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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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I was amazed at the standard of the performance, not just in their advanced technique but the way in which they engage with their work and the audience. Your academy is very obviously ' getting it right' and the exceptional standard of teaching shines through the exceptional standards that the dancers are reaching.

Secondary School Teacher, Newcastle.