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Welcome to National Dance CATs

Professional training for young people

National Dance Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) identify children with exceptional potential in dance and develop their talent through pioneering programmes; creating and inspiring future generations of world class dancers and choreographers.  Through the national provision of highly specialised training for young people, we cultivate artists at a critical stage in their development, in order to prepare them for entry into the world’s leading vocational dance schools and onto successful and rewarding careers in the arts.

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The training is a big commitment but it means that she can live at home and still get that high level of professional training. Neither of us are ready for her to live away from home at the moment so for us it is the perfect option.

Yorkshire Young Dancers, Northern Ballet Theatre, parent