Swindon Youth Dance Company

Swindon Dance – enriching lives through dance

Swindon Youth Dance Company is our flagship youth dance company offering technical, choreographic and extensive performance opportunities across the southwest. It provides a unique pathway for aspiring young dancers. 

The company aims to develop confidence and physical ability in contemporary dance, inspire creativity, technicality and musicality, encourage choreographic input and offer high quality performance opportunities.


the course

SYDCo is a performing youth dance company that meets every Tuesday 6:15-7:45 p.m. during school term  time. As a member of SYDCo, you will take part in:

      • weekly dance sessions led by the group leader in contemporary and choreographic work
      • a creative intensive led by a regionally/nationally renowned guest dance artist to create a new work on the company
      • the chance to take part in additional workshops when the opportunity arises
      • the opportunity to perform locally, regionally and nationally at least twice a year
      • the opportunity to watch professional dance performances
      • the sharing of work for family and friends at the end of each term
      • receive a company t-shirt or hoodie each year
      • the opportunity to attend an end-of-year company meal to celebrate your achievements


    Many company members progress from SYDCo to the Centre for Advanced Training or continue to attend alongside the CAT training programme.

    Joining SYDCo

    Entry to SYDCo is by audition only
    Next audition – Tuesday 6th July 2021, 6.30-8.00pm
    The audition will include a contemporary technique class plus creative tasks. Please note you do not have to prepare a solo.

  • Sign up to audition

    Meet the team

    Programme Manager – Sarah Fletcher
    Group Leader – Emma Carter

    If you have any questions or need further information please email Sarah Fletcher here

    Watch SYDCo in action

  • Swindon Youth Dance Company performing ‘Thank you to our NHS nurses’ choreography Emma Carter & dancers

    Swindon Youth Dance Company on stage at U.Dance National Platform