Leeds Metropolitan University student Mia Asher Calling students and recent graduates: Launch your career!

Date Tue 20 August 2013

Launch in Leeds 2013: How to make a living in dance and how to have a long career

The professional development and networking day for dance students and recent graduates

Date: Wednesday 23 October 9am – 7pm (including networking drinks)
Venue: Yorkshire Dance and Northern Ballet
Tickets: £25 Dance UK member price or £30 non-members (including lunch and drinks)

Don’t 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 day is run by Dance UK in partnership with Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Metropolitan University, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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.

Come along to:
• Explore various career options in the dance sector such as teacher, manager, dancer and choreographer
• Get advice from both emerging and established dance professionals
• Find out information to ensure your career has the best possible start
• Learn about finance, auditioning and writing funding applications
• Network with fellow students, graduates and dance professionals

What students and graduates have said about attending Launch:
“A great opportunity to pick up essential information and network with each other and established professionals”
“It helped me decide what to do and how to get there”
“Very useful information, practical and realistic advice”

The day will be hosted by Rachel Krische, independent dancer and Head of Dance, Leeds Metropolitan University, and Beth Cassani, independent choreographer, teacher and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University.

The full list of speakers will be announced shortly.

Last year's Launch in Leeds sold out so make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible at: www.danceuk.org/shop/events