The Lowry open day

The Lowry CAT Photo: Joel C Fildes

The Lowry is to host two open days for young people in the North West who are passionate about dance.

The open days will be held on Saturday March 23 from 2pm to 6pm, and on Sunday May 12 from 10am to 2pm at the theatre in MediaCityUK.

There will be dance workshops provided by The Lowry’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) and there also will be the opportunity to meet students currently training with The Lowry CAT.

The sessions are open to young people in the North West aged 11-16 years old and no previous dance training is required to take part.

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The open days aim to prepare young people to audition for The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training.

The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training Scheme is a part time, pre-vocational course, providing access to “high quality training” and nurturing in dance to young people who wish to progress toward full time training.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Education through the recognised Music and Dance Scheme, and offers intensive training opportunities with professional dance teachers, choreographers and practitioners.

Alumni of the scheme have gone on to perform with companies such as Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Motionhouse, Southpaw Dance Company, Jasmin Vardimon 2, Disneyland Paris, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre; VERVE Graduate Dance Company and many more…

A number of means-tested grants are available for families, allowing the widest possible access across the North West region.

Sally Wyatt, Centre for Advanced Training Manager, said: “We are looking for young people who demonstrate potential in and enthusiasm for dance.

“We are holding auditions for places on The Lowry CAT Scheme and we will be looking closely at the potential of each student regardless of their previous dance experience and personal circumstances.”

For more information and to book tickets click here.


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