Currently Dance UK holds two seminars in partnership with other organisations for graduate dancers and for choreographers.
Launch graduate career day
Launch is the professional development day for dancers who have recently graduated and is held in partnership with The Place. It is open to members and non-members and there are places for up to 50 peoplemore »
Choreoforum is the national seminar for choreographers. It is a one-day melting pot of choreographic creativity, bringing together choreographers to swap ideas, discuss current issues, hear personal stories and meet people. Choreoforum took place in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 and will next be held in 2011more »
The Rayne Fellowships
Dance UK administered the Rayne Fellowships in choreography in 2006 and 2007. The Fellowships were an imaginative move to address the growth of intolerance, incomprehension and insularity in society by utilising the strong communication skills of choreographers. The aim of the Rayne Fellowships for Choreographers is to support and encourage choreographers who want to connect more strongly with society, widen their intellectual and emotional curiosity, and develop their entrepreneurial skills. By helping them experience creativity within a range of contexts, the Fellowships aimed to enhance the choreographers’ careers, and stimulate choreographic approaches that are performance and audience aware, outward-looking and engaged with the wider issues of humanity. The Rayne Fellowships were a partnership between The Rayne Foundation and Arts Council England and are administered by Dance UK. A total of £215,471 was allocated to the project.more »
There are also regular meeting for members of the Dance Managers Group (DMG), National Dance Communications Forum (NDCF) and National Choreographers Forum (NCF) which focus on current Professional Development topics.
Here are some other organisations that run professional development programmes in dance:
Dancers Career Development www.thedcd.org.uk
National and Regional Dance Agencies. Click here for a full list.