County Youth Dance Company, CYDC is a youth dance company that promotes contemporary dance for students aged 14-21, building on the work of the nationally renowned West Glamorgan Youth Dance Company (WGYDC) which between 1981 and 1997 created over 40 original pieces. Many of our former students have gone on to establish successful careers within the dance and performing arts industries.
The work of the company aims to develop young dancers’ skills through an educational structure involving technique and creative practice. The staff and practitioners working with CYDC aim to promote and support the further development of contemporary dance in training, education and performance
Taliesin Arts Centre is a major partner and a champion for the work of the company. It is our shared aim to have a programme of events that will facilitate contemporary dance continuously rather than just on an annual basis. This is being achieved thanks to the partnership with our sister company West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company, Taliesin Arts Centre & Bishop Gore School – all of which have a commitment to arts education and support for young people. Our joint ambition is that the provision of quality contemporary dance activity, for the young people of this area, will be secured for the future.