East Riding Youth Dance (ERYD) is an exciting and inspiring community dance programme within the East Riding for young people aged 8-18, taking place in Bridlington, Beverley and Withernsea and run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Arts Development Team. East Riding Youth Dance returns in September for a new term.
The programme consists of 10-week terms where participants work closely with professional dance artists, providing a platform for those with little or no previous background in dance to have a fun, energetic and engaging experience. Participants can try a range of dance styles including contemporary and street dance, whilst developing their creative technique and dance skills. One of the highlights of the programme is its annual platform event, the biggest youth dance platform in the area, where participants can showcase their development across the sessions and perform an original dance piece on stage in front of an audience.
“East Riding Youth Dance is an amazing thing and really does give everyone the chance to be included and just celebrate dance for what it is” – the parent of an East Riding Youth Dance Platform participant
Sessions take place at Bridlington Spa for 8-16-year-olds, Beverley Memorial Hall for 8-11-year-olds and 11-18-year-olds, and Withernsea High School for 8-16-year-olds, with the autumn term starting week beginning 11 September.
Sessions cost £5 per week or £40 if paying for the 10-week term in advance. The programme aims to be inclusive of all young people. If the cost of East Riding Youth Dance sessions will prevent your child from being able to attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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