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The biggest touring dance convention in the UK!  CYD? will be visiting TEN cities throughout 2017! 

  • 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 COMPETITION platform. Compete against the best dance schools at the UK’s biggest dance convention, to a sold out audience, to become the CYD? 2017 Champion.
  • 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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2017 Conventions

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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, see the colleges perform and watch the competition at the end of the day. For dancers of all abilities aged 8 upwards.

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Dance Schools

Do you want your school to become the CYD? 2017 Champions?! If so you will need to purchase your GOLD tickets here. You can enter TWO groups – one Junior (aged 8-13) & one Senior (aged 14+). Gold tickets will give you competition entry, 3 Masterclasses and entry to our exhibition. Compete against the best dance schools to become the CYD? 2017 Champion.

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Come along and enjoy the day, this BRONZE ticket allows you access to watch all the masterclasses throughout the day, see the college performances and then take your seat for the CYD? Competition. Children under the age of 5 may enter free of charge, and if you are a teacher bringing a group on Gold tickets, you can also 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 2016, scholarships worth over £500,000 were awarded. We hope to increase this even further in 2017.

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Competition Rules

You can enter two groups into the competition – 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 and is the UK based creative and choreographer for the highly esteemed “Freckled Sky’ who featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015. 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.

Madeleine Waters

Adrian Gas

Simon Hardwick

Emma Rogers

Alyx Steele

Darren Carnall

Paris Green

Layla Ellison

Dominic Lawrence

Ryan Lee-Seager

Chloe Ferns

Charlie Bruce

Senay Taormina

Barnaby Thompson

Simon Williams

Dean Lee

Zoee Marsh

James Robinson

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

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Latest News

  • 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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  • Design the Can You Dance? 2017 Tour T-shirt!

    Jan 03rd 2017

    Could you design the Can You Dance? 2017 T-shirt? Fancy yourself as a designer? We have an AMAZING opportunity for you!! Click here for more information on how to enter this fantastic competition!

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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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  • Win VIP tickets for ‘ONE MORE DANCE’ In London!

    Nov 07th 2016

    Win VIP tickets for ‘ONE MORE DANCE’! Starring Gleb Savchenko and Kristina Rihanoff at The Adelphi Theatre in London’s Westend on December 11th at 7:30pm! Just buy a ticket to any CYD? convention before 14th Nov to be entered!

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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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  • CYD? Dance Stars Scheme a big success!

    Sep 08th 2016

    2016 saw Can You Dance? introduce our ‘Dance Stars’ scheme, investing in the stars of the future by awarding 10 young dancers around the UK the CYD? dance star award. Have you got what it takes to be the next CYD? Dance star?

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  • New website, new ticketing system & 10 conventions!

    Sep 01st 2016

    This Summer saw us build our new website, partner up with the fantastic Ticket factory to streamline our booking system and if that’s not enough, we have added 4 new venues to our 2017 tour!

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