NYDC + Candoco Summer Residency

Following the success of the 2021 Summer School, National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) and Candoco Dance Company are once again working in partnership to bring you a week-long dance residency in August 2022.

This Summer Residency is for both disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 16-24, and offers a unique experience to create, train and perform with Candoco and NYDC and meet other like-minded dancers. Dancers will work with experienced artists and teachers to:

  • Develop dance skills
  • Learn, create and perform original work
  • Live and work as a company for a week

Who is the summer residency for?

Dancers based in England
Disabled and non-disabled dancers
Dancers aged 16-19 or up to the age of 24 if d/Deaf or disabled
Dancers who are not currently enrolled on a full time vocational dance course
Dancers with experience in any style
Dancers who are passionate about what they do

When is the Summer Residency?

7-12 August 2022

Where is the Summer Residency?

University of Warwick and Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, CV4 7AL


There is no cost to join the NYDC + Candoco Summer Residency. We will cover the cost of the dance activity, accommodation and food during the week. Travel expenses are not covered.

NYDC and Candoco are committed to ensuring that everyone’s access requirements are met and will work directly with each individual to ensure that access is fully embedded into the intensive.

How to Apply

We will be accepting applications from the 27 May 2022.
We will then invite some dancers to an online audition workshop on 2 July.
To apply please complete an application form by clicking on the Apply Now button at the bottom of the page, by 20 June, 2022 and send us a short video of you dancing as part of the application form.

What to include in your video

Task 1: Please introduce yourself – who you are, where you are from and why you like to dance. You can do this however you choose; you can use movement, text, singing, rapping, or anything else that tells us a bit more about who you are.
Task 2: Show yourself improvising – we want to see YOU and how you dance. All styles and ways of moving are very welcome. This could be you dancing at home, in a studio, or in a dance class. If there are other people in the video, please make sure that you tell us which one is you.

Total length of your video should be no longer than three minutes

You can upload your video to a video sharing platform (for example YouTube or Vimeo) and send us a link or load onto your Dropbox or Google Drive. We strongly recommend that you make sure your video is private (not public) and is deleted after August 2022.

Please do not worry about the quality of the film, recording on your phone will be perfect for us. The most important thing for us is that we can see you dancing.

For full details on the Summer Residency and how to apply/upload your videos, please download a version of the How to Apply Brochure which is also available in an easy read format.

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How to Apply Brochure

Application Pack

Easy Read How to Apply

Easy Read Application Pack

Audio brochure

An audio version of the brochure

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