BBC Young Dancer 2017

The BBC has once again launched its annual search for UK’s best and brightest young dancers. 

Following the success of the first ever competition last year, the BBC is now inviting young dancers to submit entries in four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, South Asian Dance and Street Dance.

The winner from each category and up to two wild cards will earn a place in the Grand Final at Sadler’s Wells which will be televised live on BBC Two. The Grand Final will be judged by a leading panel of dance experts, to be announced.

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 – 21 and are required to submit a video of two solo pieces by 2nd October 2016. An application form for the competition can be downloaded here or on the BBC Young Dancer website (

More information about the competition can be found on the official BBC Young Dancers website.


Telephone: 02920 323900


Twitter: @bbcyoungdancer