Can You Dance?

Regional Conventions

 

MASTERCLASSES from industry leading choreographers, dancers and teachers
An interactive dance EXHIBITION
An innovative SHOWCASE Competition
 SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

Dance schools! Bookings will open in the Autumn!

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2018/2019 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 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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Spectators

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 6 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 the new ventures that 2018 has in store!

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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

Philip Birchall

Haley Monaghan

Josh Baker

Danielle Barton

Justin-Lee Jones

Katrina Lyndon

Alan Burkitt

Lucy Jane Adcock

Alyx Steele

Ricky Jinks

Ryan-Lee Seager

Rycardo Gomez

Adam Scott

Anthony Kaye

Madeleine Waters

Emma Rogers

Gaz Davis

Natasha Mould

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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  • SUPER CONVENTION Event Information!

    Sep 12th 2018

    Do you have tickets to the Can You Dance? Super Convention on September 29th & 30th? If so please click to read all the information needed for the day. We can’t wait to see you there!

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  • LAINE THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2018!

    Aug 16th 2018

    Huge congratulations to our Laine Theatre Arts Scholarship winner 2018 – PHOEBE ROBERTS who begins her training this September! Congratulations also go out to Khan Rasul and Rory Macleod! Find out more here!

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  • Ballet Zone presented by the RAD

    Aug 09th 2018

    Introducing The Ballet Zone presented by the Royal Academy of Dance at the Super Convention – 29th & 30th September 2018! Please click here to see the full timetable of classes available.

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  • The All New SUPER CONVENTION!

    Feb 15th 2018

    Tickets now on sale for the CYD? all new SUPER CONVENTION! On the 29th & 30th of September 2018 CYD? will be taking over one of the UK’s largest arenas, The Echo Arena and ACC in the heart of the iconic Liverpool dock! 

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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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  • Our Grand Final Champions 2017!

    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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  • 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 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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  • Well done to 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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