Talent Development

We provide a variety of progressive opportunities for children and young people who have shown a special talent and interest in dancing beyond a weekly access session.


These programmes offer opportunities for the individual to develop their technical, creative and expressive dance skills, providing them with their next steps in dance and a pathway to vocational training.

Primary Steps is a partnership programme led by The RoyalPrint Ballet School in partnership with Swindon Dance and Churchfields Academy providing key stage 2 children with a unique opportunity to experience ballet from one of the country’s leading vocational dance schools.

Centre for Advanced Training is supported by the Department of Education (DfE) which provides specialist training to exceptionally talented young people aged 11 – 17 years.

2023 Auditions apply online

STEPS2 is an auditioned programmed providing a step up in ballet and contemporary dance plus performance opportunities for children aged 9 – 12 years and can be a transition to the Centre for Advanced Training

Next Audition:  July 2023, apply online

Swindon Youth Dance Company is an auditioned contemporary company for 13 – 19 year olds with members working with nationally renowned choreographers and teachers.  Members perform regularly and represent Swindon in regional and national performances.

See Swindon Youth Dance Company perform at U.Dance 2015 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSHqu4IV1yM and read the review here: https://www.thepublicreviews.com/u-dance-2015-theatre-royal-plymouth/

Next Audition: July 2023 apply online