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AUDITION: THE NEXT STEPAuditions / Vacancies

6th May 2014 - 8th April 2014


£PAID


DANCE AUDITION: 16-20 YEAR OLD

Candid Casting are working on Canadian dance TV show ‘The Next Step’, which will be filming this summer for its 3rd series to be aired on CBBC.
The show features a dance studio that competes at an international level and we are looking for a new character to join the cast as an exchange student from the UK or Europe.

SHOOT: 11th-30th August in Toronto, with the possibility of some filming in Miami towards the end of October.

ROLE: 16-20 year old male or females.

It is essential all applicants are highly skilled dancers. The main style of choreography is contemporary, although the show does feature dancers who are specialists in a wide variety of styles from Ballet to Breakdance.

The character and plot is yet to be formed, as the personality of the successful dancer will inspire the narrative of their role within the show, therefore we are looking for dancers with a standout personality and character.

CASTING: 6th & 7th May at ISTD2 in London, and a recall session will be held on 8th May.

The show’s creator, Frank van Keeken, will be flying in to attend the auditions. Please find below the link to the choreography that will be performed. We will then ask all dancers to perform a short freestyle routine to highlight their individual talent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCk95EVDvP0

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Venue

LSTD2
London

Contact

02074908882
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www.candidcasting.co.uk


Stopgap Dance Company's April training daysProfessional Development

10th April 2014 - 15th April 2014


Stopgap's April professional development courses for dance artists and teachers

Professional Development Lab for Dance Artists with and without Disabilities

Dates: Thursday 10, Friday 11 & Saturday 12 April (10.30am – 4.30pm)

Cost: £150 (Earlybird) £170 (after 21 March)

Three day intensive with Stopgap Dance Company exploring creative practice and studio work. This experience is designed for dancers who are interested in delving deeper into integrated contemporary dance.

Responsive Dance Teacher Training

Dates: Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 April (10.30am – 4.30pm)

Cost: £160 (Earlybird) £180 (after 21 March)

A two-day dance intensive focused on responsive dance teaching and integrated choreography for community dance educators and practitioners.


Both sessions will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford.

To book a place or for more information please email Charlotte on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Venue

University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH

Contact



Lost Dog Easter ResidencyProfessional Development

12th April 2014 - 16th April 2014


£190 early bird offer for bookings made before 1 March (£230 for bookings made thereafter)


Lost Dog is offering an opportunity for recent graduates and dance students from full time undergraduate professional training courses to take part in a 5-day intensive residency led by Artistic Director, Ben Duke. The residency will replicate the first stages of Lost Dog’s rehearsal process; exploring theatrical, vocal and physical tasks as a way of creating solo material.

"In Lost Dog’s work we usually begin by searching for movement material that tells us something about the person we are watching. We are interested in discovering tasks that are challenging or inspiring to people. It seems that often the best work is made in these early playful stages of rehearsal." Ben Duke

The workshop will begin with a contemporary ballet class taught by Pippa Duke followed by creative sessions exploring the use of voice in generating movement; play in rehearsal and performance; spontaneity; storytelling as a tool for generating movement; and the relationship between audience and performer. There will also be times for the participants to work individually and there will be feedback sessions on the final morning.

The residency will be based at the idyllic Laughton Lodge near Lewes, a tranquil and inspiring space in the East Sussex countryside, where participants are invited to stay for the duration of the residency.

This workshop is open to recent graduates and dance students from full time undergraduate professional training courses.

Times:
Sat 12 April, 12:00-17:30
Sun 13 April – Tues 15 April, 10:00-17:30
Wed 16 April, 10:00-13:00

Accommodation: Accommodation is available on site for an additional £85 for 4 nights including food

To book: Please send a short biography including where you trained/are training, when you graduated (if relevant) and a paragraph explaining why you wish to take part, along with your name, email address and telephone number to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Places will be issued on a first come first served basis – we are requesting your biography only to ensure that we are offering this workshop to dancers of an appropriate level.

Deadline for booking: 1 April 2014

Venue

Laughton Lodge
Lewes
BN8 6BY

Contact

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www.lostdogdance.co.uk


what remains ... an artist bookLive Performances / Events

10th April 2014 - 18th April 2014


£from £12


what remains and is to come
Katrina Brown & Rosanna Irvine
an artist book - extending from the performance event

Texts: Ramsay Burt, Ivana Ivkovic, Mark Leahy
Photography: Kate Mount
Design: Kevin Mount

Support the project by ordering your copy now!
Go to: www.sponsume.com/project/what-remains-and-come-book-project
to see short video + info on the book and limited edition prints + to subscribe

Like the event and share: www.facebook.com/events/1451836241718912/

Subscribers will be acknowledged in the publication
Publication date May 2014

The performance invites audiences into the upcloseness of shifting relations between two performers, paper and charcoal. The book offers a different view towards the intimate and dynamic qualities of the live event. Photographic close-ups give a visceral sense of the performance materials. The texts think and offer context through and alongside.

Subscriptions close 11am 18th April

whatremains2.wordpress.com/book

Venue

www.sponsume.com/project/what-remains-and-come-book-project

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Just SoLive Performances / Events

17th April 2014 - 21st April 2014


£18, Conc £17, Members £16, Under 16s £12, Family £50


Based on the immortal short stories of Rudyard Kipling, Just So takes you on a fantastic journey along the banks of Africa's great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River to meet an amazing collection of strange and wonderful creatures.

Set at the beginning of time, the musical introduces the Eldest Magician who has created a world of beasts and birds and fish. Everything was just so, until Pau Amma the Crab began playing with the ocean, causing a flood that threatened the other animals. To stop the crab, the Elephant’s Child and his/her sidekick the colourful and entertaining Kolokolo Bird, go on a quest to the Limpopo River and discover many lessons including...

How the leopard got his spots...
How the rhinoceros got his skin...
How curiosity and a hungry crocodile can turn an elephant’s small nose into a very large trunk.

Venue

South Hill Park
Ringmead
Bracknell
RG12 7PA

Contact

01344 484123
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http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/14792/shows/just-so.html


DANCERS NEEDED FOR COLLABORATIONAuditions / Vacancies

7th April 2014 - 21st April 2014


£PAID


DANCERS NEEDED FOR COLLABORATION

We are looking for two solo artists to work on a proposed theatre piece based on learning disorders that is to be shown in London.

Individuals MUST have strong technique in one or more of the following styles;
Locking
Popping
Krump
Breaking
Hip Hop

A strong soloist and be able to pick up choreography.
A strong theatrical presence, with an ability to improvise and a desire to collaborate creatively.

It is essential that you CONSIDER YOURSELF TO HAVE, and are willing to share any learning disorders and/or unseen disabilities as this is central to the narrative of the work.

To show your expression of interest please email your CV and/or video link of your existing performances to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , marking the Subject as “Seeking Collaboration”.
Deadline; 15th April 5pm

Workshop Date; Sunday 20th April

Venue

TBA
London

Contact

07940988823
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Evolve Easter Retreat with Theo ClinkardProfessional Development

21st April 2014 - 22nd April 2014


£65


Rejuvenate, explore and evolve this Easter

Theo is a Brighton-based choreographer, performer and theatre designer.
Following 17 years touring internationally as a dancer with many of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers, he has spent the last 2 years making his own work, including the full-length creation 'Ordinary Courage', which launched his group in 2012.
This June, Theo will premiere 'Of Land and Tongue' a new double bill for intimate and unconventional spaces that incorporates his new solo work, 'Chalk'.

For this 2 day retreat, Theo will start each day with a focused 2 hour class.
Beginning with simple exercises that develop awareness and connection within the body, steadily building up through various movement patterns for coordination and articulacy, before employing various ideas for improvised movement generation and finishing up with some challenging phrase work.
Theo's class begins at a very open level and very gradually shifts towards more technical and expansive dancing.

In response to a perceived lack of professional opportunities for the sharing of set and specific physical information from dancer to dancer, Theo will follow class with detailed learning of material from his new solo. Providing tailored and personal feedback for each participant in the articulation, interpretation and performance of his choreographic material.

The retreat will also incorporate a series of generative and creative tasks that are at the heart of his current projects. Including an exploration into how dancers can connect to an internal sensorial space whilst remaining open to external stimulus, including their fellow performers.

Theo is an Associate Artist at Dance4 and Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance.
www.theoclinkard.com

If you need digs for the retreat please let us know when booking and we can put you in touch with fellow artists who can help

Venue

Arts at the Old Fire Station
4 George Street
Oxford
OX1 4AQ

Contact

07958 002207
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www.oxforddanceforum.com


Reading With Bach - Lizzi Kew RossLive Performances / Events

23rd April 2014 - 24th April 2014


£15, £10 concessions


Lizzi Kew Ross' Reading with Bach brings us dancers and musicians, Ruth Elder, Fred Gehrig, Henry Montes, Una Palliser, Alice Sara and Meg Saunders and takes us into the territory of books.

Through movement and music, we watch, see, listen, engage and speculate on that strange solitary act that is reading.

Reading With Bach is a kind of excavation, a form of collision. What is it to read – to turn the page and be led into minds, bodies, objects, space, architecture and worlds, including netherworlds and otherworldly ones? What is to be charmed, seduced or even bludgeoned by language, images, and actions? All this happens in our imaginations and not only do we construct these worlds within ourselves but what we imagine can become so real, that real and imagined collide.


LEOLive Performances / Events

17th April 2014 - 26th April 2014


££10 - £15


// LEO
What would happen if the law of gravity was to suddenly change? // "Mind-bending, illusionistic and spellbinding," The Edinburgh Reporter.
LEO is a solo physical theatre piece that challenges our sense of reality through the clever interplay of acrobatic performance and high tech video projection. Universally appealing to adults and children alike, this is the funny, intriguing and moving journey of a seemingly ordinary man whose world becomes physically unhinged.
The multi-award winning show LEO is a one man, one-of-a-kind physical theatre piece that defies theatrical convention as brilliantly as it does the law of gravity. Jaws will drop as LEO takes “off the wall” to a whole new level.

Venue

TOM The Old Market
11a Upper Market
Brighton & Hove
BN3 1AS

Contact

01272 201 801
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www.theoldmarket.com


Triple Bill : Mayakara, iisanmaaya and Boomerang DanceLive Performances / Events

26th April 2014


£6


The Mayakaras new work ~ Tales of a Timeless Town ~ is an original and exciting piece of immersive dance theatre. You will experience local tales and fables coming to life in an explosion of dance, set to the words of an eccentric story teller.

