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Grand final of BBC Young Dancer broadcast by BBC Two on 9 May 2015

Category finalists perform a selection of work live at Sadler's Wells, judged by a panel including Wayne McGregor.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

8 May 2015 at 12.33pm | Comment on this article

The Grand Final of the first-ever BBC Young Dancer will be broadcast live from Sadler's Wells by BBC Two on Saturday 9 May at 7pm. This will follow the Ballet Final, broadcast tonight on BBC Four.

Part of the BBC’s Year of Song and Dance, the competition aims to find the dance stars of tomorrow. Dancers aged 16-20 were invited to enter in one of four categories: ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop and South Asian dance. The winner of each of these will compete for the coveted prize on Saturday night.

The finalists from each category will perform a new solo created for them by a leading UK choreographer, a pas de deux, and a solo from their repertory. Their performance will be judged by a distinguished panel including Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, as well as fellow judges Kenrick SandyAlistair Spalding, Matthew Bourne and Mavin KhooZoe Ball and former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell will host the event.

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The BBC and the Royal Opera House are broadcast partners.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

8 May 2015 at 12.33pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Alistair Spalding, BBC 2, BBC Young Dancer, BBC2, broadcast, Darcey Bussell, Kenrick Sandy, Matthew Bourne, Mavin Khoo, Sadler's Wells, screening, Tamara Rojo, Wayne McGregor, Young Dancer, Zoe Ball

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