Tickets: £25 Dance UK member price or £30 non-members (including lunch and drinks)
**More speakers now confirmed and full timetable announced**
Donʼt miss out on Launch, the annual professional development and networking day designed especially to help dance students and recent graduates starting out in their careers.
The packed day provides seminars and hands-on practical advice from a mixture of emerging and established dance professionals, who have all had amazing careers both as dancers and in the other diverse roles the dance profession offers. Launch gives young dance professionals the relevant information and tools to choose and successfully pursue specific roles in the sector, including teacher, manager, dancer, choreographer and everything in between.
Northern Ballet dancer and speaker at Launch in Leeds, Hannah Bateman, says: "It's important that those who are currently active in the business can support emerging artists and it's great to have an event outside London. I'm excited to be participating and to meet the next generation of dance talent."
Check out the video from last yearʼs Launch at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3zz3wW9qDo
9am – 9:30am: Registration
9:30am – 10am: Welcome - Beth Cassani and Janet Smith
10 – 11:15am: Chat show - Hannah Bateman, Anthony Missen, Matt Flint and Wieke Eringa
11:15 – 11:30am: Tea and comfort break
11:30 – 12:15pm: Finances for Dancers/Money Matters - Tim Tubbs
12:20 – 1pm: Break out sessions: Working in Education and Community - Karen Knox and Helen Linsell OR How to work with a Producer - Kirsty Redhead
1:05 – 1:55pm: Lunch (provided)
2 – 3:10pm: Emerging Artist Chat show and Questions - Lydia Cottrell, Sophie Unwin, Khyle Eccles & Carlos Pons Guerra
3:15 – 3:55pm: Break out sessions: Working as a Choreographer - Gary Clarke OR Dance Health/Resources available to keep Dancers Healthy - Erin Sanchez
3:55 – 4:15pm: Afternoon tea and cakes (provided)
4:20 – 5:00: Break out sessions: How to Audition - Tracy Tinker OR How to Write an Arts Council Application - Sarah Shead
5:05 – 5:30pm: Round up - Beth Cassani and Janet Smith
5:30 – 7pm: Networking drinks (provided)