Lancashire Youth Dance Festival

Ludus Dance and The Dukes present the 9th annual Lancashire Youth Dance Festival

Fri 21st and Sat 22nd April 2017

YDFEST returns to The Dukes in Lancaster

Two nights of dynamic and exciting dance with some of the most talented young artists from across Lancashire and beyond. From contemporary and physical theatre to street dance. Join us for this flagship celebration of young talent and creativity.

Ludus Dance established the Lancashire Youth Dance Festival (#YDFest) over 8 years ago and since then has been working with The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster to offer youth dance groups (aged 11-21) the opportunity to take part in a wide range of high quality dance and theatre workshops, before giving a public performance of their work to an audience at a professional venue.

Each year participant groups are selected from a wide range of applications by a panel which comprises both dance and performing arts professionals, as well as young people. This panel considers things such as their enthusiasm for exploring new dance styles, creating innovative choreography and daring to try something different. Groups are invited to attend workshops and perform on one of the two dates.



Vicky Frayard

Creative Programme Manager

Vicky's responsibilities include managing Lancashire Youth Dance Festival as well as a range of health and educational projects across the North West. Need to chat? Get in touch: