Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company

MYDC is Dance Blast's flagship Youth Contemporary Dance Company. Set up in 2007, MYDC supports and nurtures young, talented dancers in the Monmouthshire area. It provides opportunities for young dancers with an interest in Contemporary Dance to develop key dance and performance skills through weekly sessions, master classes and performance possibilities.

Dance Blast recognises that many who first join MYDC have little or no previous experience of contemporary dance, their dance experience may be in other dance styles such as ballet, modern or street dance, which is absolutely no problem.

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MYDC Seniors: 1404 extract, The Dance House Cardiff, 2019

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We have three strands of MYDC:

Juniors (8-10yrs)

Intermediate (11-13yrs)

Seniors (14-18yrs)

Members join MYDC thorough either an audition class or progression up from one of our open access classes, such as Junior Blast, Blasters, Atomic etc. MYDC Intermediate & Seniors are also involved in our Ignite project, choosing and working with new choreographers, creating dance for stage and site specific performance. 

All MYDC classes run on a Wednesday, please see timetable below for up to date information:

MYDC Juniors 

Studio 1

4:30-5:30pm

 

MYDC Intermediate  

Studio 1

5:45-7:00pm

 

MYDC Seniors 

Studio 1

6:30-8:30pm

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MYDC Seniors: The Inner Landscape, The Borough Theatre Abergavenny, 2014

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Many members go on to study dance in higher education and become members of National Dance Company of Wales Associates. Previous members of MYDC have completed Undergraduate & Postgraduate degrees in Dance from:

- The University of Lincoln

- Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

- London Contemporary Dance School

- Northern School of Contemporary Dance

- University of Wales Institute Cardiff

- Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

- The University of Bedfordshire 

If you're interested in joining MYDC please contact Zoe or Sally at danceblastclasses@gmail.com or danceblast1998@gmail.com