Auditions to be held for youth dance companies

Auditions are to be held this month for youth dance companies run by Universal Dance which bridge the gap between amateur and professional dance.universal-dance-un

They give students the chance to perform and compete on many different platforms throughout the year.

The companies are:

  • Graffiti, a senior street dance crew, for ages 15 to 18 years
  • Hustle, senior street dance crew, 12 to 14 years
  • Scribble, junior street dance crew, seven to 11 years
  • HED:Strong, senior contemporary dance company, 13-18 years

Universal Dance hopes to add a junior contemporary company later in the year.

HED:Strong was launched in 2003 and Universal Dance teachers Lindsay Willis-Wood and Jess Lloyd both used to dance for the company before Jess took it under her wing from 2008.

Lindsay said the street dance crews have been competing at big street dance competitions UDO and BDO since 2017 and the Graffiti girls are now the Under 18 Six Nations Beginner Champions.

She added they had high hopes for Hustle and Scribble too.

If you are interested in auditioning for the youth dance programmes please contact Universal Dance for an application pack at

Audition dates are:

  • HED:Strong: Wednesday, April 18
  • Graffiti and Hustle: Sunday, April 22
  • Scribble: September 2018.

• Contact details for Universal Dance can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Children’s Activities or Dance.

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