Lancashire Youth Dance Festival  

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Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017 at The Dukes Lancaster


Ludus Dance and The Dukes present the 9th annual

Lancashire Youth Dance Festival


Two nights of dynamic and exciting dance with some of the most talented young artists from across Lancashire and beyond. From contemporary and physical theatre to street dance. Join us for this flagship celebration of young talent and creativity.

Ludus Dance established the Lancashire Youth Dance Festival (#YDFest) over 8 years ago and since then has been working with The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster to offer youth dance groups (aged 11-21) the opportunity to take part in a wide range of high quality dance and theatre workshops, before giving a public performance of their work to an audience at a professional venue.


Each year participant groups are selected from a wide range of applications by a panel which comprises both dance and performing arts professionals, as well as young people. This panel considers things such as their enthusiasm for exploring new dance styles, creating innovative choreography and daring to try something different. Groups are invited to attend workshops and perform on one of the two dates.

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Please note that entries for this year's #YDFest2017 have closed.  

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