Following The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training Open Days, suitable candidates aged 11-16 can apply to audition for the North West CAT.
This year’s auditions will take place on Sunday 9th June 2019 at The Lowry, Salford Quays, for applicants looking to start in the next academic year September 2019.
To attend the audition you must first complete an Application Form.
Application Forms will be available at our Open Days to find out more visit our Open Days page: www.northwestdance.org.uk/Learn/CAT/OpenDays
Application Forms must be completed in full and delivered to:
The Lowry CAT, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ
**Deadline for submission of Application Forms is Sunday 2nd June 8pm**
Any applications submitted after this date may not be accepted.
Upon receipt of your application form a member of The Lowry CAT Team will contact you with an invitation to attend the audition and an outline of the schedule for the day. Please note the audition day usually starts at 9am finishing at approx. 6pm.
Auditions can be a very tense and nerve wracking experience even for the most seasoned of professional dancers. It is therefore important to recognise that your decision to attend already demonstrates a strong sense of self motivation and commitment.
Please be advised that the audition process is devised in order to assess true potential and ability rather than technical excellence. The creative and choreographic elements of the audition will give you an opportunity to demonstrate this potential and it is important to note that every effort will be made to create a safe and relaxed environment in order that you can work to your maximum potential.
Even attending an audition is a valuable learning experience and in many ways will benefit future applications that you make. We would ask therefore that you try, even though it is sometimes difficult to do so; to approach the audition as though you would any other workshop and enjoy the process of the day. Attending one of our Open Days or Drop In (Audition Prep) Classes can support in preparing you for the Audition and support you in your decision when considering training with a CAT Scheme.
What advice would you give to a young person who is interested in auditioning?
“My advice would be, go for it don’t hold yourself back if you’re scared, because you will always regret what you didn’t do not what you did.” – Zara, CAT Graduate 2019
If you have any further questions regarding the North West Centre for Advanced Training at The Lowry, please contact the CAT team.
0161 876 2104