Sponsored by: Dance4 and Nottingham CityCare Partnership

To enter the Dance category you must identify yourself as one or more of the following:

  • A dancer
  • A group leader
  • A choreographer
  • Someone who is working in dance and is having an impact on the art form in the City of Nottingham

Applicants must do the following:

  1. Complete the online application form and in the 300 word statement explain the following:
    • Why you have entered the awards
    • What your role has been within the dance activity
    • How your dance activity fits in with the theme of the Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2017, Nottingham, Future City (see guidance below)
    • How the dance activity that you are involved with has developed your skills (dance and other skills)
  2. Tell us about any live performances, events or workshops that the judging panel can attend to see your work live.   Please enter details in the Other Information box on the application form.
  3. Submit supporting evidence about your work (see below)

Supporting Evidence

Please provide supporting evidence for your dance work.  This could be submitted as:

  • Video link of rehearsal, or performance footage
  • Video clip of yourself talking, describing how your dance work is having an impact on the art form in Nottingham
  • DVD of your work
  • Link to a website featuring your work
  • Photographs
  • Any other way of demonstrating why you should be considered for a dance award.

The more evidence you send, the more the panel will know about you. Please ensure you put web links in the Other Information box of the application form, or send hard copies of materials to the address on the Submit Entry page.

Theme for 2017 Nottingham, Future City 

The theme of Nottingham Young Creative Award’s 2017 is:  ‘Nottingham Future City’

This can be interpreted in any way you see fit. Use your imagination to think about what Nottingham might be like in the future, what are your desires for the city in regards to any one of these areas, for example culture, creativity, sport, politics, nature, education, or the law. Or perhaps you could show what you would you like to see develop in the city of Nottingham, in the future. The focus should be positive; this is all about showcasing Nottingham and its young talent.

For more information on the theme please read the guidance attached to the online application form or contact Dance4 to discuss your application in more detail.

Dance judging panel

Becky Aram


Nicola Chambers


Joy Mukaka


Joanne Belton

YCA Trustee