What is 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, Leven and Withernsea.

We run weekly sessions in a 12-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.

A highlight 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 the groups original dance piece.

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:

  • 12 weekly dance sessions from a professional dance artist (excluding school holidays).
  • The opportunity to gain an Arts Award Qualification.
  • U Dance recognised participation in the region's biggest dance platform at Bridlington Spa to showcase the final piece created in the weekly sessions.
  • 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 5 groups so you can secure a place for our upcoming term. Find out more about each of the 5 sessions below:

Sessions

Bridlington

Sign up now for our Bridlington sessions

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
October 4, 11 and 18
November 1, 8, 15 and 22
January 10, 17, 24 and 31
February 7

Session Time:
4.30pm - 6.30pm

Age Range:
School years 5 - 9

Term Fee:
£45 for 12 weeks

Read about our Bridlington Artist

Pocklington

Sign up now for our Pocklington sessions

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
October 4, 11 and 18
November 1, 8, 15 and 22
January 10, 17, 24 and 31
February 7

Session Time:
4.00pm - 6.00pm

Age Range:
School years 5 - 11

Term Fee:
£45 for 12 weeks

Read about our Pocklington artist

Beverley

Sign up now for our Beverley younger kids sessions

Sign up now for our Beverley older kids sessions

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

Term Dates:

Tuesdays
October 5, 12 and 19
November 2, 9, 16 and 23
January 11, 18 and 25
February 1 and 8

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

Age Range:
Younger - years 5 and 6
Beverley Older - years 7 - 13

Term Fee:
Beverley Younger - £35 for 12 Weeks
Beverley Older - £45 for 12 Weeks

Read about our Beverley Artist

Leven

Sign up now for our Leven sessions

Our Leven sessions take place each Wednesday at Leven Primary School, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Leven Primary School, South St, Leven, Beverley HU17 5NX

Term Dates:

Wednesdays
October 6, 13 and 20
November 3, 10, 17 and 24
January 12, 19 and 26
February 2 and 9

Session Time:
3.45pm - 5.15pm

Age Range:
5 - 9

Term Fee:
£35 for 12 weeks

Read about our Leven Artist

Withernsea

Sign up now for our Withernsea sessions

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
October 7, 14 and 21
November 4, 11, 18 and 25
January 13, 20 and 27
February 3 and 10

Session Time:
3.30pm - 5.30pm

Age Range:
5 - 9

Term Fee:
£45 for 12 weeks

Read about our Withernsea Artist

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.

Our next auditions take place on 3 October 2021, where we look for young talented dancers who want to develop their dance skills to new and exciting levels. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to create their own dance work, enhance their skills and perform to audiences across the region.

Auditions will be held at Anlaby Studio, 18-22 Wilson St, Anlaby, Hull HU10 7AN

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

Find out more about Dawn here

Interested in applying for County Company? Print, complete and post back it back to the address in the form:

County Company Application Form

Applications for County Company take place once a year, the deadline for applications is 30 September 2021. Don't miss out!

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 the groups original dance piece.

Our next platform event will take place on 13 February 2022 further information and a link to purchase your ticket for the event will be released here closer to the time of the event.

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

Coming soon!

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.

CPD Opportunities

There are some fantastic creative, professional development opportunities in the region, see below for current opportunities available:

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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