The Pointe

The Pointe CP1

Youth Dance Company The first Classical / Contemporary Youth Dance Company Based in the North West for dancers aged 14 to 21 Years.

  • Do you love Ballet?
  • Do you love Contemporary Dance?
  • Do you like to choreograph / Improvise?
  • Or do you want to develop any of these skills to further your dance training and career potential?
The Pointe is the first Youth Dance Company that aims to focus on the technical aspects of Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance whist developing skills in choreography and improvisation. It is open to all dancers from diverse backgrounds, aged 14 to 21 years with experience in classical or contemporary dance, or with creative flair.

Vocational Diploma
Yr P/T
Teaching Course
Yr F/T
Foundation Course

The Pointe CP1

You will attend a total of 18 Sunday Sessions throughout the 2013 – 2014 Academic year and each session will include the following...
  • 1 Hour Ballet Class
  • 1 Hour Contemporary Class
  • 1 1/2 Choreographic Workshop
Each session will be led by a variety of tutors from the Classical/Contemporary Profession. The aim of the company is to improve and develop your technique whist also discovering and learning the art of choreography.

As the company develops there will be some holiday intensives, allowing students to engage with other artists, to develop new work and work under an intensive environment with the creative process, which will inevitably allow the dancers participate in further opportunities to be involved in performance related projects.
There will be 18 sessions over three terms. The cost for the year is £300 which includes the weekly sessions and performance rehearsals etc. However there is a scholarship scheme which means talented individuals can be supported where necessary. There are two full place scholarships available.
In the current climate of vocational dance training, it is the fundamentals of technique that are highly desired by any Vocational Institution and therefore The Pointe aims to provide additional training to the students normal training in a professional environment in order to prepare and support the dancers for the demands of vocational training, academic training ie. GCSE / A Level Dance / Undergraduate Degree and also the methods and structure of working within a dance company.
Whilst the technique classes will be challenging and methodical in their approach the Choreographic Workshop will allow the dancers to be part of a company. New works will be created each term by guest artists and the company will perform at a Variety of Youth Dance Platforms throughout the year, mainly those led by Youth Dance England and National Dance Agencies (eg. Ludus / Dance Initiative Greater Manchester etc.)
As a member of The Pointe you will be expected to act professionally and responsibly at all times. If you are selected you will follow a code of conduct that works in association with the structure of the company and gives you the guidelines in order to achieve your full potential as part of the company.
We are pleased to be able to offer two full scholarships for The Pointe for the 2013 – 2014 Year. These will be awarded to two dancers who wish to pursue a career in dance and will be assessed at the audition based on talent and commitment shown through the creative workshop.
The Audition will consist of a 1 hour Ballet Class followed by a 1 ½ Hour Contemporary Dance Class/ Creative Workshop.

You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. Please wear leotard/tights and ballet shoes for the ballet class and comfortable clothing with bare feet for the Contemporary and Workshop.

The cost of the audition is £20.00.

You will receive a letter within one week informing you of the outcome of the audition. Further details will then be sent to you if you are successful regarding schedule, payment etc.

Please complete the application form and return to;

The Pointe Youth Dance Company
Centre Pointe
1 Parkway
M34 3SG

Or email to info@centre-pointe.co.uk

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Centre Pointe Reception on 0161 337 0300 or via email info@centre-pointe.co.uk

We look forward to meeting you at the audition.

Deborah Norris and Caroline Wright
(Founders of The Pointe)