It is a wonderful collaboration between the young dancers, Lila Dance, an urban architect, a visual artist, composer, two young musicians, and a voice actor.

The iisanmaayas work ~ Learning To Fly ~ is a piece by dance artist Katie Green, about dreaming, growing up, facing challenges, trying and trying again to succeed against all odds.

Boomerang Dance, our company of professional graduate dancers, are presenting a quirky new work made with Tim Casson called ~ Direction ~

Venue

The Peter Catmull Theatre
Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
Hythe, Kent
CT21 4HL

Contact

(01303) 265521
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http://www.instepdance.co.uk/


Worship Dance and Movement RetreatConferences / Seminars

25th April 2014 - 27th April 2014


£15-175


Worship Dance and Movement Retreat
April 25th – April 27th @ Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton.
On the theme of Treasure and Truth take a weekend out to focus on the treasure truth that we have in our lives through God. Dance can bring healing, restoration and peace. Topics will be explored using dance, prayer, movement, times of reflection and art. No experience is necessary, residential and non-residential options available.

Venue

Kings Park Conference Centre
Kings Park Road
Northampton
NNS 6LL

Contact

07920 405512
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http://ucgrace.co.uk/getdancing/workshops/retreat.html


MATT FLINT DANCE WORKSHOPProfessional Development

27th April 2014


££16-£30


Matt Flint, Winner of BBC1's "So You Think You Can Dance" & choreographer for "Strictly" will be visiting Canterbury to teach a Dance Workshop. There will be classes in Musical Theatre Jazz & Commercial Street Dance, Q & A sessions & performance from Matt.

Participants will have the choice to attend the full experience (£30) or just one of the classes, (£16).

Juniors (age 7-13) 10.30pm-1.30pm

Seniors (age 14-adults) 2.00pm-5.00pm

(Sibling discount- £23 for full experience or £12 one class only)

Venue

Lifestyle Fitness
Knight Ave
Canterbury
CT2 8QA

Contact

07543054041
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www.westend-world.co.uk


Butoh Workshop with Yael Karavan in Brighton Sat 26th & Sun 27th AprilProfessional Development

26th April 2014 - 27th April 2014


££60 early-bird by 20th April £70 afterwards


Karavan is sharing over 15 years of Butoh experience having studied&worked with masters such as Kazuo Ohno, Tadashi Endo, Carlotta Ikeda, Yumiko Yoshioka, Ko Morobushi and more, in search of a contemporary physical language of expression bridging between east&west, dance&performance.

Butoh is an avant-garde dance philosophy/method, created in Japan. It's an approach to dance, aiming to connect us to our essence, nature, the universe &the cycles of life&death. Exploring metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, body awareness&the tension between opposites. Aiming to free the body from its mundane preconceived set of gestures &thus allowing us to access a deeper &more authentic essence of movement.

Venue

St Richard's church
The Crossway
Hollingdean, Brighton
BN1 7BW

Contact

07913261373
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www.yaelkaravan.com


Professional dance classDance Classes

15th January 2014 - 30th April 2014


Professional dance class continues - Teachers will include Yael Karavan, Antonia Grove, Yael Flexer and Victoria Fox as well as other guest teachers.

Classes at the Samurai centre are going to continue with not only a Wednesday evening class, but a Monday morning one too! The Wednesday class will remain at 8 to 9:30pm and the Monday one is from 9:30 to 11am.

Costs are £9 drop in, £35 for 5 class pass. It's possible to pay for the full season at a reduced price for either one or two weekly classes, if interested in this please email me at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

We begin on Wednesday the 15th of Jan and Monday the 20th with Yael Karavan teaching both evening and morning classes. Here is some info about her and her teaching:

Drawing on elements of contemporary dance, Butoh, and physical theatre, award winning performer and director, Yael Karavan, shares 15 years of professional experience, exploring some of the key issues for the dance performer. In her classes, Karavan offers a palette of tools and possibilities in the creative process exploring ‘presence’, metamorphoses, rhythm, intention, imagery and counterpoint, as well as how to relate dance to music, words and space.

The Samurai Centre is a 5 minute walk from Brighton Station. Address: 49 New England Street, BN1 4GQ

Venue

Samurai Centre
New England Street
Brighton
BN1 4GQ

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Moving with a Strong FoundationProfessional Development

10th May 2014


£20-25


Moving with a Strong Foundation
Saturday 10th May
10am—4.30pm | Christ's College, Larch Avenue, Guildford, Surrey.

Why do we move? What does God say? What’s moving in the Holy Spirit? What’s improvisation? How can you use prayer and movement? These are just a few questions we’ll tackle and get practical with at this training day.

£20 if booked in advance, £25 on the door.
A resource pack will be available for each participant on each day.
Registration will be from 9.40am each day.
A minimum and maximum number of participants is applicable for each day.

Venue

Christ's College
Larch Avenue
Guildford
GU1 1JY

Contact

07920 405512
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http://ucgrace.co.uk/getdancing/workshops/training.html


Just Jhoom! Teacher TrainingProfessional Development

10th May 2014 - 11th May 2014


£275


Qualify as a Just Jhoom! Bollywood Dance Teacher on this course suitable for dance teachers from any discipline.

