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.


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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.

Dance ON Lockdown

In the midst of our third national lockdown it's time to Dance ON. For all the home-schoolers and in-schoolers and anyone who needs to shake up in their day, we invite you to join us and Dance ON Lockdown.

Movement and creative sessions shared via Facebook and You Tube.


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.

The Promenade of Galaxies

The Promenade of Galaxies is a mass particpatory performance, devised by our flagship youth company, LYDC for Light Up Lancaster.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, The Promenade of Galaxies questions the meaning of the most optimisitc event of the 20th century with a multi-cultural perspective on the race to the moon.

We have created a model of engagement for festival commissioners and community groups to perform at light festivals around the country.


Bounce Back

The Bounce Back project, in partnership with Cancer Care, is a health intervention scheme using digital music, visual arts and dance, as tools to engage young people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, issues with grief and bereavement.



State of Flux 2.0

Funded by BBC Children in Need, State of Flux 2.0 uses the arts to support soft and hard skills development, reduce social isolation and develop self -worth and aspirations in young people from The Cove (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service CAMHS), Heysham.



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