CAT Taster Days – Additional Date Added, Book Now!

  • Thursday 3 June 2021, Dance City Newcastle
    • 10:30am – 1:15pm or 1:30pm – 4:15pm, Age 10-16 years

CAT Taster Days give young dancers aged 10 – 16 and their parents/guardians the chance to find out more about life on the Dance City CAT Programme.

The Taster Session will consist of a half an hour observation of current CAT students taking class, a 1½ hour contemporary class followed by a short break and then a 30-minute presentation about the CAT for both parents and students to attend. This event will take place at Dance City Newcastle, subject to covid-19 guidelines.

To book your FREE place CLICK HERE,  or call the Dance City Ticket Office on 0191 261 0505.


We are also still accepting CAT Online Auditions – Apply Now! 

We are launching our Online Audition Application Process and we are delighted to still be offering opportunities on the CAT to the talented young dancers from across the region.

Having closely followed the Government guidance regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, we have had to alter our approach to the CAT Auditions this year.

In response to the current ongoing circumstances this year’s application process is going to take a different structure to our on-site auditions though we remain committed to ensuring that the aims, ethos and outcomes of the process are of a high standard. You must be aged 10 – 16 to apply and no formal dance experience is required.

You can apply for the Dance City CAT by following two steps:

STEP ONE: Complete an Online CAT Audition Application form.

STEP TWO: Online Audition Video Submission

  • submit an audition video which will include: a) a short introduction of yourself, b) learning and performing a taught phrase and c) a short creative task response.

Once you have completed the Online Audition Application Form, you will receive an email with clear guidance and full details about submitting your audition video.

You will need to submit both the Audition Application Form and an Audition Video Submission to be considered

What happens next?

  • We will contact all applicants via email by 5pm on Friday 11 June 2021 regarding the outcome of their submission. Successful applicants will be invited to a 2nd Stage Audition on either Saturday 19th June 2021, Sunday 20th June 2021 or Saturday 26th June 2021 at Dance City Newcastle*.
    *Subject to covid-19 guidelines.

Is there a deadline to apply?

  • There is currently no deadline to apply however there is a Panel Review Date: Sunday 6 June 2021. Applications received after this date will still be accepted however these applicants will be invited to attend a 2nd stage audition later in the year, if successful.

We look forward to receiving your Online CAT Audition Application. If you have any questions, technical issues or for further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at