Where we are based:


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 YDA enhancement ballet class on a Wednesday evening in Plymouth for all students that can make it after their school day.


Catherine Lee (Coordinator)

Telephone: 07538934840

Email: catherine.lee@swindondance.org.uk

Open Days and Auditions:

Open Days:

The Swindon Dance CAT hold Open Days offering an opportunity to find out more about each of the programmes.  Open days have now taken place for 2018:


Access onto the programme is by audition only which are held in March and June on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10th and Sunday 24th June 2018 – Exeter Contemporary Programme at Exeter University, EX4 4LA

Apply online

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

Sarah Ferris

Programme Manager

Town Hall Studios,
Regent Circus,
Swindon SN1 1QF

01793 601702

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