The course seamlessly integrates Bollywood dancing, Indian classical and folk dancing and yoga-inspired exercises to produce a safe, effective dance workout for adults. Routines are developed to exercise all parts of the body from the eyes to the tips of the toes. Just Jhoom! is unique in that it does everything other dancercise workouts do – ie fat-burning, etc, but because of the use of the eyes, upper body and hand exercises within the workout it develops hand and eye co-ordination, provides a full mind and body workout and can be tailored to suit people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

This is what one instructor had to say about Just Jhoom!
“Just for the record, I can highly recommend the Just Jhoom! training course - not only is it extremely professional and of a very high quality, it is great fun too and the "aftercare" service is second to none... It really has been quite life changing for me and I would advise any dance professional to do it!” Nathalie – Silver Instructor

“Finally a class which proves that you can get into shape
and channel your inner goddess at the same time...” Denise Van

Venue

Bluecoats Sports Health and Fitness Club, Christ's Hospital
Horsham, West Sussex
RH13 0YB

Contact

01483 271059
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www.justjhoom.co.uk


Dad Dancing invites you to ‘Discussion & Dinner’Conferences / Seminars

14th May 2014


£15 or £5 conc


Join the Dad Dancing team for an open event filled with discussions, debates and dancing on the themes at the heart of the Dad Dancing Project. Attendees from across all sectors welcome. With talks and provocations from invited guests as well as a communal dinner in the BAC café, join us for discussions on the following topics:
• Fatherhood in modern families
• Societal pressures on men dancing
• Creativity and art in family/ community relationships
• Participatory arts and collaborating with “non-professionals”
• The science of “dad dancing”

* This event will be run in two sessions (3.30-5.30pm & 6.30-8.30pm) with a hearty dinner in between - sign up to both or just come for one!

About Dad Dancing
Dad Dancing is a contemporary dance project reflecting on growing up into a daughter and growing up into a dad. Created and choreographed by Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb and performed alongside their dads Adrian, David and Andy, the project uses idiosyncratic, embodied movement, humour and storytelling to explore father-child relationships.

Watch a part of the show here:
http://bit.ly/DDvideo14

INVITED GUESTS
Session 1 (3.30-5.30pm)
DR. PETER LOVATT is a Reader in Psychology and a Principal lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he heads the Dance Psychology Lab. Before starting on an academic career Peter was a professional dancer. As well as getting us all up and moving, Peter will be focussing his attention on the science behind Dad Dancing.
SARAH RACKHAM is the Community Development Manager at the Katherine Low Settlement, a space that provides services for older people, youth projects, community and faith groups, unemployed people and programmes for people with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Sarah will talk about how she has seen projects enrich communities and strengthen families in Wandsworth.

Session 2 (6.30-8.30pm)
ELEANOR MASSIE is an AHRC funded doctoral researcher in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University, London. Her research explores the terms ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ and their usage in contemporary performance. She will be leading a long table discussion exploring what audiences might gain from watching ‘non-professional’ performers.
JESS THORPE is half of the creative partnership Glas(s) Performance which makes autobiographical theatre and of Junction 25 an experimental performance group for young people, both based in Glasgow. Jess will reflect on her experiences of working on Chip a duet made with her dad and From Where I’m Standing made with Junction 25 performers and their parents.

TICKETS
£15, £5 (conc. including Wandsworth residents, students, freelance artists, and those on employment benefits) – dinner included
Call: 020 7223 2223 Go online: www.bac.org.uk


A project by Rosie Heafford, Alexandrina Hemsley and Helena Webb, co-produced by Second Hand Dance and Battersea Arts Centre

Venue

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
SW11 5TN

Contact

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https://www.bac.org.uk/content/32539/see_whats_on/workshops_talks__events/dad_dancing_invites_you_to_dinner__discussion


Safe & Effective Practice In TeachingProfessional Development

17th May 2014 - 18th May 2014


£175


This practical course covers required knowledge from a dance science perspective for the Level 5 Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification (Trinity College London). Each day is also available as a standalone course.

Day 1: physical preparation for class; basic anatomy and alignment; class progression.

Day 2: nutrition and hydration; positive learning environment; different dance populations; injury management.

An additional day workshop (below) is available to support those wishing to complete the level 5 qualification.

Who for?
Dance artists, teachers and community dance practitioners, working with dancers of all ages (but with a particular interest in young people), in various youth and community dance settings, including schools. This course is relevant to teachers of all dance styles.

Tutor
Edel Quin

DAY 1 - 17 May 2013 (10.00h - 17.00h)
This first day will address the context and importance of safe and effective dance teaching practice from a dance science perspective. It will include practical examples and explorations on applying principles of safe practice, to: physical preparation for class; basic anatomy and alignment; class progression.

Time will be provided at the end of this day to introduce and explain the Level 5 Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification (Trinity College London).

DAY 2 - 18 May 2013 (10.00h - 17.00h)
The second day will cover: nutrition and hydration; positive learning environment; different dance populations; injury management


Contemporary Dance (ages 50+)Dance Classes

23rd April 2014 - 21st May 2014


£40 for the term


It’s never too late to start dancing! Discover the world of contemporary dance in this enjoyable, creative class.

