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FRESH Date: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April 2022

Venue: Online, Leeds City Centre venues

Written application form deadline: Friday 17th December 2021

Film footage deadline: Friday 11th February 2022

Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered for FRESH 2022.


Who can apply for FRESH 2022?

FRESH 2022 is open to everyone! This includes schools, community-based youth dance groups, individuals and youth companies aged 11-19 (25 for dancers with additional needs or a disability).

We welcome solos / duets / trios through to group pieces, all genres and styles – anything goes!

We also warmly welcome applications from youth dance groups working with young disabled dancers (up to the age of 25) as we are working to ensure that both FRESH and U.Dance are inclusive and fully accessible. Please talk to us if you have any questions or concerns about how we can make the event accessible for you or your group.


Can I submit more than one piece for FRESH 2022?

There is no limit on the amount of pieces you can submit. However, a maximum of 1 digital piece and 1 live piece can be selected to be showcased per group/school/organisation.


Do I have to submit an original piece?

All pieces submitted for FRESH 2022 should be new work created recently and not performed a lot already.


How long should pieces be for FRESH 2022?

The maximum length for a piece is 7 minutes. This does not mean that your piece has to be this long though and we strongly encourage shorter pieces being submitted.

How many young people can perform in each piece?

Pieces submitted for FRESH 2022 should feature no more than 20 young people. Please talk to us if this may be a problem.


How should I submit my application for FRESH 2022?

Complete your application by downloading the application form from the Yorkshire Dance website, and submit it via email to ionebarton@yorkshiredance.com or by post to Ione Barton, Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Buildings, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH. Alternatively, you can apply via the Google Form HERE.

Deadline is Friday 17th December.


All film footage should be sent via the following options:

· URL link (e.g YouTube link or Vimeo link) · We Transfer (go to www.wetransfer.com and follow the instructions using the email above)

· DVD (Please make sure that your DVD plays before sending).


If performing at one of the showcases in Hull, Scunthorpe or Barnsley, or the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival in York, then your work will not need to be filmed as we will see it live.


How will I know if you have received my application?

When we receive your application, you will receive a brief email notification in return. If you do not receive confirmation then please contact us to double check that we received it.


My group only has DVD footage of our piece! Can I still apply?

Yes. URL links to YouTube / Vimeo or WeTransfer are our preferred method, but we will also accept DVD footage of pieces.


Please send DVD footage to Yorkshire Dance’s postal address to arrive by Friday 11th February 2022.


When will I know the outcome of my application?

We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by mid-February 2022.


When will technical rehearsals for FRESH 2022 take place?

Technical rehearsals for in-person performances will take place during the day on Saturday 2nd April 2022 and all groups will be expected to attend.


Who should I contact if I have a query about my application?

Please contact Ione Barton, Youth & Community Dance Manager if you have any questions in relation to your application.

You can reach both by telephone on 0113 259 5707 or by email on ionebarton@yorkshiredance.com


Please call us with any questions or to have a chat about your application.

We want to hear from you and are here to support you in any way that we can.


Good luck!

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