A DANCE organisation is looking for people with a learning disability, autism or both who want to progress in their dancing career.

TIN Arts, based in Durham City, has partnered with Yorkshire Dance to create The Talent Hub - a two-year programme for people with learning disabilities across the North-East and Yorkshire.

The programme runs from 2018 to 2020, where ten dancers will meet George Williams, from Thornaby, who was the first dancer with a severe learning disability to perform with the National Youth Dance Company.

They will receive dance technique training and work with choreographers to create a new piece to tour nationwide in 2020.

Six residencies will be held throughout the programme to bring the ten dancers together, and each will receive individualised ‘wrap-around’ support where they live.

Martin Wilson, Executive Director and co-founder of TIN Arts, said: “It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any dancer with a learning disability, autism or both so I’d encourage everyone to apply.”

Applicants must be aged 18 and over by July 1 and are invited to submit a video of themselves dancing and fill out an application form online.

Applications close on Friday 27 April. More information can be found at yorkshiredance.com/talent-hub/