Phoenix youth Academy NE

Phoenix Dance Theatre is one of the UK's leading dance companies and we are delighted to be the first Phoenix Youth Academy satellite campus outside of Leeds.


“As an ex-Phoenix Company dancer, I am so excited that we are the first organisation in the country to be hosting the new Phoenix Youth Academy, connecting Gateshead and the North East with one of the countries most prestigious dance companies!”.  


                                            - MARTIN HYLTON - 


Phoenix Dance Theatre is now also a study option in the new GCSE Dance examination.


The Phoenix Youth Academy NE provides access to dance training of the highest level and quality in Contemporary Dance. It will provide opportunities for young people to explore contemporary dance technique appropriate to their age and development, whilst creating an environment in which highly motivated individuals can extend their skills and explore their potential with regards to pre-vocational training. Technique and performance are the key elements of this programme.


The Phoenix Youth Academy NE dancers will meet for two 1.5 hour sessions per week, one technique based session and the other focusing on choreographic development of the companies current work.   All sessions will be delivered by Phoenix Dance Theatre personnel, both past and present.


What we provide:

Dancers will:


  • Undertake a minimum of three hours training over two classes per week;

  • Receive regular opportunities to perform in theatres regionally and nationally, at times alongside Phoenix Dance Theatre and the Leeds Phoenix Academy;

  • Two intensive weeks per year with Phoenix Dance Theatre teachers and  choreographers;

  • Individual mentor support and progress tutorials;

  • Advice and guidance with regards to the application process for vocational  training;


Weekly classes take place during school term times as follows:

  • Mondays          18:00 to 19:30hrs

  • Wednesdays    18:00 to 19:30hrs

Classes are based on a rate of £4 per hour which, over a 32 week year, gives and annual fee of £384. Fees can be paid half termly or in full upon commencement. There are no fees for performances. 

Autumn Term (12 weeks) £144
Spring Term (10 weeks) £120
Summer Term (10 weeks) £120
Access to auditions is by invitation only
Phoenix Youth Academy NE  is committed to ensuring that no one is declined a place due to financial reasons and has a small number of bursaries. 
For more information please contact our Youth Dance Coordinator Andrea Masala:


image credit © Pete Huggins

image credit © Pete Huggins

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