Dancers’ Development Experience in Ipswich

NYB is delighted to partner with DanceEast and Angela Rowe School of Dance to deliver our first non-residential Dancers’ Development Experience in Ipswich. These specially curated days are designed to support and nurture the talented young dancers of the future. 

This will be a fun and exciting day for young dancers to come together as a company, working to hone their technical skills, develop their artistry and cultivate their creativity with members of the NYB team.  Young people will develop their skills as company dancers, whilst experiencing first-hand the process of creating a choreography with a professional choreographer.  

There will be a particular focus on developing performance skills and all the classes will be supported by our Moving Minds work, which is designed to build confidence and resilience in young performers.

We are excited to open our doors to new dancers who may not have had the chance to access our activities before, as well as to those dancers based in the East who have previously needed to travel long distances to access our work.

Key Information

A one day, non-residential course 

DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW

Thursday 26 October 2023, 10am-5pm – Junior Dancers
9-12 years* (minimum Grade 2 RAD or equivalent, or two dance classes per week)

Friday 27 October 2023, 10am-5pm – Senior Dancers
13-18 years* (minimum Grade 5 RAD or equivalent, or two dance classes per week)

* Age at date of Dancers’ Development Experience

Fee for the Day:
£60 for Junior Dancers
£60 for Senior Dancers 

Register for Junior DDE here
Register for Senior DDE here

NYB aims to facilitate a diverse range of applications by removing financial barriers; bursaries are available for applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds that meet our eligibility criteria. For more information click here

Please note, if you are applying for a bursary, please be aware of the earlier deadline of Monday 16 October 2023. This is to allow us time to process bursary applications so we can let families know sooner rather than later if they have been awarded a bursary.

Photos (c) Mark Senior

The Dancers’ Development Experience will include:

  • Ballet Technique Class 
  • Contemporary or Drama Class
  • The space to build confidence and resilience through a Moving Minds workshop
  • An end of day sharing for parents and family members
  • The opportunity to work with NYB industry professional teachers and choreographers
  • The time to develop rehearsal skills and etiquette 
  • The chance to develop drama skills

If you love to dance and want to meet other people like you, this experience is an opportunity to develop your performance skills and provide a snapshot as to where your training can lead you.

‘I felt that I learned lots of new skills including being more reflective and focusing on mental health as a dancer and also how to work successfully as a company.’ DDE Participant

‘I learned to be more confident in my creativity and moving minds really had an impact on me.’ DDE Participant