19 April 2024

Community dance programme returns

East Riding Youth Dance, a community dance programme for young people aged eight to 18, is returning to Withernsea in September.

The programme, which is also taking place in Bridlington and Beverley, is run by East Riding Council’s arts development team and consists of 10-week terms where participants work closely with professional dance artists.

The sessions provide 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, while 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.

A parent of one of the participants said: “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.”

Sessions take place at Bridlington Spa for eight to 16-year-olds, Beverley Memorial Hall for eight to 11-year-olds and 11 to 18-year-olds, and Withernsea High School for eight to 16-year-olds, with the autumn term starting week beginning September 11.

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 [email protected].

East Riding Youth Dance welcomes new members.

For more information, visit eryd.co.uk. To book a place, email [email protected].