Our youth talent programme, SYD:B Creative Dance Academy Brighton, is our sibling company to Shoreditch Youth Dance Company (SYD) and first flagship creative professional training project for talented and aspiring young dancers based in and around East Sussex.
SYD:B as already established itself as a creative home for many local young dancers. Led by Lee Smikle and a team of professional dance teachers, choreographers and guest artists, SYD:B is designed to complement dancers current training and not replace it.
Sessions are focused, fun and allow the dancers to step out of their comfort zone, immerse themselves in a new environment, and challenge their current approach to dancing both mentally and physically.
Training is in contemporary dance technique, ballet, developing creative and choreographic skills, exploring new approaches to movement and performing.
Lee is known for his creative, fun and honest approach to teaching, making sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the classes collaborative, engaging and educational. Based around the 'SYD Spirit' ethos, combining Lee's many years of working with young dancers and developed projects and training for organisations like: Centre for Advanced Training Programme (CAT) at Trinity Laban and The Place, Matthew Bournes New Adventures and his Shoreditch Youth Dance Company (SYD), where the term 'SYD Spirt' was born.
Want to AUDITION to join the SYD Family?
To register your interset please fill out and submit an audition application form and we will be in touch before our next round of auditions. Click on the button below:
Who is it for?
Dancers aged between 10 - 17 years old with either previous ballet or contemporary dance experience. Are ready to take their dancing to the next level and serious about exploring the options of training at a dance conservatoire and having a potentail professional dance career. Are open to collaborating alongside others to challenge and develop their creative practice and dance technique. Invite only.
If you think this sounds like you we'd love to hear from you.
Sunday during term time from 9:30am - 4.00pm.
NEW Saturday classes starting in January.
How much does it cost?
Cost: £350 per term.
(for Sunday or Saturday class option)
(First term £390 includes SYD:B Sweat and T-shirt)
How do I Join?
Entry is invite only by audition.
To register for an audition:
click on the AUDITION FORM button.
NEXT AUDITIONS: 7 & 8 Decemeber 2019.
Due to popular demand we will be launching our SYD:B Saturday classes from January 2020. (dates below) Please register to hear about further auditions and SYD:B workshops.
TERM DATES 2019/20
Autumn Term 2019:
Sunday 15 September until Sunday 1 December.
( half term 20 and 27 October )
Spring Term 2020:
Sunday 12 January until Sunday 29 March.
Saturday 11 January until Saturday 28 March.
( half term 15 & 16 February )
Summer Term 2020:
Sunday 26 April until Sunday 28 June.
Saturday 25 April until Saturday 27 June.
(half term 23 & 24 May)