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Contemporary Youth Dance Company

Platform 3's Contemporary Youth Dance Company is a performance-based group for dancers aged 12-17. Unlike a weekly dance class, we meet on specific dates throughout the year to create and rehearse performances for key events in the Platform 3 programme.

Each project starts with an intensive day of devising, where participants will work alongside our resident choreographer to create a piece of dance ready for performance. This will be followed by several after school rehearsals before the event.

Sessions will start with a contemporary technique class aimed to build strength, stamina and performance skills, followed by creative tasks to develop an understanding of choreography.  


Our next project is Making Space at Buxon Opera House on Monday 21 March 2022. Making Space is a spectacular showcase of young dance talent from the local area and the Contemporary Youth Dance Company will open the show with a new piece based on the theme of ‘Environment.’

Devising Day: Saturday 12 February 10am – 4pm 

Rehearsals: Monday 28 February 5pm – 7pm & Monday 14 March 5pm – 7pm

Technical Rehearsal: Monday 21 March (approx. 5.30pm, time tbc) 

Performance: Monday 21 March 7.30pm

Click here to sign up for the Making Space Project. 


Sessions are led by Kerry Allsop, Deputy Learning and Engagement Manager at Buxton Opera House. Kerry holds an MA in Dance Making and Performance.