The UK's Biggest
Touring Dance
Convention
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  • MASTERCLASSES from industry leading choreographers, dancers and teachers. Each one of our professional faculty brings their own experience  – a combination of talent, passion and energy that brings you the latest cutting edge choreography.
  • An interactive EXHIBITION where you take free classes, gain career advice from the UK’s top dance organisations and have fun shopping for the latest dance wear & accessories.
  • An innovative SHOWCASE platform. Showcase against the best dance schools at the UK’s biggest dance convention, in a fun, friendly environment to become the CYD? Champion of Champions!
  • The opportunity to be scouted for SCHOLARSHIPS to attend some of the UK’s top performing arts colleges. CYD? helps dancers gain access to full and part time courses.

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2018 Conventions

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Can You Dance?

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Every convention is fun, high energy and positive. CYD? offers an educational dance experience where everyone walks away feeling inspired!

Individual Dancers

Get your SILVER ticket to work with the UK’s top choreographers & dancers.  Take Masterclasses in Commercial, Contemporary & Musical theatre, learn cutting edge choreography and get scouted for scholarships and awards. You can also visit the exhibition and join in the free classes there and watch the colleges perform. We welcome dancers of all abilities aged 8 upwards.

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Dance Schools

Showcase against the best dance schools at the UK’s biggest dance convention, in a fun, friendly environment to become the CYD? Champions! To do this, you will need to purchase GOLD tickets here. You can enter TWO groups – one Junior (aged 8-13) & one Senior (aged 14+). Gold tickets will give you showcase entry, 3 Masterclasses and entry to our exhibition.

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Supporters

BRONZE tickets are for family & friends of dancers attending (CYD? is a private event & unless you are coming along to support a dancer you will not be allowed entrance) Individual dancers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all our events. Children under 5 & teachers bringing a group on Gold tickets can enter for free.

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Exhibitors & Colleges

CYD? is growing at a rapid rate and we welcome dance brands, colleges and any exhibitors who want to reach 17,000 dancers and their families across ten cities!

Scholarship Scheme

With support from colleges we offer the CYD? scholarship scheme. In 2017, scholarships worth over £500,000 were awarded. We hope to increase this even further in 2018.

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Showcase Rules

You can enter two groups into the showcase – 1 Junior (ages 8 to 13) & 1 Senior (ages 14+). Routines should be approximately 2.30 long with an absolute maximum of 3 minutes.

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Sponsor CYD?

Can You Dance? offers a fresh approach to the dance convention industry. It’s the only touring dance convention in the UK and is expanding at a rapid rate.

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Meet The Owners

Who We Are

Formed 5 years ago by friends Matt Flint & Tom Shilcock, CYD? has taken off beyond expectations to become a leading dance event in the UK.

Matt Flint

Matt Flint

Matt works across many areas of the industry – choreographing hit shows like Strictly Come Dancing & Saturday Night Takeaway to West End & Regional musical productions. Matt is proud to have co-created CYD? & looks forward to meeting new dancers!

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Tom Shilcock

Tom Shilcock

Tom is a Freelance Event Producer and Choreographer having worked on high profile fashion shows, product launches, corporate events and hair shows. His passion for teaching has allowed him to create Can You Dance? alongside his close friend Matt Flint.

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Meet The Teachers

Our Dance Tutors

Work with the best choreographers, dancers and teachers in the industry. Each one of our professional tutors brings their own experience – a combination of talent and energy that has something for everyone.

Ryan-Lee Seager

Rycardo Gomez

Ricky Jinks

Alan Burkitt

Adam Scott

Anthony Kaye

Madeleine Waters

Emma Rogers

Gaz Davis

Simon Hardwick

Natasha Mould

Jordan Melchor

Chloe Ferns

Danielle Everdell

Kamila Zalewska

Fabio Fiorillo

Alyx Steele

Adrian Gas

Some More About Us

The CYD? 2017 Season Saw

55
Tutors
130
Hours of Dancing
210
Classes
260
Showcase
Performances
300+
Dance Schools
85
Exhibitors
17K
Event Attendees
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What People Say

We raise money through dance activities to fund programmes for poor and disabled children around the world.

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Latest News

  • Dance Star Company Application!

    Oct 25th 2017

    We will be auditioning for a group of young dancers  to form the CYD? DANCE STAR CO. If you are interested in attending an audition to join the CYD Dance Star Co. please click here to fill out the form. For ages 10- 18.

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  • Introducing our four new BLOCH artists!

