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Trinity Laban Youth Dance Company is a dance performance company made up of creative, committed 12-18 year olds.

Applications are now open for TLYDC 22/23!

We welcome applications from all young dancers and are keen to hear from dancers working in any dance style. We’re looking for young people who are enthusiastic and ready to learn. Please don’t be put off from applying if you don’t have much experience. Being a member of TLYDC is an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence as a dancer within a supportive group.

Auditions for September 2022 take place from 6-8pm on Tuesday 12th July.

Want to find out more about TLYDC? Come to our Open Evening on Tuesday 28th June 6-8pm to observe a TLYDC class and learn more about the company. Just RSVP ‘Yes’ at the bottom of your application form.

There is no charge to attend the Open Evening or Audition.

If you’re 12-18 years old and:

  • enjoy dancing
  • want to explore moving and creating with others
  • can commit to a full year in the company

Register today by completing this online form by Tuesday 5th July at 1pm.

If you have any questions please email youthprogramme@trinitylaban.ac.uk


“The best thing about TLYDC this year has been the friendships formed through learning and improving as dancers together, without any judgement from others, like a family.” TLYDC Company Dancer

TLYDC devises and performs new pieces of work led by the company’s Artistic Director, and works with guest artists and companies on unique projects and collaborations. Most recently the group has performed at the U.Dance National Festival. It is currently working on a performance, Hope 4 Justice, with choreography by Sarah Golding and Waddah Sinada, as part of Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022.

Past projects TLYDC include:

  • Working with Alesandra Seutin’s Vocab Dance Company to create a new work that was performed in the Laban Theatre.
  • Developing a commissioned performance created with Stephen Mason, inspired by the Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham’s manifesto speech.
  • Collaborating with choreographer Theo ‘TJ’ Lowe and Animate Orchestra on a music and dance headline piece for Live at Trinity Laban
  • Creating a silent disco installation choreographed by Chloe Stone with musician Bobby Demers leading on live and recorded sound.

Former TLYDC dancers have gone on to train at various conservatoires, universities and colleges, such as London Contemporary Dance School, Bird College and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.



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