Creative Partners



YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is the award-winning national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland. Working through key partnerships in education, culture, health, and sport, we provide high-quality dance experiences across three main areas of work – Talent Development, Education and Participation.

We value dance as not just a physical activity but as an expressive art and strive to aid the development of children’s appreciation for performance. All sessions aim to meet the benchmarks required for dance at each stage of the curriculum.

Dance offers exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary work with other areas of the curriculum. Embedding creativity within the Curriculum for Excellence is core to the YDance education programme. The flexibility of dance as a tool for learning and as a standalone subject, makes dance an effective vehicle to explore many subject areas, including maths, science, history and more. YDance professional dance artists lead and collaborate with teachers to produce learning outcomes in identified curriculum areas and/or SQA qualifications. This innovative approach to teaching combines the skills of artist and teacher to inspire learning and bring the curriculum to life, enabling learning that is relevant, challenging, enjoyable and gives pupils opportunities to gain recognition for individual achievements.

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YouTube – YDance21


Linzi McLagan

0141 552 7712

The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ

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