Ludus Dance maintains a series of strong dance programmes that engage a diverse variety of people in dance and the arts.

Our core mission to engage and empower is articulated through a quality programme of activity aimed at building and diversifying our audiences across Lancashire and the North West.


The Ludus Mission - Ludus Dance

Ludus Youth Dance Company

Ludus Youth Dance Company (LYDC) is one of the North West’s flagship youth dance companies. For the last four years the company has been selected to represent the North West at the U.Dance National Festival and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

LYDC offers high quality training in contemporary dance technique, physical theatre and performance skills for young people aged 14-21.

Big Up North Dance Theatre Festival

Ludus Dance and The Dukes present two nights of performance that ‘Big Up’ the diverse and exciting range of high quality dance theatre talent on our very own doorstep.

Big Up North returns on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April. Applications are open NOW!


Arts Award is an accredited framework for young people who want to learn and develop their artistic skills. 

We deliver Arts Award as part of our participatory dance programme to enable young people to broaden their understanding of the arts and gain a recognised qualification.

AMP (Accelerate Move Propel)

AMP provides life-enriching experiences, engaging and motivating young people aged 14-25, with special educational needs and disabilities across Lancashire.

With dance as the main artistic tool, this programme allows young people to develop the skills required to lead more independent lives and creative viable pathways for integrated youth dance in the North West.

Need to know more about our ongoing programmes?
Talk to the Ludus Dance team today