The Point
The Berry Theatre

HYDC Associates provides an exciting opportunity for aspiring young dancers aged 13-19 years to access bespoke high quality contemporary dance training.

Led by HYDC Artistic Director Tory East, associate classes will focus on broadening dancer’s understanding of contemporary dance. Dancers will be challenged and encouraged to explore their physical potential whilst developing secure fundamental contemporary dance technique.

Dancers will benefit from working alongside like-minded individuals who share their passion and drive. Alongside technique, associates will also experience HYDC repertoire, improvisation, and choreographic skills.

Each young dancer will opportunity to receive individual ongoing advice, nurturing and guiding them to connect to future pathways, whilst discovering their individual creative voice.

Throughout the year dancers will also have the chance to work with our HYDC Alumni and alongside our current company dancers, who will share their knowledge and passion for dance. There will be the opportunity to perform alongside HYDC in their end of year graduation showcase in July.

HYDC and HYDC ASSOCIATES pride ourselves on the ability to inspire, empower and nurture creative potential and talent, supporting and empowering the next generation of dance artists, bridging the gap from youth to the world of professional dance.

Who is it for?

HYDC ASSOCIATES is for dancers who are striving to see progression in their technique, creativity, performance quality and confidence. It is designed to enhance and run alongside any current dance training participants might already take part in. Furthermore it compliments The
Point Training Scheme and our many dance offers here at The Point. For example:

- Dancers who audition for HYDC may automatically be considered and offered a place to join our associates.
- Dancers who may have had less access to high quality dance opportunities.
- Dancers who are seeking to gain more experience in contemporary dance techniques.
- GCSE/A Level and BTEC Dance students looking to develop their technique and creativity.
- Dancers who are thinking about auditioning for Higher Education/Dance Schools and would like to refine their technique.

Being part of our HYDC Associates does not guarantee a place in the company but this maybe a pathway that the dancer wishes to work towards. If this is the desire, we highly recommend joining The Point Training Scheme alongside our Associate offer.


Joining HYDC Associates is priced at £300 for the year, payable in three instalments of £100. Bursaries may be available for young people who may need financial assistance.

How to join us

Auditions will take place during June and July alongside our HYDC Company auditions. Applications open in April.

Audition Application Information

You can also email an expression of interest to 

Event information


Location: The Point


3 hours


Book Your Place: £100.00

Suitable for

13 - 19 years