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Come and join the UK’s biggest touring & industry leading dance convention! 🎉

If you are looking for new experiences for your school, our convention provides a positive, friendly environment that will leave dancers feeling inspired. As a dance school you can compete (optional), take class with industry leading professionals and meet all the latest brands & colleges in our dance exhibition.

DANCE SCHOOLS

The Competition

COMPETITION

The ultimate Group Dance Competition! CYD? is a renowned competition that welcomes all standards and genres. The top 3 Junior & top 3 Senior winners from each Regional go through to the final at our Super Convention! Whether you are new to competing or have a lot of experience, we welcome everyone! All we ask is that dancers are aged 8 upwards and you have a minimum of 6 in your team! All of the dancers in your competing groups will each receive a certificate.

RULES

You can enter two groups into the competition – 1 Junior (ages 8 to 13) & 1 Senior (ages 14+). All routines should only be an absolute maximum of 3.5 minutes. (It’s fine to be less!)

There is a minimum of 6 dancers per group with a maximum of 40. All styles are welcome. If you qualify, you must be able to attend the finals in October.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL RULES

SCORING

NEW FOR 2023! The scoring & adjudication at our Regional Competitions will now be based on 4 criteria: – Technique, Choreography, Presentation & Overall Impression.

We have introduced a new scoring system that will allow you to work towards the different levels offering you the chance to improve on your performance each year. Your score/ level will be emailed to you after your Regional Convention.

WHAT ELSE IS ON OFFER

MASTERCLASSES

Our CYD? choreographers & dance educators are the best in the business, we hand select our faculty based on their teaching experience. Each student can create their own dance timetable from a variety of styles. All Masterclass capacities are capped to ensure a positive experience. We welcome dancers from the age of 5. 

EXHIBITION

The CYD? exhibition is packed full of top performing arts colleges, dance experts and dancewear brands. Whether it’s the newest dancewear collection you’re looking for or career advice, we have everything you will need under one roof! We also have exclusive limited edition CYD? merchandise available!

TICKET PRICES

You can have up to 4 free teacher tickets. You will need to reserve your place with a £50  deposit then collect entry ticket numbers & submit these on the link below no later than 8 weeks before your chosen convention (dancers purchase their own masterclasses individually)

GOLD ENTRY TICKET

£28.50

Per Person

THIS IS FOR DANCERS TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ALSO YOUR ENTRY TICKET INTO THE EVENT. ALL MASTERCLASS TICKETS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY 

SILVER ENTRY TICKET

£18.50

Per Person

FOR DANCERS NOT TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS YOUR ENTRY TICKET INTO THE EVENT. ALL MASTERCLASS TICKETS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY 

BRONZE ENTRY TICKET

£15.00

Per Person

WATCH THE MASTERCLASSES, COLLEGE & DANCE SCHOOL PERFORMANCES, TAKE A LOOK AROUND OUR CYD? EXHIBITION AND SOAK UP THE GREAT ATMOSPHERE!

MASTERCLASS TICKETS

£7.50

Per Class

DANCERS WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT THEIR CLASSES FROM A RANGE OF TUTORS AND STYLES FROM OUR ONLINE TIMETABLE ONCE IT HAS BEEN RELEASED (COMING SOON)

A CYD? Regional day runs as follows: from 8am to approximately 4pm, Masterclasses run with leading industry dance professionals. In between Masterclasses, dancers can shop and browse all things dance related in our exhibition. At the end of the day from approximately 4pm our Dance Schools Competition and Awards Ceremony takes place, with the day ending around 6pm.

Click here to reserve your competition slot with a £50 holding deposit which will be deducted from your final invoice

PAY DEPOSIT NOW!

Click here to send us over your final ticket numbers (no later than 8 weeks before your Regional convention)

SEND TICKET NUMBERS

Can You Dance?

Filming & Audio Feedback

Would you like your competition performance professionally filmed?
 
Every performance we film will be captured using a high definition, broadcast quality, professional camera. Not only that, this year we are introducing live audio feedback too! One of our judges will pass on corrections & offer constructive critique on your performance as it happens! This will then be recorded, edited and available after the event for you to download. The cost is £25 per performance, this includes 2 video versions – (one with audio feedback, one without) and you can add this option on your ticket booking form!

Past CYD? Tutors

Christopher Tendai

Josie Lee

Marvin Brown

Sam Salter

Nathan “NEO” Gordon

Keeleigh Schlippe-Steffenson

Jo Goodwin

Anthony Kaye

Graeme Pickering

Charlie Bruce

Charise Renouf

Billy Sawyer

Chris Clark

Alastair Postlethwaite

Tommy Wade-Smith

Jessie James

Ainsley Ricketts

Charlotte Gooch

Maximilian Jarish

Josh Denyer

Mark Webb

Joshua Base Pilmore

Demz Crawley

Josh Baker

Jordan Melchor

Dominic Lawrence

Alyx Steele

Ricky Jinks

Ryan-Lee Seager

Adam Scott

Can You Dance?

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