• Are you an aspiring choreographer or dancer aged 16-25?
  • Interested in developing choreographic skills in any dance style?
  • Studying for GCSE, A Level Dance or vocational degree qualifications?

If you tick one or more of these boxes, then Choreolab is for you.

So what is Choreolab?

Choreolab is a young people’s choreographic program. It helps you to explore your creative potential, and gives you insights into everything involved with programming a production.

How does it work?

Advertised early September each year, Choreolab runs during the October half-term. There are then a series of drop in follow-up days for rehearsals. The program finishes with a performance sharing in the Patrick Centre for family and friends.

If your application is successful, you’ll:


  • be supported by two mentors
  • work with top Dance Artists/Choreographers
  • be given time and studio space to choreograph independently
  • get lots of valuable one-to-one and feedback from others on Choreolab


You’ll also be trained in crafting performances, lighting, pitching ideas, and marketing.

How much does it cost?

The fee is £100.

This covers all your morning technique classes, sessions with the professional choreographers, and individual tutorials. It also includes your lighting workshop, sharing costs, and your ticket to a performance in the Patrick Centre in the Autumn programme.

Each year, we set aside two spaces each year for students who can’t afford this fee. If you’d like to discuss this, please get in touch.

Choreolab is not running for 2016. Stay tuned to this page for future updates.