Mercury Young Company Dancers
13 week autumn/winter term
Budding young performers aged 10-15 can now join high quality, exciting and creative dance classes as part of MYC, delivered by Dance Network Association.
MYC Dancers will ground young people in contemporary dance technique, explore movement and creativity and build on choreographic skills, as well as developing fitness and flexibility, building confidence and offering the chance to make new friends in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
There will also be opportunities to take part in regular workshops and intensive sessions with guest artists and professional companies and to co-create performance pieces. You will have the opportunity to perform locally, regionally and nationally.
The programme provides additional opportunities for young people to gain qualifications and advice on pathways into a dance future.
Mercury Young Company Dancers will also have access to:
• The Mercury’s dance studio and dedicated learning space
• Regular performance opportunities including an end of year performance
• Open rehearsals for Mercury Productions
• Free tickets for open dress rehearsals or preview performances for Mercury Productions
• Mercury Connects – the theatre’s creatives network, which provides opportunities in the arts, information about events, tickets and work in the East of England.
• Mentoring from theatre staff and exclusive backstage access
The Dance Network Association is a dance organisation that enables people to live more connected, joyful and aspirational lives through dance.
Dancing with dna provides opportunities for people to improve their confidence and physical wellbeing, nurtures creativity and independent thinking and enhances friendships through social interaction. dna are based in Essex.
Please note there is no session on 29 September
Bursary Places – a limited number of bursary places are available. For more information see here.
Your MYC T-shirt is included in the cost of the term.
If your T-shirt gets lost or damaged, you will need to order a new one from our box office.
Young People are expected to wear their T-shirt at all sessions.
All of our activities are accessible and inclusive and you are able to inform us of any additional requirements you have when booking or by becoming a member of our Access for All scheme here. Through funding from Essex Short Breaks, we will also have youth assistants on hand to support our MYC groups up to 18 years, plus additional SEND-specific activities such as Move and Groove and Party Nights.
We are following the current Government roadmap for a safe re-opening and we will continue to take all measures to keep audiences and participants safe, in accordance with up-to-date Government guidelines. All Creative Engagement activity will maintain social distancing and provide sanitation stations if required. For more information on how we are keeping everyone safe please click here.
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