Laura Doye, professionally trained dancer, teacher and choreographer has adapted the contemporary dance style to cater for all levels of experience. The classes aim to be fun and give participants the opportunity to explore and discover this exciting dance style.

These classes will be taking place in the Steven Pimlott Building at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Booking Info:

Dates:
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Cost: £40 for the term

If you would like to enquire about a bursary, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Venue

Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park
Chichester
PO19 6AP

Contact

01243 784 437
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http://www.cft.org.uk/contemporary-dance-50-years#-Overview


Jaleo Flamenco presents A CompásLive Performances / Events

29th May 2014


£18.50


Formed in 1988 by award winning artists from Seville, Jaleo have captivated the attention of audiences and firmly established an international reputation as a very exciting, colourful and dynamic dance company.

In a scintillating fusion of heart-wrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain after three years with their latest new stage show, A Compás, brimming over with the intoxicating rhythms, palpable energy and joie de vivre which has become synonymous with the company.

A Compás (in rhythm) charts an evocative musical journey through the diverse flamenco regions of Andalusia in which some of Spain´s finest award-winning artists combine their talents in a mesmerizing tour de force to produce a unique spectacle of universal appeal which encapsulates the very essence of flamenco.

“Spellbinding fusion of acoustic guitar, rhythm, songs, handclapping and ignitable dance” The Guardian

Venue

Connaught Theatre
Union Place
Worthing
BN11 3PX

Contact

01903 206206
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www.worthingtheatres.co.uk


Boost your career - CPD day with Joe Bates and Surrey Dance CollectiveProfessional Development

29th May 2014


£25


Join SDC members and Joes Bates for a practical day based on getting your career on track. For students, recent graduates or those who have been working for a while, take the time to think about how, what, when and where you want to work in dance. Filled with tools, tips and tricks, this day will be tailored to attendees, so come with questions and get set to take off!

About Joe Bates
Joe originally trained as a dancer at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, gaining a first class BA Honours Degree in Performing Arts (Dance), going on to train and study at London Contemporary Dance School. Joe worked extensively as a dancer and also as a production/stage manager in both dance and theatre before training in arts management. In 2007, he completed a Masters Degree in Arts Management, specialising in dance education and training, at City University, London. Joe previously worked as Company Administrator for EDge, The Postgraduate Performance Company of London Contemporary Dance School, and then went on to work as a freelance Associate Manager with Gwen Van Spijk @ CUE for a range of projects and clients including Ricochet Dance Productions (move-me.com), Wired Aerial Theatre and Bedlam Dance Company. In 2008, Joe established Morton Bates Arts Services with fellow arts manager Claire Morton to offer a range of services to arts organisations, companies and individual artists. Having previously built successful careers in the arts sector, they combined their breadth of knowledge and skills so as to offer a wider range of services and knowledge to their clients, bespoke to meet each client’s individual needs. Their clients range from solo and independent artists to large-scale, international touring companies across all performing art forms.

Booking Details
Members
For just £25 you can access all SDC ‘Articulate’ activity until July 2014!
To book your place on any of the courses, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and send in a £10 deposit. Plus, attend 5 ‘Articulate’ events and receive a £10 travel bursary to a performance of your choice!

Non-Members - £25
Please email for a booking form and return it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Venue

Surrey Arts, Westfield School
Bonsey Lane
Woking
GU22 9PR

Contact

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www.surreydancecollective.com


Transitions - Mixed BillLive Performances / Events

4th June 2014 - 6th June 2014


£12, £8 concessions


Transitions will perform a mixed bill of new, progressive dance work specially commissioned from both established and upcoming choreographers Stefanie Batten Bland, Ikky Maas and Dog Kennel Hill Project. The variety of three choreographers' repertory offers a diverse programme, and a standard of performance that will excite dance enthusiasts.


Fred & Ginger (aged 50+)Dance Classes

23rd April 2023 - 9th June 2014


£40 for the term


This dance class looks at simple dance steps in the style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

The Fred & Ginger sessions will explore rhythms and melodies through dance focusing on learning basic dance sequences, improving fitness and meeting new friends.

The sessions are co-led by Laura Doye and Iona Holland, who are both professionaly trained dances, teachers and choreographers. They will guide you through a wide variety of steps and dance styles.

Come on your own or with a partner.


Dates:

Monday
April 28
May 12, 19
June 2, 9

Wednesday
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Please remember to add £1 if you would like your receipt posted, or pick it up free from the Box Office.

If you would like to enquire about a bursary, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

Venue

Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park
Chichester
PO19 6AP

Contact

01243 784 437
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http://www.cft.org.uk/fred-ginger-50-years#-Overview


Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi Workshop in BrightonProfessional Development

2nd July 2014 - 4th July 2014


£100/£50 Deposit £50


Katie Duck and Alfredo Genovesi

A workshop in dance and music improvisation

Following their hugely popular workshop in 2013, Katie and Alfredo are returning to Brighton for a 3 day workshop in July this year…

The workshop

Katie Duck has been investigating theater, dance and music with live performance for over 30 years. In her workshop, she takes a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in a live performance combining her background in the performing arts with her curiosity for advances in brain studies, music and movement research.

Katie’s collaboration with Alfredo began in 2008 when they discovered that they shared a deep interest in the creative process that improvisation implies.

