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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.
The aim of the scheme is to help identify, and assist, children with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education.
Music and Dance Scheme Advisory Group's Report