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National Youth Dance Festival 2006
The National Youth Dance Festival organised by Youth Dance England in LEEDS 17-21 July 2006
Over 130 young dancers and 20 leaders converged on Leeds 17-21 July for the National Youth Dance Festival. The Festival, which was organised by Youth Dance England, brought together 11 youth dance groups from across the country to dance, choreograph, perform and party. Based at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance the Festival culminated in public performances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday 21 July.

This was the first time that Youth Dance England has ever staged a festival in this format and it was the first National Youth Dance Festival since 1991. The five day event included three days of dance technique classes and choreographic workshops, led by a specially selected artistic team and two days preparing and performing two shows for a public audience.

Youth Dance England is funded by DfES' Music and Dance Scheme; Arts Council England, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Please see www.yde.org.uk

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Animated: Autumn 2006