Several people of different genders and ethnicities in a dance studio, on the floor leaning on their arms
Scatter Dance Company Credit: Photo by Rocio Chacon 2019

Scatter Dance Company

Scatter Dance Company is The Place’s adult dance company for people who have previous dance experience. The company meet once a week during autumn and spring terms. They take part in class with company Rehearsal Director Tory East, work with a guest choreographer for a term, and have the opportunity to perform at various venues and festivals such as Bloomsbury Festival and Innovate Dance Festival.

How to join

To be a part of the company you must attend one of the auditions. The audition for entry to Scatter Dance Company 2022/23 will take place on Wed 14 Sep. Please contact classes@theplace.org.uk to join our mailing list and keep updated about the company.

Timeframe

Autumn term: mid-September to mid-December
Spring term: mid-January to mid-March


4 young dancers on stage wearing white tops and trousers. They are on the floor lifting their back legs up behind them.
Shift Dance Company Credit: James Keates 2022

Shift Dance Company

Shift Dance Company for young people aged 14-19 years meet every Thursday evening during term time.

The company is led by a rehearsal director, who supports the group throughout the creation of their own choreographic project, in working with guest artists and choreographers, and in presenting shows on professional stages.

A large groups of young dancers aged 9-14 years, on stage wearing brown tunics and standing in various poses
Shuffle Dance Company Credit: James Keates 2022

Shuffle Dance Company

Shuffle Dance Company for young dancers aged 9-14 meet every Saturday afternoon during term time.

The company is led by a rehearsal director who works collaboratively with the group to create new dance pieces that are performed throughout the year.

How to join

To be a part of Shift or Shuffle Dance Company you must attend an audition. The audition for entry 22/23 has taken place. Please contact childrenandyouthdance@theplace.org.uk to join our mailing list and keep updated about the companies and future auditions.

Timeframe

Shift Dance Company requires a year-long commitment from September through to July.