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

Auditions for Trinity Laban Youth Dance Company are held in summer term for the next academic year.

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, Kennedy Muntanga, and works with guest artists and companies on unique projects and collaborations.

Most recently, in February 2023, the group performed at the U.Dance London Regional Platform. They will next be creating a cross-art form piece with young musicians in Summer 2023.

Past projects TLYDC include:

  •  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.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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