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Apply for FRESH 2022

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What is FRESH?

Who can apply for FRESH?

FRESH is our annual showcase of high quality youth dance from across Yorkshire, and will be taking place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2022 online and in-person! Applications for this year’s show case are NOW OPEN!

Friday 1st April: Digital stage

Saturday 2nd April: Leeds City College Theatre, Leeds Playhouse Foyer & Leeds Playhouse Quarry Theatre


Who can apply for FRESH?


FRESH is for every style of dance, from streetdance to Kathak to commercial. We accept applications from soloists, duets, trios, and groups of up to 20 dancers. Groups can be brand new or long-standing – everyone is welcome!

We are accepting applications for both on stage and on screen performances. We will aim to platform all pieces that apply, but due to limited on stage capacity, where we are unable to platform live work we will commit to showing it in a digital format.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for dance pieces and screendances made by and with young people showcasing:

· excellence in performance

· original, excellent and engaging choreography

· dancers taking clear ownership of the choreography, which is appropriate for their age and experience

See Application Guidelines for further details of these criteria and things to think about.


How to apply


Please complete and send an Application Form to us by Friday 17th December, midday.


Click on this image to apply online!


We will also need to see your work as part of your application. You can do that in one of the following ways:

a) Send in film footage of your piece to Yorkshire Dance by Friday 11th February 2022


b) Perform at a showcase in your area in January/February 2022 (if your group is not selected for a showcase because of capacity you will be asked to send film footage in of your piece)

Please note we will send you more information about this in response to your application form. 


If you have any questions that have not been answered above, please see our Frequently Asked Questions here. 

If you would like to talk to us about your application or need additional support, please contact Ione Barton: ionebarton@yorkshiredance.com or call us on 0113 243 9867



FRESH 2022 is led by Yorkshire Dance in partnership with CAPA College, Dance Action Zone Leeds, Dance United Yorkshire, Hull City Council, Kala Sangam, Leeds City College, MESH Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, One Dance UK, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RJC Dance, South Bank Dance Hub, Union of Dance & Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival.

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