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CAT Open Days 2021
CAT Open Days 2021

Open Days - Centre for Advanced Training in Dance [CAT]

These Open Days will introduce you to the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, an intensive, part time, pre-vocational training programme for young people who aim to pursue a career in dance. We welcome hard working young dancers aged 11-16 (on 1st Sep 21) who are passionate and committed to a future as a dance professional.

The days will include a fun, challenging technical and creative workshop delivered by our highly accomplished tutors and a chance for students, parents & guardians to find out more about the dance opportunities available to them.

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, providing accessible excellent dance training 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, Laban Conservatoire.

Entry to the scheme is through an audition process on 27th June 21 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 one of the Open Days. Application forms for auditions will be available from all Open Days and The Lowry CAT web page.

Please note: In order to attend this event please confirm your email address at the time of booking so we can send you detailed schedule information

Please Note: Open Day tickets are for participants only. No tickets should be ordered for parents/guardians 

For more information on The Lowry CAT programme visit Dance Training | Get Creative | The Lowry
For information on the National CAT Programme visit the National Dance CATs website



Open Day Times:


Sunday 6th June 21

09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)

The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |


Sunday 12th June 21


Newbiggin Hall | Carlisle | Cumbria


12:45-17:00 (precise times to be confirmed after booking)

The Brewery Arts Centre | Kendal | Cumbria


Friday 18th June 21


Online via Zoom



Sunday 20th June 21

09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)

The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |


You may also attend our free Open Contemporary Dance Classes held currently online via Zoom Fridays 4.45pm-5.45pm. These turn into The Lowry CAT Audition Preparation classes from June 2021 To find out more and to sign up, click here:

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