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Our annual showcase of high quality youth dance from across Yorkshire, as part of U.Dance National Festival, will take place at Hull College and Hull New Theatre on Saturday 28th March 2020. Applications are NOW OPEN.

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    Youth dance groups, schools and individual young people

    FRESH 2020

    Part of: FRESH


FRESH is our annual showcase of high quality youth dance from across Yorkshire. We’re delighted that FRESH 2020 will take place at and Hull New Theatre and Hull College on Saturday 28th March 2020. Applications for this year’s show case are NOW OPEN!

FRESH offers an exciting opportunity for youth dance groups, schools and individual young people to perform on a professional stage. Youth dance companies from every corner of Yorkshire, with members aged between 11 and 19, are invited to submit applications to perform live or to have their dance-film screened. A full day’s programme of workshops in a wide range of different dance styles, led by professional dancers, culminates with an evening of performances of the youth companies’ own dance pieces, to audiences of hundreds of dance-lovers.

Every style of dance is equally welcome – from streetdance to Kathak – and Yorkshire Dance is particularly keen to hear from inclusive groups of dancers, including young people with and without disabilities.

Youth groups performing will also be in with a chance of representing Yorkshire at the U.Dance National Festival, a national celebration of performance by young people taking place in Glasgow in July 2020.

See below for how to apply for this year’s showcase: 

Click here to download the application form.

Click here to download the Screen Dance application form.

Frequently Asked Questions can be found here and applications guidelines can be found here. For some helpful hints and tips in creating your piece for FRESH, please see this great video, which was created by Dance4 over in the East Midlands

Good luck with your applications!

Deadline for applications: Friday 6th December 2019

Please send your completed application forms to Ione Barton, Youth and Community Dance Coordinator via email at ionebarton@yorkshiredance.com, or by post to Ione Barton, Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Buildings, St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH by Friday 6th December 2019. You will receive a confirmation email to let you know that your application has been received.


Watch our highlights from last year!

Fresh is free to take part in and open to any style of dance from groups aged 11-19 (25 for any young person with additional needs or a disability) from Yorkshire.

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