    Oct 24th 2017

    Dancers were scouted across all our 2017 conventions to find the next BLOCH artists! After a fantastic audition in August at Pineapple Studios the winners were announced at our Grand Final on 22nd October!

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  • Congratulations to our Grand Final Champions!

    Oct 24th 2017

    Wow, what a great day we had at our first ever Grand Final last Sunday in Liverpool! So many talented dancers all under one roof! Click here to see who were our 2017 champions!

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  • Can You Dance? 2018 tickets are now on sale!

    Sep 28th 2017

    Can You Dance? is holding 9 events next year including one SUPER CONVENTION! Tickets for the regional events are now on sale! Which one will you come to? Click here to find out more….!

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  • The CYD Dance Star Co. has been launched!

    Sep 11th 2017

    We have recently launched the CYD DANCE STAR CO. Taking it to the next level, this is going to be something really special, looking for the best dancers across the UK. Auditions begin on the 22nd October at our convention in Liverpool.

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  • All 2018 Convention dates have been released!

    Sep 04th 2017

    Our 2018 dates have now been released. With 9 events in total next year, 3 new venues and one super convention, it’s going to be a very exciting year! Tickets will be going on sale in the next 2-3 weeks!

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  • Our Grand Final tickets are now on sale!

    Aug 09th 2017

    We will be returning to The ACC in Liverpool on Sunday October 22nd. Set to be our biggest convention to date we can’t wait to see you there! Be prepared for even more amazing workshops, prizes, awards, scholarships plus the CYD? exhibition. 

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  • Our online shop is now open, with free UK delivery!

    Jul 31st 2017

    Today we have launched our very own CYD? online shop! Here you can buy our #CYD17 merchandise including our popular I’m a CYD? Dancer T-shirts & Hoodies! We are looking to add more products very soon!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to all of our regional winners!

    Jun 30th 2017

    This year sees us launch our first ever GRAND FINAL! This will be taking place at THE ACC in Liverpool on Sunday October 22nd 2017 and will see all our regional finalists compete to be crowned the CYD? Champions!

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  • Wow! The 2017 season was fantastic!

    Jun 28th 2017

    A big thank you to everyone who came along to our conventions in 2017! The season was a huge success and we loved seeing you all again! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and are looking forward to the Final in October!

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  • Our Laine Theatre Arts Scholarship Winner!

    Mar 16th 2017

    Huge congratulations to our Laine Theatre Arts Scholarship winner Francessca Kennedy! Francessca was spotted at CYD? 2016 and was shortlisted to attend the CYD? LTA scholarship audition day last month.

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  • Become the 1st Dance Direct Ambassador!

    Jan 25th 2017

    We’ve got another exciting announcement for CYD? dancers! This is your chance to become the Dance Direct FIRST EVER Brand Ambassador! We will be scouting across all the conventions this year looking for someone to represent the brand!

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  • Exciting news! Could you be the next BLOCH Artist?

    Jan 11th 2017

    We have some very exciting news! We have secured a year long contract with global dance brand BLOCH to find the next BLOCH artist! This is your chance to become part of the BLOCH family – this really could be you!

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  • Our dance school tour is back! Book now!

    Jan 03rd 2017

    Our dance school tour is back! Invite us to your dance school for a free 30 minute class (aged 8+) & then a chat about all things Can You Dance? Matt & Tom will be in Liverpool, Essex & Bath. Click here for more info!

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  • Meet our Can You Dance? Dance Stars for 2017!

    Nov 22nd 2016

    Wow! We had a huge response to our Dance Stars Scheme this year! Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! We are very excited to say that we have chosen our dance stars for 2017, click here to find out who they are!

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  • 2017 Dance Star entries now open! Could it be you?

    Nov 21st 2016

    Could you be a CYD? Dance star? We are very excited to announce that the application for our 2017 dance Star Scheme is NOW OPEN! We are accepting videos by link ONLY, click to read the article for more details.

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  • Announcing our new sponsor for 2017!

    Oct 11th 2016

    *** BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ***  We are delighted to announce our headline sponsor for 2017 is the fantastic dance brand Bloch! Can You Dance? is looking forward to working alongside Bloch on the 2017 tour! 

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  • Record number of scholarships given out in 2016

    Sep 15th 2016

    For the last two years CYD? has worked with the UK’s top performing arts colleges to offer scholarships for full & part time training. 2016 saw us double the funding to close to £500,000 and we expect this to increase in 2017.

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