Alfredo explores ways of extending the sonic palette and musical choices available guiding the musicians toward Improvisations that range from completely open to structured games and strategies.

Katie and Alfredo guide the workshop group as a whole to experience degrees of real-time dialogue and equally contribute feedback for the dancers, performers and musicians out of their unique musical and performing arts history and knowledge.

The workshop is open to dancers, musicians, actors, performance artists and/or anyone interested in our curiosity in brain studies using the act of performance as their case study.

Katie Duck

Katie Duck has been making performance since the early 1970’s. She has been a hugely influential figure in the improvisational performance scene internationally, inspiring generations of improvisers and performance makers. Her continuing collaborations with music artists has always been a central part of her working approach.

www.katieduck.com

Alfredo Genovesi

Alfredo Genovesi – is a free improvisational electronic guitarist. Using an artillery of pedal effects, electronics, found objects, external sound sources and shifting guitar tunings, he constructs a multi-layered and complex sound world.

Beyond his solo performance, his versatility as a sonic improviser has led to collaborations with theatre, dance, television, film, animation, performance art & educational workshops.

Venue

The Dance Studio, University of Brighton
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY

Contact

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Youth DanceDance Classes

18th September 2013 - 16th July 2014


£60 per term, bursaries available.


A dance company for young people aged 9 - 13 who want to explore, create and perform inspiring dance of the highest quality alongside professional dance artists and companies.

The classes run on a Wednesday evening from 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

If you would like to join, please fill in the form on the CFT website and we will get back to you regarding registration for Youth Dance.

Venue

Chichester Festival Theatre, Steven Pimlott Building
Oaklands Park
Chichester
PO19 6AP

Contact

01243 784437
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http://www.cft.org.uk/youth-dance


Relatedness In MotionProfessional Development

14th July 2014 - 18th July 2014


£395


The Relatedness in Motion intensive is an exceptional opportunity to explore Rudolf Laban’s principles and practice focussing on the concept of “relatedness”.

The 5 day course explores theory through practical sessions and lectures. Participants will practically investigate how we embody relationships within our own body and between ourselves and others, in both the body language of everyday life and within choreography.

You will learn fundamentals of relatedness structures and apply them creatively and analytically, expanding and developing your knowledge through the highest quality teaching in our state- of- the- art facilities.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and disciplines aged 18+, you may be a dancer, actor or teacher, theatre director or movement facilitator.

The course is led by dance specialists in Choreological Studies from Trinity Laban’s Faculty including Valerie Preston-Dunlop, Rosemary Brandt, Melanie Clarke, Ali Curtis-Jones and Olga Masleinnikova.

This course will allow you to gain knowledge which may enable you to apply for the Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies: Contemporary Developments in Rudolf Laban’s Principles and Practice.

Venue

Laban Building
Creekside
London
SE8 3DZ

Contact

020 8305 9365/9477
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https://shop.trinitylaban.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=18&catid=33&prodid=181


Participant wanted for 'Under The Vaulted Sky'Opportunities for Dance Artists

15th March 2024 - 23rd July 2014


£Free


Wanted: Performers and dancers of all abilities aged 9+ to get involved with 'Under The Vaulted Sky' - a large-scale outdoor performance involving a cast of 100 dancers.

'Under The Vaulted Sky' is being created by award-winning choreographer Rosemary Lee for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival.

Rosemary has been inspired by Milton Keynes’ magical Cathedral of Trees to create this new dance performance, and is now looking for 100 participants of all ages and experience from the area to join her small team of professional dancers.

'Under The Vaulted Sky' will have its world premiere over the first weekend (18 - 20 July) of the 10-day International Festival.

The spacious and green Cathedral of Trees in Newlands was planted more than 40 years ago with different trees and plant species representing architectural features.

Whatever your age and experience, this will be an opportunity to work with professional artists to create and perform in a unique, quality performance within a unique outdoor setting.

In addition, participation offers experience of working and performing on camera (a recording of the performance will be made).

Although the most important requirement for this project is to love moving and dancing, it would be useful - though not essential - if participants have had some experience of dance, movement or performing in public.

Participants must be able to take part in a series of workshops and rehearsals from April to July 2014, following taster workshops in March.

For information and an application form, Go to www.ifmiltonkeynes.org or contact Helen Innes (Project Co-ordinator): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / mobile 07922 337642.

'Under the Vaulted Sky', created by Rosemary Lee. Produced by The Stables and Rosemary Lee Projects with Artsadmin

Commissioned by The Stables for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival and supported by Arts Council England through an Exceptional Award, Milton Keynes Council, The Parks Trust and South East Dance. Sponsored by The University of Bedfordshire

Venue

Cathedral of Trees
Newlands
Milton Keynes

Contact

07922 337642
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http://www.ifmiltonkeynes.org/festival-news.html/100-people-wanted-to-take-part-in-039-under-the-vaulted-sky-039.html


Open Contemporary ClassDance Classes

3rd April 2014 - 31st July 2014


£4.80


A vibrant open contemporary class for anyone passionate about dance and who wants to learn or continue dancing. Suitable for 14yrs upwards, we have a mixture of ages, with university graduates along with teenagers.
A challenging, inspirational class lead by the lovely Steph Vezmar, owner of VEZ Dance.

