RISE Youth Dance

Website: http://www.riseyouthdance.com/ (opens in new tab)

RISE Youth Dance is a Bristol based youth dance company providing citywide training, access and progression for young dancers from the ages of 8 – 19. We also run a traineeship for young dancers aged 18 – 25 who are interested in a career in dance.


RISE aims to build aspiration and skills for members through dance in classes, performances and teaching, through rigorous training, visiting artists, intensives, and relationships with partner dance organisations.

The Company is recognised nationally as an excellent training ground for young dancers and many students progress to the UK’s top training institutions such as Trinity Laban and The Place. RISE teachers are regularly invited to lead workshops to develop technique, choreographic skills or to talk to young people about progression to a career in dance.

RISE Company: 13-18 years old, entry by audition each September 

RISE Performance Group: 16 -18 years old, entry by audition each September

RISE Trainee Scheme: 18-25 years old, entry by application form and audition each September

RISE Juniors: 8-12 years old

Horison North and South: 12-16 years old


RISE Youth Dance 2019-20 Trainee Programme – applications now open

Applications are now open for the RISE Youth Dance 2019-20 Trainee Programme. The RISE Trainee Programme, launched in 2016, was designed to offer young dancers aged 18 and upwards a higher level of dance training, a chance to develop their teaching skills through their relationship with RISE Youth Dance, as well as real experience of what it’s like to be a dance artist in the industry today.