Shift Taster (ages 14-19)

Summer 2018


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Join us at The Place on Sat 14 Jul for an invigorating and creative taster session with The Place’s Senior Youth Company Shift.

What can I expect?

Our Shift Taster Sessions provide an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a Shift company member.  

The session will consist of a contemporary dance class led by Shift's Creative Director, Hilary Stainsby, with an opportunity to learn sections of the current company piece taught by company members. You will also have the chance to talk to the dancers about their experiences of Shift and any other questions you may have.  

If you have any questions or special requirements that we need to be aware of to help support your experience with us, contact the children and youth dance team on 0207 121 1080 or

When is the taster?

We have two taster sessions available on Sat 14 Jul, please see below for timings:

  • 9.30-11am
  • 11.15-12.45pm

What is Shift?

For more information on Shift, including the application and audition details click here

Who is this for?

Anyone aged 14-19years can attend.

The taster is a great opportunity to experience what it is like to be a Shift member, it may help you decide if you want to audition for Shift in September and if it’s right for you.

Is there a cost?

The 1.5 hour session costs £10.00

If you are unable to afford this please call our friendly team 0207 121 1080 to get more information on our means tested bursary discounts.   

I want to audition for Shift do I need to attend the taster?

No, you do not need to attend a taster session prior to auditioning but it is recommended so that you get an insight into the 'company life' and to hopefully confirm if you’d like to audition for the company.

For Audition information, including how to apply please click here

Times: 9.30-11am 11.15-12.45pm
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place
Day: Saturday
Level: Open
Style: Contemporary