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Age range:

For young people aged between 11–17 years.

Core curriculum:

The Swindon Dance CAT is a part-time, pre-vocational training programme that gives young people from across the South West who have a passion for dance, access to high quality dance training outside of their academic studies. The Swindon Dance CAT supports each individual student to develop the technical, creative and performance skills in dance as well as the knowledge and understanding that will prepare young dancers for higher vocational training and ultimately a career in dance if they decide to follow this pathway.

Exeter Contemporary Programme (ECP)

The Exeter Contemporary Programme runs fortnightly on Sundays at Exeter University and is supplemented with intensive courses during the academic breaks; key dates are given at the start of each year.  Students study; ballet and contemporary dance techniques, improvisation, choreography and performance skills, healthier dancer and dance contextual studies. There is a weekly enhancement ballet class on a Wednesday evening in Plymouth for all students that can make it after their school day.


Catherine Lee (Coordinator)

Telephone: 07538 934840

Email: catherine.lee@swindondance.org.uk

Open Days and Auditions:

Entry onto the CAT programme is via audition only. Auditions are held in March for entry onto the programme in September. The CAT audition is FREE to attend but an application form must be completed and submitted in order to reserve a place at the audition. 

We recommend students interested in joining the CAT attend an upcoming open day. To book your place on an open day click the link below.  


Apply online

If you have already attended an open day and/or are familiar with the CAT then feel free to apply to audition straight away. No previous dance experience is necessary but we do look for energy, commitment, potential and a passion for dance. For further information please visit www.swindondance.org.uk/cat


Katie Purcell

Programme Manager

Town Hall Studios,
Regent Circus,
Swindon SN1 1QF

01793 601702

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