The 2024 CYD? x Joffrey UK intensive will be taking place on the 17th, 18th, 19th of August from 10am to 4pm at BOA in Birmingham! This Intensive is suitable for dancers aged 12 – 18 who dance at an intermediate / advance / pre professional level and is not suitable for beginners.

Last year’s event was a great success and we are honoured to be working with the renowned Joffrey Ballet School of New York City once again to bring a unique summer experience to the UK! The intensive is designed with versatility and adaptability in mind, with classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and other styles of the commercial industry from the Joffrey Ballet School and Can You Dance? faculty.

Join our international choreographers and instructors, whose expertise spans every facet of the dance industry. During the intensive, scholarships and awards will be offered, including the opportunity to audition for the Joffrey Ballet School 2025 Summer Intensives and the year-round Trainee Programs in New York City & Texas.

click to see the 2024 timetables

Can You Dance?

Intensive Artistic director

Tom Shilcock

Artistic Director for CYD?

Tom is the Co-Founder of Can You Dance? The UK’s Biggest Touring Dance Convention, alongside his close friend Matt Flint. Tom is proud to have created so many opportunities for young dancers through Can You Dance? including scholarships, artist & ambassador awards and the CYD? Dance Star Company.

Tom has danced for several international artists including Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, Meghan Trainor, Take That, Cheryl Cole, Tulisa Constostavlos, Rihanna, Elton John, Gary Barlow, MeatLoaf, John Barrowman, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Jessie J, Ant & Dec, Jamelia and many more.

He has appeared on TV shows including The X Factor, Stars In Their Eyes (resident dancer), So You Think You Can Dance UK (top 5), Britain’s Got Talent, The Royal Variety Show, The Brit Awards, ITV Text Santa, Dancing On Ice and he was part of the London 2012 Olympics. 

Tom has also performed in theatres, arenas and stadiums including the London Palladium, Wembley stadium and London’s iconic 02 arena. Music Festivals include Capital Summertime Ball, Capital Jingle Bell ball, Radio 1’s Big weekend, Wireless & V festival. His other work includes high profile fashion shows, product launches, corporate events and hair shows both as a dancer and choreographer. 


Can You Dance?

intensive master faculty








The cost of the intensive is £285.00, payable on booking.  To secure a place, please fill out the online booking form on the link below. Please note, the intensive is capped at 120 dancers to allow for smaller class sizes. Places will be secured on a first-come basis.

(Sibling discount and possible payment plans available, please contact the office)


Can You Dance?

Joffrey Ballet School History

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded the Joffrey Ballet School in 1953. In more than sixty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained at the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

The mission of the Joffrey Ballet School is to transform passionate dance students into strong, versatile, open-minded professional artists able to work inclusively, collaborate positively and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing diverse society.