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Sat 23 March - Sun 12 May

Lowry CAT Dance Training - Open Day

Experience exciting dance workshops in technique and creativity delivered by Lowry CAT [Centre for Advanced Training] Dance Artists. Open to all young people aged 10-16 years, interested in dance and living in the Northwest of England. No previous dance training necessary, just a passion and aptitude for movement. There will be the opportunity to meet students currently training with The Lowry CAT and to see the CAT in action!
After the workshops, parents/guardians will join their young people and Lowry CAT Staff for a talk and discussion about life with the vibrant community that is The Lowry CAT.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing that you are happy to move in & without risk to your modesty [such as tracksuit bottoms and a T-Shirt] or dance wear if you prefer and should you have this.
Bring: a bottle of water and a healthy snack for breaks. 
Only book one ticket per young person attending. Do not book for family members. In order to attend this event please confirm your email address at the time of booking.
About The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training
The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training [Lowry CAT] is part of a nation-wide scheme funded by the Department for Education. The Lowry CAT is a pre-vocational dance training scheme for talented young movers. CAT students train with exceptional tutors and guest artists to develop strong physical & artistic skills.
We are accessible to those passionate about wishing to train in dance regardless of their experience so far. CAT is a means-tested scheme ensuring that young people, with potential in & wishing to dance, do not have barriers to accessing qualitative training.
We will be holding Auditions on Saturday 27th April and Sunday 23rd June for those interested in joining the Lowry CAT.
If you would like further information, take a look at the website links below. You may also get in touch by emailing
For more information visit our page on The Lowry website:
To find out more about the Dance CATs nationally visit:
Visit our linktree to keep up to date with us on socials and in the press:
From March our Audition Application form will be on our linktree & page on The Lowry website
Please contact if you would like to discuss any access needs.
Attending an Open Day is a great way to find out whether The Lowry CAT suits you/your young person.
To experience CAT before auditioning, we are offering these Open Days plus:

We are now accepting applications to audition for a place on our dance training programme from September 2024!

Please submit your application by filling in the form here: Apply Here

This year we are giving a choice of two audition dates to ensure all interested are able to audition.

Audition Dates: Saturday 27th April or Sunday 23rd June. 

Applicants are encouraged to attend an Open Day prior to their audition. Our Open Days are on Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 12th May. 

Book an Open Day Here