YDE Stride! is an annual leadership and development programme aimed at young people wishing to explore the many career opportunities available within the dance sector. YDE Stride! offers a rare opportunity to participate in an action-packed residential, devise projects with skilled and professional guidance, and develop experience and knowledge of the dance sector through a work placement and support of a mentor, all of which aim to help participants get a head start with their career in dance.
YDE Stride! is a national programme delivered at a regional level by YDE Stride! 'hosts' who have all planned various exciting activities, workshops and training sessions for the YDE Stride! 2010 participants. Three hosts have been selected to deliver the YDE Stride! 2010 programme: Dance4, Dance South West, and East London Dance with Sadler's Wells.
YDE Stride! is for young people aged between 14 and 19 years old*, with an entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem-solving skills.
Applicants may or may not have already participated in a YDE performance programme, but should be seeking to extend their understanding and experiences of the dance profession and be curious to find out what options they have for a future career in dance.
To find out more, and download an application form go to the YDE website: www.yde.org.uk