Tips - Be part of the editorial programme
The programming process is currently open and the team are accepting submissions - please follow the link under 'The Next Step' to apply via an online form which will ask a series of questions to find out more about your ideas. These ideas will inform the creation of the programme and suitable ideas will then be selected.
You can submit ideas for the following features:
- Main Stage – we are looking for performances between 2-4 mins long in various styles
- Interview Sofa – we are looking for ideas for interviews with industry experts, dancers, choreographers and anyone with a unique and topical idea for discussion, or an exemplary career in dance they can talk about.
- Dance Classes – we are looking for exciting and fresh ideas for 45 minute dance taster classes for every level
- Masterclasses – we are looking for ideas for higher level dance masterclasses for advanced level dancers
Dance Teachers’ Convention – we are looking for speakers and workshop leaders with fresh and innovative ideas for seminars and workshops aimed at dance teachers
In the following sections you can find out how to complete your application - click to jump to a section:
How are decisions made?
Tips to make your applications to stand out . . .
Apply - The next step
How are decisions made?
The Creative Director and Programme Team carefully consider all applications and take into account the following aspects:
- Creating a programme which reflects a diversity of styles and the current and future trends in the UK dance scene
- Creating content which attracts visitors to the show and gets them excited about dance
- The quality of the performance, the theme and how it might fit into the overall show and the appeal to audiences
High demand for slots
Due to huge demand, there is a strong competition for slots on the programme, and we regret that we are not able to accommodate all applications. This is often not a reflection of the quality of your submission, but the sheer volume of applications mean we have to make some tough choices and often we are led by how well a particular idea or genre fits into our overall programme. We do consider the video footage that is submitted, and the experience of the performers, to ensure the best and most inspiring possible examples of a genre are featured.
We will email all successful and unsuccessful applicants by 1st December 2012 – we are likely to contact successful applicants prior to this date. If you are not successful, please know that we keep details on file and often get in touch with people nearer the time of the event if additional slots become available.
Due to the high number of application we can’t offer individual feedback on why your application was not successful. Don’t be disheartened, and please try again next year!
Tips to make your application stand out...
- Complete your application fully! Fill in all sections of the form or we might not have enough info to make a decision
- Be detailed, describe the idea for a routine, topic or class with as much information as you can
- Include links to video footage demonstrating the standard and creativity of the group/ teacher
- Any and all ideas are welcome - regarding the Main Stage performances here are a few of the themes we'd be particularly interested in hearing ideas around: Gold, Dance Tribes, History lesson (routines inspired by dances from the past) and Crush (ideas around love/ romance)
- Be sure to include any key credits / experience you or your group might have had
- Put yourself in the shoes of a MOVE IT visitor – what would you like to see/hear/ experience the most? And how does this match what you are looking to get from the MOVE IT experience?
- Is there a great story behind your group or idea? We are keen to find people with an inspiring background or who have an unconventional take on dance – tell us your story to help stand out from the crowd