Experience Workshops take place from May to July each year. You will take part in company class, learn repertoire from NYDC productions and take part in creative tasks.

Experience Workshops can also be used as an opportunity to be considered for a place in the company. A selection of dancers will be invited to attend a final workshop at Sadler's Wells in London later in the year. After the final workshop, 30 dancers from across England are invited to join the company.

Experience Workshops are open to dancers from all backgrounds and abilities, with experience in any dance style. There is no cost to attend the workshops but places must be pre-booked through the booking form below.

There are a few criteria that are essential to be able to book a place at an Experience Workshop:

You are NOT currently enrolled on a full time vocational dance course*, and are not planning to be from September 2017- August 2018

You are aged between 16 – 18** or up to the age of 24 if you are deaf or disabled

(*Vocational dance course: Students studying A-level or BTEC Dance at school or college are eligible to book. Students studying at a dance conservatoire or university are not eligible to book. Please contact us if you require further clarification.)

(**Age guidelines: Our focus age group is 16 - 18 years. However, there may be some flexibility in exceptional circumstances, further details in Join Us.)


The Experience Workshops are fully inclusive and are open to deaf or disabled dancers aged 16 – 24. Please contact nydc@sadlerswells.com for further information.

Please note that support during the booking process is available to dancers with particular access needs.

Do contact us if you wish to discuss this further.

Experience Workshops 2018

Bookings will open in Spring 2018. Please email nydc@sadlerswells.com for further information.