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FRESH Date: Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April 2023

Venue: Online, Leeds City Centre venues

Written application form deadline: Monday 19 December 2022

Film footage deadline: Friday 27 January 2023

Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered for FRESH 2023.


Who can apply for FRESH 2023?

FRESH 2023 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 2023?

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 2023 should be new work created recently and not performed a lot already.


How long should pieces be for FRESH 2023?

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

How many young people can perform in each piece?

Pieces submitted for FRESH 2023 should feature no more than 20 young people. Please contact us if this may be a problem.


How should I submit my application for FRESH 2023?

Complete your application by downloading the application form from the Yorkshire Dance website, and submit it via email to paigekennedy@yorkshiredance.com or by post to Paige Kennedy, Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Buildings, St Peter’s Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH. Alternatively, you can apply via the form on the application page.

Deadline is Monday 19 December 2022.


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 27 January 2023.


When will I know the outcome of my application?

We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by mid-February 2023.


When will technical rehearsals for FRESH 2023 take place?

Technical rehearsals for in-person performances will take place during the day on Saturday 15 April 2023 and all groups will be expected to attend.


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

Please contact Paige Kennedy, Youth & Community Coordinator if you have any questions in relation to your application.

You can reach both by telephone on 0113 243 9867 or by email on admin@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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