CLASS APPLICATIONS 2019

Applications for MOVE IT 2019 have now closed.

Due to high demand there is a strong competition for involvement in the programme and we regret that we are not able to accommodate all applicants.

Please note that we keep unsuccessful applicants’ details on file and may be in touch closer to the time if slots become available.

INTRODUCTION & TOP TIPS

MOVE IT is back and looking for top talent to teach class and inspire at the world’s biggest dance event at ExCeL London taking place from 8-10 March 2019.

Here are our top tips and guidelines for submitting your ideas for our class programme which can include dance, performing arts, musical theatre and fitness.

MOVE IT celebrates the breadth of dance, welcoming all styles and dancers to come together under one roof from the UK and beyond. Our ambition is to offer an incredible range of classes that encourage people to get active, develop their technique or try something new. In 2018 over 22,093 dancers of all ages explored the 280 classes on offer and got to experience the vast array of dance styles taught by a phenomenal line up of industry professionals.

HOW ARE DECISIONS MADE?

Here at MOVE IT we take the programming of our dance studios very seriously. All applications are considered by the Creative Team and we take into account the following principles:

  • Classes from a variety of dance genres currently popular in the UK
  • New class ideas, including those that are popular internationally
  • Classes that attract visitors to the show and get them excited about dance
  • High quality classes led by great teachers
  • Masterclasses taught by respected dance artists and teachers across a range of styles

The content in our studios is editorially independent from the commercial side of MOVE IT.

Programming decisions do not reflect stand purchases or other partnerships, decisions are based on what the team feel our visitors would most enjoy.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION STAND OUT

The more you tell us the more we are able to picture your work and how it might fit as part of the dance class programme. Please:

  • Offer as much detail as possible e.g. describe your class structure and the dance style you are teaching
  • Audiences want to know who is teaching. Share the teacher’s credentials e.g. sing their praises; it is important for us to know who they are and their experiences
  • If you are a company please provide us with background on the organisation, company, studio or school e.g. list the credentials and recent experiences of the company
  • Submit a clear image that reflects your teaching & dance style. Please note maximum file size: 512KB. File type must be JPG, JPEG, or PNG.
  • Include links to footage which shows the creativity and experience of the teacher/company

Please note:  you can add three of class ideas to your submission as the lead contact. This does not mean that you will automatically get all your class ideas programmed. If we have additional questions around your submission we will get in contact directly with you so please ensure that your contact details are accurate and you check your messages.

GUIDELINES

Please carefully read through the guidelines below before clicking through to the submissions page.

CONSIDER WHO YOUR CLASS IS FOR

MOVE IT offers classes at different levels to cater for open, under 16s, boys only, intermediate, advanced, graduates, professional and for teachers. Please note all classes are in studios are fully accessible to wheel chair users.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

MOVE IT is a leading and respected dance event in the UK providing you the opportunity to showcase your teaching style and brand both online and in our studios. It is a high profile platform that offers artists the opportunity to reach significant numbers of dancers, including brand new audiences:

  • You will have a bespoke artist profile on the MOVE IT website which is seen by over 145,000 unique users every year! On your profile page you’ll have the option to upload text, images, video and weblinks
  • With studio capacities ranging from 30 – 170 passionate dancers in one class, MOVE IT offers the chance for you to reach new people, network and generate new business. It is a great opportunity to connect with the public, increase your regular class numbers and book new teaching or choreography jobs. Just as you are looking to develop your business at MOVE IT, other organisations are looking for new artists to work with.
  • Have your class promoted and printed in 15,000 show guides circulated at the event
  • Reach thousands of followers through our social media campaigns leading up to the event
  • Launch new content and promote this inside your class alongside discounts, flyers, posters etc.
  • You can scout at your class for new talent and develop your fan base
  • Have your class filmed and distributed through MOVE IT TV

Please note: MOVE IT does not pay its artists and contributors to teach or perform.

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT

  • There are 12 studios in total including a Harlequin Masterclass Studio for advanced and pro level classes, a contemporary studio, a performing arts studio and a talks/seminars space. The studios range in size/capacity from 30 – 170 dancers.
  • Classes are 45 minutes long (with the exception of masterclasses which are 1 hour long)
  • We provide a head set mic, iPod/CD input, PA system and small raised stage
  • Depending on the size of your allocated studio you can bring up to four assistants to support your delivery
  • All teachers are required to have a valid DBS Disclosure (previously known as CRB) for more information on DBS see www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
  • All class providers must have their own public liability insurance (valid for the show dates) – without insurance it will not be possible for you teach at MOVE IT
  • All class providers will be asked to provide a short risk assessment for their class to ensure they have considered any potential risks. We will provide you with a template risk assessment.