Venue

Prima Stage School, Larkfield Leisure Centre
New Hythe Lane
Larkfield, Kent
ME20 6RH

Contact

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http://primastageschool.co.uk


Dance Summer SchoolProfessional Development

21st July 2014 - 1st August 2014


Our Summer School offers an opportunity to experience intensive dance training of the highest quality in our state-of-the-art facilities, while meeting new friends from all over the world. We welcome people of all backgrounds aged 16+.

Venue

Laban Building
Creekside
London
SE8 3DZ

Contact

+44 (0)20 8305 9400
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http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/schools-community/summer-schools/dance-summer-school-2014


Adult BalletDance Classes

13th February 2014 - 14th August 2014


£5.00


Beginners' adult ballet classes!

Every Thursday evening I will be teaching a fun beginners' ballet class at the Rochester Dance Junction in Rochester, Kent.

Or come along at 8.30pm on Thursday as well, for the improvers' class for those who have done ballet classes before, or want more of a challenge.

Starting from the 13th February, just in time for Valentine's Day!

All the best
Clare Wilders
PDTD registered RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) teacher.

Venue

Rochester Dance Junction
Maidstone Road
Rochester
ME1 3QJ

Contact

01634 404454
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www.clarewilders.co.uk


Commonwealth Dance Experience, NamibiaProfessional Development

4th August 2014 - 29th August 2014


£1100 plus flights


Namibia’s first professional dance company has been invited to represent Namibian youth at Glasgow 2014 for the Commonwealth Games. To complete the exchange experience, OYO is seeking dancers from overseas to work with them in Windhoek. Would you like to work with an NGO that harnesses dance and other arts to engage, inform and empower young people to tackle HIV and related social issues?

We are seeking 6 outstanding, self-motivated and energetic dance students or graduates with a desire to experience dance in a development context. You will be working with members of the OYO Dance Troupe to create a piece that will be performed to reach learners and members of the public. The piece will directly tackle a social issue that is pertinent to the moment and the community. We are looking for talented individuals who have the skills to work creatively and to a tight deadline, who are vibrant, reliable performers, comfortable as role models, confident at building new relationships, and ready to adapt quickly to new people in a new culture.

On this Dance Experience with OYO, there will be 3 weeks of full-day rehearsals in Windhoek to exchange skills and create the new piece, immediately followed by performances. For further details, costs, and to apply, please read the attached information document or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 00264 61 254 915 to speak with the Director.

Venue

OYO
4 Babie Str
Windhoek
97217

Contact

00264 61 254 915
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www.ombetja.org


Sharing a Passion, Generating CreativityProfessional Development

13th September 2014


£20-25


Sharing a Passion, Generating Creativity
Saturday 13th September
10am—4.30pm | Soul Survivor Watford, 7 Greycaine Road, Watford, Hertforshire.

How can you share, deliver, and plan dance worship sessions and presentations across different ages? How can you incorporate different art forms, props? What is creativity and how can you share it?

£20 if booked in advance, £25 on the door
A resource pack will be available for each participant on each day.
Registration will be from 9.40am each day.
A minimum and maximum number of participants is applicable for each day.

Venue

Soul Survivor Watford
7 Greycaine Road
Watford
WD24 7GP

Contact

07920 405512
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http://ucgrace.co.uk/getdancing/workshops/training.html


LEVEL 2 JUST JHOOM! BOLLYWOOD DANCEProfessional Development

16th August 2014 - 14th September 2014


££495 with training bursary


Inspired by the Glitz and Glam of Bollywood…Then this is the right course for you!

Just Jhoom! means Just Dance! It brings together Bollywood dancing and Bhangra to create a unique dance focused discipline. With a sophisticated edge. It’s fun, healthy and mindful – nourishing both body and mind.

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM THE QUALIFICATION:
Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Exercise Movement and Dance to adults (CYQ)
Just Jhoom! Bollywood Dance Teacher Certificate

BURSARY
As the national governing body for EMD, funded by Sport England, we are in a unique position to offer YOU our courses at a subsidised fee through our Academy training bursary.

SO WHAT ARE WAITING FOR?

Enrol with us today: http://www.emdacademy.org/course-calendar/enrol/21

The course consists of two parts:
Part 1: Home study & Online learning modules
Part 2: Course delivery learning the specific dance discipline & Practical Assessments

Course Overview: http://www.emdacademy.org/course-calendar/view/21

The EMD Academy team will be encouraging you in your journey to becoming teachers, providing resources, advice, further training opportunities and affiliating to Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership

Train with us today, inspire people tomorrow the Bollywood way.

Stay connected @EMDAcademy #BeInspirational

Venue

EMDP, Unit 14 Graylands Estate
Langhurstwood Rd
Horsham
RH12 4QD

Contact

01403 266000 Ext 205
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http://www.emdacademy.org/


British Ballet Organization (BBO) Teaching Qualifications starting January 2014Professional Development

1st February 2014 - 20th December 2014


The British Ballet Organization (BBO) offers Level 3, 4 and 6 (degree equivalent) Teaching Qualifications in either Classical Ballet or Commercial Theatre for students aged 18+,professional dancers and teachers with weekly, monthly or long distance options for busy professional people. For Level 4 and 6 there are 2 intakes a year with an cohort starting in January for which we are still excepting students.

