Dance Kaleidoscope is a pre-professional training company for aspiring dancers. Based in Whitley Bay, it is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 516104) which performs shows in and around the local area as well as undertaking biannual overseas tours. Since its inception in 1964 Dance Kaleidoscope have visited every country in Europe, parts of the Middle East and also the U.S.A.
As well as giving young dancers the opportunity to partake in the performance of these shows the company also teaches its dancers many other skills such as prop creation; costume alteration; and how to use lighting and sound equipment.
The company performs a Kaleidoscope of dance styles including ballet; modern jazz; tap; traditional English folk; highland and many more.
Dance Kaleidoscope's mission statement is to,
"Promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art of dance in all its aspects by the presentation of public performances, and to promote and advance the education of young people in the art of dance by means of giving instruction and promoting the practice and performance of the said art.";
Entry to partake in Dance Kaleidoscope tours is by invitation and prospective dancers may be invited from the age of 9 upwards depending upon ability and standard.