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Local young dancers take spotlight at end of year celebration on The Lowry stage.

Monday 18th June 2018

Young dancers from across Greater Manchester on The Lowry’s resident dance training programme will celebrate in July with an end of year performance.

The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT), is one of eleven centres across the UK that helps to identify, and assist, young people with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist training as part of a broad and balanced education.

The Lowry CAT dance triple bill is an end of year celebration of talent starring young dancers from across the North West. On Sat 28 & Sun 29 July the aspiring dancers will be performing works made in collaboration with world class dance artists Joss Arnott, Jamaal Burkmar and Morgann Runacre-Temple.

Starring on The Lowry’s Quays theatre stage this July will be graduating Students; Pute Chomchan (Rochdale), Evie Pendlebury (Bolton), Laurence Brown (Stockport), and Holly Brennan (Oldham). Each of whom have accepted places at prestigious dance conservatoires and university courses.

Guest performers and companies also starring in the celebration event will be The Royal Ballet Primary Steps from Blackpool (Sat 28 July) and The Lowry’s Youth Dance Company (Sun 29 July).

Centres for Advanced Training (CAT) in dance are funded by the Department for Education Music and Dance scheme.

Listings Information 
The Lowry CAT dance triple bill 
Dates: Sat 28 & Sun 29 July 2018
Times: 8pm
Tickets: £10
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Notes to Editors
About Centres for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT)  
Since its inception in 2004 the National Centres of Advanced Training in Dance (also known as CAT schemes) have been engaging young dancers across the country. The schemes provide young people aged 10 – 18 years with accessible and inspirational dance training. Successful applicants are able to access highly specialist dance training in their locality, whilst continuing to live at home. This allows students to benefit from a broad and balanced education.

Centres are pioneers in prevocational training and research, promoting best practice and providing exceptional and innovative tuition to young people, regardless of their personal circumstances (please see Music and Dance Scheme Funding below).

They operate from host organisations recognised for their excellence and commitment to the arts and vocational training. Each partner is unique in their delivery of the scheme some embracing Contemporary Dance whilst others focus on Ballet, Circus Arts, South Asian Dance and Urban Dance as their main technique.
The CATs are:
Academy of Northern Ballet
Dance City
London Youth Circus
The Lowry
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
The Place
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Swindon Dance Exeter Contemporary Programme
Swindon Dance Swindon Contemporary and Urban Programmes 

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