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Dance: Education

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made towards establishing six new Centres of Advanced Training for dance. (277136)

Government responsibility for Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) in dance falls to the Department for Children, Schools and Families, who advise that the Department's Dance Scheme currently supports seven CATs in dance with two more centres coming on stream during school year 2009-10. There will then be dance CATs serving every region of the country, with CATs in the south-east and south-west also establishing satellite centres to enable even more young people to benefit from the training on offer.