Youth Dance Platforms

We are proud to deliver three youth dance platforms per year as part of our commitment to provide performance opportunities and raise aspirations of young people. We invite the very best of local, regional and national talents to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre to present their work in front of an audience of up to 230 guests.

Yorkshire Youth Dance Platform

Previous years have included performances from DAZL Youth Dance Company, Vivid Dance Theatre, 412 Dance, and Phoenix Youth Academy. Last year, we had 111 young people from Halifax, Leeds, Pontefract, and Sheffield perform to a sold out audience.

Summer Youth Dance Platform

As a celebratory event for the end of the academic year, this special performance brings together groups, schools and colleges with whom we have worked with over the past 12 months. It takes place in July each year and showcases performances from our Saturday School, Illuminate Dance, members of our Schools Partnership Scheme, Phoenix Youth Academy and Academy North East.


The ResTec takes place late November/early December annually in recognition of World AIDS Day. We aim to raise awareness through dance and send our practitioners to work in local schools across Leeds during a six-week period in order to create work that explores themes related to the topic.

Our Youth Academy and youth dance groups from London are also invited to perform at this event.