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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 SHOWCASE platform. Showcase against the best dance schools at the UK’s biggest dance convention, in a fun, friendly environment 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 and many of our younger dancers are offered free Easter & Summer school courses too.

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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 school showcase at the end of the day. For dancers of all abilities aged 8 upwards.

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Dance Schools

Do you want to showcase your school at CYD? 2017?! 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 showcase entry, 3 Masterclasses and entry to our exhibition. Showcase your dancers in a fun, supportive & friendly environment at CYD? 2017.

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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). This ticket gives you access to the exhibition, see the college performances and watch the CYD? Showcase. Children under 5 & teachers bringing a group on Gold tickets 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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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 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.

Emma Rogers

Madeleine Waters

Jordan Melchor

Ricky Jinks

Anthony Kaye

Adam Scott

Chloe Ferns

Danielle Everdell

Kamila Zalewska

Fabio Fiorillo

Alyx Steele

Adrian Gas

Simon Hardwick

Darren Carnall

Paris Green

Layla Ellison

Ryan Lee-Seager

Dominic Lawrence

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The CYD? 2016 Season Saw

25
Tutors
56
Hours of Dancing
133
Classes
162
Showcase
Performances
300+
Dance Schools
71
Exhibitors
12K
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