Launch your dance career with One Dance UK in Scotland!
One Dance UK’s day-long conference for dance students and recent graduates comes to Dance Base in Edinburgh in 2018, in partnership with YDance.
Launch 2018 offers a unique opportunity for both professional development and networking, creating an unmissable platform through which dance students and graduates can gain insight into the many pathways a career in dance might take.
Launch is full of useful sessions covering a wide range of topics. The day provides seminars and hands-on practical advice from both emerging and established dance professionals, all of whom boast impressive careers both as dancers and in other diverse roles the dance profession offers, including producers, dance scientists and educators.
Programmed sessions include:
· How to Secure & Prepare for Auditions: Building your Audition Techniques, Showreels, Headshots & CVs
· Healthy Dancer Awareness in an Interactive Market Place with leading professionals
· Agencies Advice - The Importance of Branding
· Applying for Funding and Support from Creative Scotland
· Dancers' Finance on Tax Returns and Self-Employment
· Working as a Choreographer - A Practical Workshop
· Pathways into Teaching in Schools and the Community
Speakers include Helen Laws, Head of the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science and Head of Industry Support at One Dance UK; Ian West, Dancer, Creative Choreographer and Movement Director; and Carolyn Lappin, Executive Director of YDance, with many more to be announced. Watch this space and visit One Dance UK's website for updates on progamme.
Launch is set to inspire and empower a new generation of dancers and dance practitioners to understand better the nature of the dance sector in the UK and how to participate fully within it.
Previous attendee Emily Eason, from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, comments:
“The day has provided me with a lot of information, I feel more prepared and supported as an artist. It has turned some of my fears of graduating into excitement!”
We look forward to welcoming you to Launch 2018!
Lunch and Tea and Coffees included
Session titles and speakers are subject to change.