Take your dancing in a new
direction with Moving North, an exciting new dance competition for 2015 open to
young dancers aged 8-18 based in the north of England.
The Royal Academy of Dance is looking for solos, duos and
groups to perform a piece of original choreography in ballet, jazz,
contemporary or street dance/hip hop to compete in three regional heats. No RAD
experience required but applicants must live in the UK or Ireland and not be in
full time dance training or had any professional dance experience.
Heats will take place in Leeds on 3 May (closing date 7 April), Bolton on 10 May (closing date 7 April) and York on 21 June (closing
date 13 April). You can apply to perform at any one of the three heats,
regardless of where you are based or where you take classes.
The best performances from each
heat will go through to the final at The Lowry, Salford, on 18 July which will
be judged by a panel chaired by the RAD’s Artistic Director Lynn Wallis. We’re thrilled to announce that Matt Flint – winner of So You Think You
Can Dance series 2, West End performer and choreographer – has joined the
judging panel for the final of Moving North.
We are excited to announce that Blue Peter and former Olympics
presenter Radzi Chinyanganya will host the Final of Moving North. Radzi says:
'Both music and keeping active are really important to me – dance is a perfect
combination of those things, so I’m excited to see young people show off their
skills at the Final of Moving North. Good luck to everyone involved in the
For further details and to download an application pack,
Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square