Can You Dance?

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

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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.

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Dance Schools

Compete against dance schools at the UK’s biggest dance convention, for your chance become the CYD? Champion of Champions at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool!

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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) 

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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 23,000 dancers and their families across the UK!

Scholarship Scheme

With support from colleges we offer the CYD? scholarship scheme. In 2018, scholarships worth over £500,000 were awarded. We hope to increase this even further in 2019.

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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 7 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 & the NTA’s to West End & Regional musical productions. Matt is proud to have co-created CYD? & looks forward to the new ventures that 2019 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

Ainsley Ricketts

Cameron Ball

Sam Parry

Bruce Aguilar-Rohan

Joshua Base Pilmore

Darren Carnall

Oli Metzler

Demz Crawley

Robert Hamilton

Haley Monaghan

Josh Baker

Philip Birchall

Danielle Barton

Justin-Lee Jones

Alan Burkitt

Lucy Jane Adcock

Alyx Steele

Ricky Jinks

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The CYD? 2018 Season Saw

100
Tutors
150
Hours of Dancing
350
Classes
400
Showcase
Performances
500+
Dance Schools
300
Exhibitors
24K
Event Attendees
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  • GLASGOW event information

    Mar 14th 2019

    Are you coming along to Glasgow Can You Dance? on March 24th? If so please click to read all the information needed for the day. Doors open at 8:15am. We can’t wait to see you there! 

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  • INTRODUCING OUR HEADLINE SPONSOR!

    Mar 07th 2019

    We are so excited to announce that our Headline Sponsor for 2019 will be Costume Gallery/Art Stone! Based in the US we are really thrilled to introduce them to all of our UK followers! Click here to find out more about who they are!

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  • Announcing our 2019 College Sponsor!

    Dec 04th 2018

    Introducing our new Headline College Sponsor for 2019 – URDANG ACADEMY! Can You Dance? is proud to announce that Urdang will be supporting CYD? throughout our 2019 season. Click here to find out more!

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  • Dance Star Company Applications are open!

    Nov 26th 2018

    We have opened submissions to join our 2019 CYD? DANCE STAR CO. If you are interested in submitting a video to join the CYD Dance Star Co. please click here to find out more information. For ages 10- 18.

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  • 2019 INTENSIVES HAVE LAUNCHED!

    Nov 21st 2018

    Your chance to train in depth with the CYD? faculty. The 2019 Intensives will be over 2 days, in ten different locations, with a multitude of classes in various styles! Click there to find out more!

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  • OUR 2018 CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS!

    Oct 08th 2018

    We had an amazing first ever CYD? Super Convention! Huge congratulations go out to our winning schools who took part in our Finals on the Saturday & Sunday evening! Click here to see who were our winners!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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