who attend the scheme will be required to undertake 10 to 14 hours a week of
training activities, outside their normal school or college hours. They will
take a minimum of 3 classes per week at The Lowry and other studios/ theatres
within the local area, which will include but will not be limited to:
- Contemporary Technique
- Ballet Technique
- Yoga/ Pilates/ Progressive
- Creative and Choreography
classes will be implemented to give maximum training potential to each student.
They will include but not be limited to:
Conditioning - Designed to develop the student's physical skills. Also
including essential information about Diet and Nutrition; Injury Awareness /
Injury Prevention etc
History / Dance Appreciation - The students will attend performances from some
of the leading professional dance companies that vist The Lowry each year.
to the weekly training schedule, participants will work with professional
choreographers and companies during half-term breaks, Easter and Summer
Holidays all helping to enrich their overall training potential. Take a look at
our Projects page
to find out more about the professional artists/ companies we have worked with.
student will have an Individual Training Plan (ITP), which will be drawn up and
agreed by the student, parents/guardians and the C.A.T team.
will set out the programme of training, study, work and related activities that
each participant will undertake. These will be reviewed and evaluated in order
to help the participants achieve their potential throughout the year, helping
to set goals and build a plan catered to each individual.
primary aim of the scheme is to provide a strong foundation from which students
can access professional training conservatoires, advancing their potential
towards a sustainable and successful career in dance whether as a performer,
choreographer or otherwise.
the physical nature of the work undertaken on the CAT, there may be times when
students suffer aches and pains. This is to be expected as the training is
requiring the student to reshape bone & muscle tissue, gain increased
flexibility, and become stronger in order to acquire the physiology needed to
be a dancer. This cannot be done without the body feeling some discomfort.
common for dancers throughout their career to feel aches and pains on a daily
basis; unfortunately it goes with the job. Dancers in this situation need to
learn how best to cope with such stress both physically and mentally, although
it is widely known that the training builds resilience and a higher pain
threshold than most other sporting or artistic practices.
pain is sufficient to warrant closer inspection, a dancer suffers a sudden
injury or the injury has been persistent over a long period of time the
dancer may be referred to our external physiotherapist, who will
assist and advice them of further treatment.
provide physiotherapy from a leading Physiotherapy Centre in Manchester, so our
CAT Students are in the best of hands.