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Associates / Sundays 10.30am-12.30pm / Age 14-19

Ages 14-19yrs

For over a decade, National Dance Company Wales has been nurturing some of the most talented dancers from across Wales and developing their skills.

Held at the home of NDCWales, The Dance House, our Associates follow a programme created by our Rehearsal Director and Dancers. Over the year, our Associates programme focuses on improving creative and technical skills, along with developing work for performance opportunities that the Company creates for them throughout the year.  

We have a limited number of places available and successful applicants are chosen through an audition.  The audition consists of a contemporary technique class where dancers can take the opportunity to perform their skills to our Company dance experts.


-          NDCWales Associates provides high level contemporary training for young dancers

-          Sessions run on Sunday’s during term time (Wales schools timetable) from 10.30am-12.30pm and are  taught by Company Dancers or guest artists.

-          Assessments and guidance from our designated Associates Coordinator  (an NDCWales dancer)

-          Additional performance opportunities and creation are available to those interested

-          Previous performance opportunities have included Aberdeen International Arts Festival, Youth Dance Night and Ignite

-          Previous guest artists have included Eddie Ladd, Trinity Laban, Karol Cysewski and others

-          Associates’ starts at £380 per year for contemporary training and £530 per year for training and performance opportunities. (Bursaries available)

-          Former associates have been on to train at Trinity Laban, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London School of Contemporary Dance, Tring, Bird school and more. Some have even returned to us as apprentices or Company Dancers.


Applications are now open for our 2018-19 programme. The audition date is Sunday 3rd June 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 4th May 2018.

Please complete the application form here 

If you would like to view the application pack, please click here