CAT Connect

The Place and Hot House Dance join forces

to create a brand new dance programme for people

aged 12-18 years

The Hertfordshire Advanced Training Scheme is level 4 (of 5 Levels) in the Hot House Dance contemporary dance structured training programme. What is the HHD Contemporary Dance training Programme? All courses focus on dance training, rather than just dance classes, better preparing every dancer for greater success.

The Hertfordshire Advanced Training Scheme is a unique intensive dance training course designed to identify and assist, young dancers with exceptional potential in dance, creativity and performance skills to prepare and progress them into full-time professional dance training. Dancers are trained by professional dance artists, and guest teachers, with extensive experience in the dance industry.


The Hertfordshire Advanced Training Scheme focuses on 5 core areas: 

1. Advanced dance technique,

2. Developing creativity and choreography,

3. Performance skills and opportunities,

4. Dancers’ health and wellbeing.

5. Dance career and progression guidance.


As well as weekly training, dancers will take part in cultural activities such as theatre and gallery trips, workshops and events working with dance industry specialists. The curriculum has been devised to give dancers a strong grounding in technical and creative skills in contemporary dance, as well as an introduction to the wider dance profession. 


At the end of the scheme, dancers will be signposted to other dance opportunities in the region and beyond.


The Hertfordshire Advanced Training Scheme is open to any young person aged between 12-18 years old. 

The benefits of dance, creative thinking, and being part of an authentically supportive community are well known and are undoubtedly proven to improve participants physical and mental health, but Hot House Dance go further, at the centre of everything we do the 'whole' person is our first and most important focus. Our tried, tested and proven approaches to teaching guarantee that every member of the Hot House Dance family will benefit from 

Audition Date: Monday 13th December 2021

Closing Date: Monday 6th December 2021


No other Dance School has inspired or motivated me
more-what I have achieved under Hot House Dance's mentoring I could have only dreamed of doing 3 years ago.


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the challenge

are open

Hot House Dance is not just another dance class...

we go further

  • Improved emotional & social confidence

  • Surround yourself with positive, fun like-minded community of people that appreciate you for being you

  • Express your true self and get creative

  • Become stronger, fitter and have more physical confidence

  • Achieve high standards in dance, and have fun at the same time in a supportive environment

What else do you get?​

  • Exciting Performance opportunities

  • Proven track record in a high level of success at dance progression

  • Dancers at Hot House Dance see an increase in grades in other dance qualifications and improved ability and confidence in all dance techniques

  • Work with like-minded, focused & committed dancers

  • We are constantly developing to make sure we meet your individual needs & high expectations, we regularly invite professional guest teachers to share professional and cutting edge ideas

Where: Central Hertfordshire

When: The course runs January - July 2022


The reasons Why people dance is deeply personal, individual and as varied and vast as the stars in the sky.  It goes without saying Hot House Dance will teach you what dance is, and how to dance, the Why is often deeply hidden, with barriers and obstacles in the way. Using tried, tested and proven caring and supportive approaches you will not only discover your why, but you will be supported and nurtured to confidently express your why. Are you ready for the challenge? Our secret is to improve the person first because we know when you improve the person first, the true dancer follows. double win!


We uniquely focus on the whole person, and fill in the holes in character and dance training, with you at the centre.


Other Youth Dance Classes at Hot House Dance


PROPAGATOR Youth Dance Company


Youth Street Dance

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Hertfordshire Advanced Training Scheme


Momentum D.C

Centre for Advanced Training at The Place (CAT) and Hot House Dance are delighted to introduce CAT Connect.

CAT Connect supports young people to develop their dance skills, broaden their knowledge and explore exciting routes into advanced dance training and Higher Education.

Hot House Dance is an organisation based in Hertfordshire that inspires excellence in dance training. CAT, The Place is a scheme for young people aged 10 – 18 years who have energy, commitment and passion for dance.

CAT Connect is funded by the Department for Education, Music and Dance Scheme, which provides access and participation opportunities to children from all backgrounds.

You will receive weekly dance classes and creative sessions,performance opportunities, a visit to The Place and more...