Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company (MYDC)
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.
MYDC Seniors: 1404 extract, The Dance House Cardiff, 2019
We have three strands of MYDC:
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 & Advanced 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 Seniors: The Inner Landscape, The Borough Theatre Abergavenny, 2014
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