Somerset Youth Dance Company (SYDC) are a group of gifted and talented young dancers from throughout Somerset, aged 13-21, who share the passion and enthusiasm to perform and dance together.
Now in its third year SYDC have excelled both as a collective and individually, developing into a stronger, more professional youth dance company, training as performers, chorographers and dance artists.
In July 2013 they achieved national success in the Youth Dance England U.Dance Festival in Leeds and have also performed at both the county and regional youth dance platforms, as well as the Glade stage at Glastonbury Festival. SYDC achievements are partially due to their incredible hard work but also to professional choreographers Raquel Meseguer (Lost Dog); Louise Barrett (Pretty Good Girl); Carrie Madgewick; Hayley Barker; Chris Mead; Richard Alston; Jasmin Vardimon; Retina, Phoenix and Stomp, who have all helped the group create professional pieces over the last year.
On an individual level two members of SYDC, Rose Hadfield and Georgia Johns, have been selected to represent England as part of Youth Dance England's new 'National Youth Dance Company'. Other members continue to achieve places at Dance Schools and Universities with ex-members now at LIPA, Stella Mann, Urdang, Laban, Roehampton, DeMontfort & Bournemouth.
Katey Leader, Director of Dance at Take Art, said, “It is so exciting for me to witness the next generation of young dancers develop into intelligent, professional dance artists.”
The company couldn’t run without the continued support of the Octagon Theatre, Bridgwater College Academy & Bridgwater College and from all the schools and youth dance leaders who encourage their young people to take part.
If you are interested in joining SYDC we run auditions every September, which will be advertised in our What's On section.
To find out more information please contact Katey Leader at email@example.com