East Riding Youth Dance

East Riding Youth Dance (ERYD) is an exciting and inspiring community dance programme within the East Riding of Yorkshire for young people aged 9-18, taking place in Bridlington, Beverley, Pocklington and Withernsea.

We run weekly sessions in a 10-week programme 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.

Interested in joining one of our groups? Choose an area and sign up online.

How to join ERYD

Ready to take your dance skills to the next level? Find out more about our highly commended County Company.

About County Company

Join

East Riding Youth Dance is open to all, aiming to inspire and engage young people – even if you’ve never danced before. Our team of professional dance artists work alongside dedicated support workers to make sure participants have the best possible experience with us.

What you get:

  • 10 weekly dance sessions from a professional dance artist (excluding school holidays).
  • The opportunity to gain an Arts Award qualification.
  • Progression routes to our County Company group, representing the region through dance.
  • An all-round great experience, meeting new people whilst learning new dance approaches.

Sounding good so far? We’re thrilled to be releasing our booking across the 4 groups so you can your secure your place for the upcoming term. Find out more about each of the 4 sessions below:

Sessions

Bridlington

Our Bridlington sessions take place each Monday at Bridlington Spa, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH

Term Dates:

Mondays
April 25
May 09, 16, 23
June 06, 13, 20, 27
July 04, 11

Session Time:
4.30pm - 6.30pm

Ages:
9-16-year-olds

Term Fee:
£40 for 10 weeks (or £5 weekly)

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session.

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form PDF 290kb in advance of the first session.

Sign-up for our Bridlington sessions

Pocklington

Our Pocklington sessions take place each Monday at Pocklington Arts Centre, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Pocklington Arts Centre, 22-24 Market Place, YO42 2AR

Term Dates:

Mondays
April 25
May 09, 16, 23
June 06, 13, 20, 27
July 04, 11

Session Time:
4.00pm - 6.00pm

Age Range:
9-16-year-olds

Term Fee:
£40 for 10 weeks (or £5 weekly)

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session.

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form PDF 290kb in advance of the first session.

Sign up for our Pocklington sessions

Beverley

Our Beverley sessions take place each Tuesday at Beverley Memorial Hall, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
The Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8HN

*Session on 17 May and 14 June will take place at Beverley High School.

Term Dates:

Tuesdays
April 26
May 03, 10, 17*, 24
June 07, 14*, 21, 28
July 05

Session Time:
4.00pm - 5.30pm (Beverley Younger)
5:30pm - 7:30pm (Beverley Older)

Age Range:
Younger – 9-11-year-olds
Beverley Older – 11-18-year-olds

Term Fee:
£40 for 10 weeks (or £5 weekly)

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session.

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form PDF 290kb in advance of the first session.

Sign up for our Beverley Younger sessions

Sign up for our Beverley Older sessions

Withernsea

Our Withernsea sessions take place each Thursday at Withernsea High School, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Withernsea High School, Hull Rd, Withernsea HU19 2EQ

Term Dates:

Thursdays
April 28
May 05, 12, 19, 26
June 09, 16, 23, 30
July 07

Session Time:
3.30pm - 5.30pm

Age Range:
9-16-year-olds

Term Fee:
£40 for 10 weeks (or £5 weekly)

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session.

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form PDF 290kb in advance of the first session.

Sign up for our Withernsea sessions

County Company

County Company is East Riding Youth Dance’s flagship group. Company members have the amazing opportunity to work with world-class dance companies and dance practitioners to create original work. Become a member of this company and you will enjoy a challenging working environment where you will learn new skills and develop your dance technique.

County Company is directed under the creative leadership of Dawn Holgate:

Find out more about Dawn here

Our Artists

We’re proud to work with professional dance artists to deliver our sessions, here you can find out a little more about them:

Events

Platform Events

One of the highlights of the programme is our annual platform event, the biggest youth dance platform in the area, where participants can showcase their development across the sessions and their contribution to their group’s original dance piece.

Our last Platform event was in February 2022. We are looking at new ways to showcase our work at large-scale and more local-based events.

Please check back for updates.

Theatre Trips

Our popular theatre trips are always a highlight for our young people, offering an opportunity to see live dance performances across Yorkshire. Previous trips have included FRESH in Bradford and Phoenix Dance at Bridlington Spa. Upcoming trips will be added to our term schedule, remember to check back to see what we have planned!

Merchandise

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Opportunities

Artists

We’re keen to support artists and at the same time offer a high level of teaching within our sessions. If you’re an artist interested in working with us please get in touch.

Work With Us

Why work with East Riding Youth Dance? Our community dance programme is a fantastic opportunity for artists, the participants and those with an interest in dance. We support our team with training and development opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the East Riding Youth Dance team read about the available opportunities below and get in touch.

Support Workers

All our groups have support workers working alongside the artist to support the young people and assist in the attainment of their Arts Award Qualifications. If you’re interested in working with us in this capacity please get in touch.

The Hull and East Riding Dance Hub

Yorkshire Dance works in partnership with five subregional youth dance development hubs, covering the whole of Yorkshire.

Each hub is a partnership of local organisations and agencies from a variety of sectors, each having an interest in youth dance: the education sector, the sports sector, the arts sector, the local authority sector and the health sector.

Each hub has one key contact person, the hub co-ordinator, who can provide information, advice and guidance about youth dance in the area.

For Hull and East Riding dance hub, contact Ruth Drake, Hull City Council:

Call Ruth on (01482) 612685

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