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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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My time on the CAT scheme was so much fun and incredibly rewarding as it prepared me for auditions at vocational schools, and consequent training at Laban. I would recommend this scheme to any young dancer wanting to take their dancing to a higher level and explore their passion more deeply, in a professional and supportive environment.

Graduate from The Place CAT, currently BA3 student at Laban