NDCWales is committed to working with young people, many of whom will be experiencing contemporary dance for the first time, to develop dance appreciation by watching, participating in and talking about dance.National Dance Company Wales is registered as a Limited Company in England & Wales No. 1672419 and registered as a Charity in England & Wales No. 326227. National Dance Company Wales receives support from Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government.

Dawns i Bawb is the community dance organisation for North West Wales . We aim for our work to be inspiring to people of all ages and abilities and believe that anyone can dance. We collaborate and create with local people, amateur and professional dance practitioners, choreographers and companies. We believe that everybody can dance and strive to advocate the benefits of dance to our communities within the context of personal growth, health and social well-being, social and community interaction and cultural identity. Dawns i Bawb is registered as a Limited Company No. 05412315 and a registered charity No. 1109455 and receives support from Arts Council of Wales and Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey
County Councils.