CLASS APPLICATIONS & GUIDELINES 2020

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 13-15 March 2020.

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 2019 31,000+ dancers of all ages explored the 243 classes on offer and got to experience the vast array of dance styles taught by a phenomenal line up of industry professionals.

The show has always provided teachers with an opportunity to promote their work through performances, classes and talks, most importantly it has acted as a platform to reach and inspire thousands of dancers. This year we have shaped and redesigned the Teachers Package to help our teachers even more, particularly those who operate independently.

All questions in this application are compulsory. The deadline to complete is Monday 30 September 2019.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

The MOVE IT Teachers Package is worth a minimum of £2300 and includes:

 Promote yourself via the MOVE IT website which is seen by over 185,000 unique users every year! If you are selected for the MOVE IT class programme, you will be given a dedicated profile page which allows you to upload text, images, video and weblinks.

New for 2020 is a financial contribution for all classes taught at the show.  For standard classes, teachers will receive 60p per ticket sold for their class, so if you teach a class with a capacity of 166 you would receive £99.60 if it sold out. All classes at MOVE IT have a financial contribution that is payable against the number of tickets sold, but in the case of classes submitted by brands, educational establishments or large subsidised companies the monies will be paid to the organisation and not the individual teacher. We will require you to provide your bank details in advance of the show. Alternatively your contribution can be donated to our official charity partner Danceaid. The Creative Team have the autonomy to programme classes in any studio size they deem suitable, it is not possible to request a specific capacity studio.

 Independent teachers* will also have the option to list their upcoming classes (outside of MOVE IT) on their profile. This will also be displayed in a dedicated calendar of events.

 New for 2020! Independent teachers* will be given a free entry to MOVE IT’s first Dance Teacher Training Event happening in 2020. This event has been designed to provide you with inspiration, facts and solutions to apply to your teaching career and or studio. This event is open to other teachers also and tickets will be on sale for those who do not qualify under our Independent Teacher Package*

Content will include seminars, keynote speakers, break out groups full of content designed to help independent teachers grow their brands and smash their business goals. Topics include:

Build a successful brand online;
Tips to become fully booked and sold out;
Show me the money – how to access funding to support your work; and
Meet the expert sessions on a variety of topics – get up close to the key issues in the sector

The day will end with a networking event

 All classes are promoted and printed in the official MOVE IT show guide circulated at the event

 Reach 150,000+ highly engaged followers through our social media and email campaigns leading up to the event

► Free entry to the show on the day of your class

  Launch new content and promote this inside your class with discounts, flyers, posters etc.

 Scout for new talent and develop your fan base

 Use the opportunity of working on such a large scale by having your class filmed and distributed through your networks

* The Independent Teacher Package is new for 2020. When you sign up to teach a class at the show please confirm that you are an independent teacher and not representing a brand, educational establishment or large subsidised company.  All classes at MOVE IT have a financial contribution that is payable against the number of tickets sold, but in the case of classes submitted by brands, educational establishments or large subsidised companies the monies will be paid to the organisation and not the individual teacher. We will require you to provide your bank details in advance of the show. The Creative Team have the autonomy to programme classes in any studio size they deem suitable, it is not possible to request a specific capacity studio.

INTRODUCTION & TOP TIPS

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.

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.

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.

Due to the high number of applications we cannot offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not be disheartened, and please try again next year!

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 that cater for a range of dancers based on age and/or level of experience. It is important to carefully consider who your class is best suited to before selecting the level. Please see our sales descriptions below:

UNDER 5’s / UNDER 10’s / UNDER 16’s

Classes can cover a range of different dance styles and levels, but have been designed specifically for younger dancers. Under 5’s classes involve parent/guardian participation.

BEGINNER

Classes are suitable for all ages, including older learners and those who have very little/no previous experience in dance.

INTERMEDIATE

Classes are for those looking to hone their technique in a particular genre, or those who are more experienced dancers wanting to try a new style. This level is also suitable for dancers who’ve attended beginner’s classes and feel ready to push themselves.

ADVANCED

Classes are perfect for advanced dancers who are confident in picking up choreography at a fast pace, and who are looking to work on their precision and technique.

PROFESSIONAL

These classes are for dancers who have completed at least three years of full-time dance training and are currently working as professional artists in their own right. They are designed to enhance the core skills required for a performance career, to refine expressive abilities and develop physical endurance. Recent graduates are also welcome.

TEACHER (PROVIDING CPD / TRAINING FOR TEACHERS)

Specifically targeted at educators, these classes offer professional development in a range of areas including: strategies for teaching, insights into works featured on GCSE/A-Level syllabi, and how to prepare your students for auditions.

OPEN

Classes are suitable for participants aged 12+ of all levels. Complete beginners are welcome, as well as experienced dancers looking to try something new.

Please note all classes are in studios that are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT

• There are 12 studios in total, ranging in size/capacity from 30-166 dancers.

• Classes are 45 minutes (with the exception of Masterclasses, which are 1 hour)

• We provide a headset mic, aux input, PA system and small raised stage

• You can bring up to four assistants to support your delivery

DOCUMENTS WE NEED FROM YOU

Should your application be successful, you must submit the following:

• Teaching CV (including evidence of training, any performance/choreography credits,  and other relevant information)

• A valid DBS Certificate. For more information on DBS, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

• Public Liability Insurance (valid for the show dates)

• A short risk assessment for your class (we will provide a template)

CLASS APPLICATION FORM

LEAD CONTACT DETAILS

CLASS IDEA ONE

If you have any questions or queries about the form and the information requested please do get in touch with the Creative Team: [email protected]

POST: MOVE IT 2020, Upper Street Events, Immediate Media, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT

TEL: +44 (0)20 71505961

CLASS IDEA TWO

If you have any questions or queries about the form and the information requested please do get in touch with the Creative Team: [email protected]

POST: MOVE IT 2020, Upper Street Events, Immediate Media, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT

TEL: +44 (0)20 71505961

CLASS IDEA THREE

If you have any questions or queries about the form and the information requested please do get in touch with the Creative Team: [email protected]

POST: MOVE IT 2020, Upper Street Events, Immediate Media, Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green, London, W6 7BT

TEL: +44 (0)20 71505961