Hertfordshire Young Choreographer 2017

Bring your own dance piece to life with Hertfordshire Young Choreographer 2017

We’re looking for 14 – 19 year olds with a passion for dance to take-up a place on Hertfordshire Young Choreographer 2017 and develop and showcase their own dance work.

A week long course, Hertfordshire Young Choreographer 2017  will help you push your talent further by supporting you to:

  •         Develop your understanding and applications of the creative process
  •         Collaborate and network with other young people with a shared interest
  •         Present your work in a professional setting


Who can take part?

We can take five choreographers and up to ten dancers each year. The course is suitable for any young person aged 14 – 19 years old (school years 10 – 13) who lives or attends school in Hertfordshire. You should be looking for the opportunity to develop your choreographic, leadership or performance skills.

Previous dance experience is required (in any dance style), plus an enthusiasm and commitment to work towards a dance performance event.


Tell me more

The course will take place at Mid Herts Centre for Music and Arts from 13 – 17 February and each day will start with a one-hour dance class, followed by workshops with a theme focused on a defined stage of the creative process: Experimentation, Creation, Variation and Development, Structure, Refinement.  

The course will be led by professional dancer/choreographer, James Williams. You will present your work-in-progress to friends and family at an informal sharing at the end of the week.  

At this sharing, two young choreographers’ work will be selected to be developed and performed at the county Dance Ignite event in July 2017.  Both the successful choreographers will receive a bursary of up to £100 each to go towards the development of their choreography.


Get in touch

The Hertfordshire Young Choreographer course is subsidised to encourage all young dancers to apply, regardless of their personal circumstances.  The cost is £90 per choreographer or dancer.  The cost includes all classes and performances.

To find out more email carrie.washington@hertsmusicservice.org.uk or call 07971 171061


Organisation:      Hertfordshire Music Service

Contact Name:    Carrie Washington, Herts. Youth Dance Consultant

Address:              Mid Herts Centre for Music & Arts, Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield AL10 0PS

Telephone:           07971 171061

Email:                   carrie.washington@hertsmusicservice.org.uk


(Photograhy: Simon Richardson)

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