BBC Young Dancer - 2017
The winners of the four categories: ballet, contemporary, South Asian dance and street dance, together with at least one wildcard, will dance in front of a panel of judges including Marc Brew, Kevin O’Hare, Kate Prince, Nahid Siddiqui, Kenneth Tharp and Jasmin Vardimon. Each finalist will perform three pieces, including new work made by some of the best emerging choreographers.
Friday 24 March, BBC Four – Street Dance Category Final
Friday 31 March, BBC Four – Ballet Category Final
Friday 7 April, BBC Four – South Asian Category Final
Friday 14 April, BBC Four – Contemporary Category Final
Saturday 22 April, BBC Two – GRAND FINAL (live)
Each of the four BBC Four programmes will focus on an individual Category Final, going behind the scenes as the young dancers prepare for their performances with the help of teachers and mentors. The programmes will also feature highlights of the dancers’ performances and thoughts from some of Britain’s foremost dance experts, providing an insight into what it takes to succeed in such a competitive and pressurised discipline.