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Dance - Working with others

Dance imageDance at York St John is proud of its relationships with dance professionals throughout the region. We have a longstanding link with Leeds-based Yorkshire Dance at all levels. Our staff are involved in regular discussion forums and critical evaluations of work at the venue and students can benefit from workshops, classes and performances at Yorkshire Dance, which is less than an hour away from the campus at York.

YSJ has also linked up with Dance United, a national organisation working with young offenders to run workshops and training sessions in Bradford.

In the third year students have a chance to work with experienced choreographers at an intensive level, but we also ensure a regular contact with outside professionals who contribute their insights into technique, etc. 

We maintain regular contact with a host of local organisations, including the Castle Museum, Clifford's Tower, libraries and churches, all of which have played host to site specific productions.


Flight Effect Dance Company

The third year of your course is a professional year. You will work with an independent choreographer in the making of a new piece of work that will tour with Flight Effect Dance Company, the third year graduate touring company. You will make your own choreographic works and have an opportunity to present them at CREATE, the Faculty of Arts annual public festival of creative excellence and will tour to other regional, national and occasionally international venues. Past choreographers include, Gary Clarke, Simon Birch, Francis Angol. A video of Klub23, Flight Effect's touring piece from 2011, choreographed by Gary Clarke can be viewed here



Create  is an annual showcase which gives York St John a unique opportunity to exhibit the work and talents of its students to the wider public. Work on show includes music, theatre and dance performances, fine art and product design exhibitions, and film and TV screenings.




Image provided courtesy of Roshana Ruben-Mayhew.