The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT): These Open Days introduce young people to the CAT scheme, an intensive, part time,pre-vocational training programme for young people who aim to pursue a career in dance. Open to hard working young dancers aged 11-16 who are passionate and committed to a future as a dance professional. The Lowry CAT is part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education through the recognised Music and Dance Scheme & Means Tested Grants are available for students to access the programme. The funding for the CAT programme makes dance training accessible for young people who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity. Students that have graduated from The Lowry CAT have gone on to study at major UK conservatories such as Rambert School of Dance, Central School of Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Entry to the scheme is through an audition process although the criteria will look closely at the potential of each student regardless of their previous dance experience. We will be looking for those young people who demonstrate exceptional potential, commitment and enthusiasm for dance. Students wishing to audition for the CAT are advised to first attend an Open Day. Application forms for auditions will be available from all Open Days and The Lowry website.
For further information on The Lowry CAT visithttps://thelowry.com/get-creative/young-people/dance/ or for any furtherquestions, email: CAT@thelowry.com
For information on the National CAT Programme visit http://www.nationaldancecats.co.uk/
Please note: In order to attend this event please confirm your email address at the time of booking.
Following the huge success of the 2019 tour, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will return with another amazing line-up. This month-long tour will open on 7 May at the Brighton Centre and then play London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Salford, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow, Blackpool, Newcastle and finishing on 4 June in Edinburgh.
The show will feature a stunning line-up of pro dancers full of glitz and glamour: Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk, two-time Strictly Come Dancing South Africa finalist Johannes Radebe and Dancing With The Stars Ireland professional dancer Kai Widdrington. Tickets are on sale now!
The Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour opens in Salford on 28th April 2022
Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTIMABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.
Prepare for a night ofelectrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatestdancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.
OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences andinspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa tofollowing her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to SouthAfrica’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and musicthat will set your heart racing.