For 2019, we have designed a programme of inspiring seminars led by some of the top artists and industry professionals across the performing arts sector. It’s important to us to make knowledge accessible for everyone, and so our seminars are now FREE to attend. The programme focuses on three different themes Evolve, Educate and Empower – from how to pick the right training for you, to choreographic insights with Company Wayne McGregor, to using social media as a platform for success – there is something for everyone. Come along and feel empowered to take the next steps in your dance journey.
Gain an insight into the innovative creative practice of internationally renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor. Dance learning and participation experts from Company Wayne McGregor and the Royal Opera House will explore McGregor’s choreographic techniques, works and artistic collaborations, including a discussion about Infra, created by McGregor for The Royal Ballet and featured on the AQA GSCE Dance syllabus.
Teachers! Be the first to hear about this brand new project from Rambert and Rambert School, which seeks to revolutionise contemporary dance training. Rambert Creative Contemporary Dance Grades is a new programme of teaching, training and learning devised by these world-leading institutions. Designed to encourage and equip imaginative, bold, young dancers - discover their plans and share your feedback before it's rolled out across the country.
You’ve got years of perfecting your acting, singing or dancing skills behind you – but how do you turn your passion for your art into your power to succeed? How do you decide which audition strategy to use on stage or on camera? How do you position yourself for competitive advantage for a Choreographer, Casting Director, Producer or Network Executive? Michelle Zeitlin’s PASSION TO POWER provides the answers! With customised coaching and tailor-made plan of action – learn how to achieve your professional goals and promote your unique strengths.
Essential for parents and aspiring students, hear from leading vocational dance schools to understand what they look for and how best you can prepare for and succeed at audition. Panellists include representatives from Universities, Conservatoires, Colleges and Vocational Schools.
Are you a parent who is managing their child as an artist? Are you an artist looking for representation? Do you want to learn more about the role of a manager, how they work with artists and the casting process? This session is for you. Hear from the Casting Director of Cirque Du Soleil, an international talent manager and 'Mum'ager who will outline the unique relationship between artists, managers and casting directors.
Want to make it big across the pond? Don’t miss this inspiring discussion giving insight into how to build a successful international career. Learn about visas, sponsors, how to secure agents and everything else you need to know to work in the commercial industry.
<p>Get the inside scoop on what life is like as a Professional Dancer. Hear from top MOVE IT celebrity dancers on their daily routine; from keeping their body in peak condition to what rehearsals and tour life is like. Panellists include BBC One Strictly Come Dancing's Neil & Katya Jones, backing-dancer with Beyonce Tajana Bunton-Williams and dancers from one of the UK's leading contemporary dance companies - Company Chameleon.</p>
Didn’t go through formal dance training? Specialise in Hip Hop, African or World styles? Not sure how to break into the scene, but looking for representation? This session is for you! Join our panel of artists and industry professionals ready to share how and why you fit in to the industry, along with top tips for building connections and creating opportunities.
Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders; they set out to make a difference. Join the incredible Rhimes Lecointe and her panel of Women Who are Bossing as they discuss the pros, the cons and the in-betweens of working in the performing arts. Covering topics including ‘What is leadership?’, ‘Who are we leading?’ and ‘Leading ourselves, on and off stage’ - this session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to pursue your goals. Open to all, don’t miss it!
For studio owners through to enthusiasts wanting to open their own studio or school, this seminar gives essential and practical knowledge. Covering topics including finance, programming, marketing and promoting safe and healthy dancers; this session will be jam-packed with key knowledge on setting up a studio and making it stand out.
What would you do if you stepped into a lift with a Casting Director for the West End? Or you came face-to-face with the CEO of your dream company? Would you know how to respond if they said “Hi, what do you do?” Be prepared and master the Elevator Pitch – a concise, compelling introduction that can be communicated in the time it takes someone to ride the lift to their floor. Learn how to get your most important points across, and land that opportunity, no matter how short the conversation.