York College are sponsors of the 2018 Yorkshire School Dance Festival. They join Yorkshire Education and the York & North Yorkshire Dance Hub in supporting the development of the festival and its ambition to promote and develop dance for children and young people across the region.
Emma Fawcett, Course Leader for Dance at York College says, “York College are thrilled to be supporting the festival this year in order to recognise and nurture the development of performing talent in our region. We are really looking forward to showcasing our students and meeting perspective students throughout the festival.”
Colin Jackson, YSDF Producer says, "We're extremely grateful to York College for their sponsorship. The collective support of our sponsors enables us to further extend the impact of our work with schools and community groups. York College students have performed for the past few years and the quality of work is always outstanding."
York College runs an extensive programme of courses through its Media, Music & Performing Arts Faculty. The Creative & Performing Arts (Dance) Extended Diploma Level 3 is a two year vocational course and suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in dance or who are aiming to progress on to a dance-related university degree/dance conservatoire.
If you're aged 13 to 16 you can get involved in the York College Youth Dance Programme. Intensive workshops are available at Easter and during the Summer.
Emma says, “The tutors at York College are professionally trained with a vast majority working in the industry. The team are committed to ensure all students individually develop and progress onto destinations including Rambert, Urdang, Mountview, Bird and Creative Academy. We are very proud of our success rates achieving 92% triple distinction grades for 2017-18, showing the result of the specialist training we offer in Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting and Backstage Arts.”
For more information on York College music, media & performing arts courses visit: https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/subject-areas/media,-music-performing-arts.html