The BBO also offers various CPD opportunities throughout the year including Health, Safety and Safeguarding, and Bio-medical Considerations in Dance Teaching.

For more information on our courses or CPD opportunities please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone 202 8237 7011 or visit www.bbo.org.uk

Venue

London

Contact

02082377011
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http://bbo.org.uk/training/teacher-training-and-development.php


Evolve ApprenticeProfessional Development

4th March 2014 - 4th March 2015


£8 p/h


Footlight's Evolve Apprenticeship

Footlight Arts and Wellbeing have received funding to run a Youth Community Performing Arts company for one year - running from March 2014 to March 2015.

You will be required to fulfil the role of Apprentice on the Evolve Project, Surrey working under the supervision of Rachel Sarno. Your usual place of work will be Ministry Studios Ltd, Guildford.

Requirements Essential/Desirable
Willingness to work fairly flexibly Desirable
Experience in Performing Arts Essential
Aged 18-24 Essential
Willingness to participate in accreditation Desirable
A minimum of English and Maths G.C.S.E achieved Essential
First Aid trained Desirable
Willingness to complete enhanced DBS (CRB) Essential
Own transport Desirable

Role as an Apprentice

Your roles as an apprentice are set out below;
• Sign in and out young people
• Bring in new ideas and artists to programme
• Support with general session running
• Stage manage during final performance
• Attend meetings
• Share project and promote Footlight

You will be working on a self-employed basis. The rate of pay is £8.00 per hour and paid on receipt of invoice on a monthly basis.

You will be responsible for your own tax and National Insurance payments, however, assistance will be given to set this up.

We expect that you will be working 3 hours per week, 35 weeks of the year, however, the date of these requirements may change and can change in agreement between yourself and Footlight.

An enhanced DBS must be received before beginning any lone-work. You must agree to follow Footlight's Health and Safety guidelines, Equal Opportunities Policy and Child Protection Policy.

Should you wish to apply for this apprenticeship position, please send a cover letter, up to date C.V and previous experience of working within your community to;

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Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2014

For more information or any questions on the position, please Call Rachel on 07783441322.

Venue

Ministry Studios Ltd
Guildford

Contact

07783441322
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www.footlight-arts.co.uk


UNIQUE FOUNDATION COURSE OFFERING WORK EXPERIENCE WITH CHANTRY DANCE COMPANYDance Classes

1st September 2014 - 10th July 2015


£4000 p.a payable in instalments


In 2014, Chantry Dance Company is launching a Pre-Professional Foundation Course for students of 16+ who are considering a career in dance or performing arts. The course has been designed to offer a unique opportunity to: * experience professional life by training alongside a working UK dance company, and gain work experience to boost your dance career progression,
AND * participate in intensive, studio-focussed learning.

The curriculum is broad-based, covering all major dance techniques, as well as acting, singing and other areas of industry knowledge. This provides a foundation for many aspects of the performing arts industry, and is suitable for students who are looking to make a career in sectors such as:
Contemporary Dance, Commercial Performance, Musical Theatre.

The course is divided into 2 parts.
FIRST PART – 1 term part-time training with the company
Here students take class with Chantry Dance Company’s professional company during their touring season, as well as observe rehearsals. This provides a unique and vital experience of what life is like within a professional company, whilst gradually building stamina and developing technique. It also provides vital work experience which will boost the students’ career progression.

SECOND PART – 2 terms full-time studio-foccussed training
Here students engage in studio-based work independent of the company. The sole focus is the students’ technical, artistic and personal developement as dancers.
Classes include:
Ballet – Jazz – Contemporary – Singing – Acting – Musical Theatre -Acrobatics – Improvisation – Audition Practice – Anatomy – Nutrition – Choreography – Commercial Jazz – Tap
Individual Tutorials and Career Guidance is also given. All tutors are from Chantry Dance Company or industry professionals.

The course is designed to bridge the gap between recreational level dance school training and full-time vocational training or professional work. It is suitable for recreational-level dance school students of 16+, or for students who may have already completed some form of higher-level dance education but are looking for further training to develop their practical skills.

To find out more about the course, please visit:
www.chantrydancecompany.org/pre-professional-foundation-course

For more information, please contact us:
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Rae Piper
tel: 07989 588038
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website: www.chantrydancecompany.org

Venue

Contact

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www.chantrydancecompany.org/education.html


Springs Dance Company Apprenticeship SchemeOpportunities for Dance Artists

15th September 2014 - 10th July 2015


£1905 / £4070


The Apprenticeship Scheme offers the unique opportunity of an intensive dance training in a Christian context in which participants learn from the extensive professional experience of Springs Dance Company.

The elevate dance company course is a 9 month course which culminates in a national or international tour in which students perform and teach as Springs' daughter company, elevate. The course focuses on developing the technical proficiency, performance skills, and community experience required for touring, and provides an excellent foundation for anyone wanting to either pursue a dance career, or to use his or her talents effectively in the church or community.
For those with less dance training, the elevate foundation course is a three month course held between September and December, and focuses on equipping students with the key skills necessary to initiate and develop dance in church and community settings.

The next audition will be held on Thursday 27th March. Check out our website or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details on how to apply!

Venue

London

Contact

07775 628442
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www.springsdancecompany.org.uk


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