The Young Professional Programme
Our Young Professional Programme supports young dancers within five years of graduating from a three year full-time training at Vocational College, Dance Conservatoire or equivalent as they start out in the professional world.
The Young Professional Programme is a yearly programme that aims to support young professionals by reducing the financial pressures a young dancer faces when trying to start their professional career.
This is not a tutor led course and each dancer will be expected to be self-motivated and have the ability to research, plan and implement their own plan towards achieving their goals.
Each participant will receive financial support and guidance to enable them to gain skills development and continued training such as; dance technique, creating, auditioning, marketing, creative problem solving, producing and mentoring.
A goal plan will be agreed between each participant and Swindon Dance which outcomes will be measured against.
It is hoped that these young professionals will go on to become longer-term associates of Swindon Dance.
The scheme commences from 1st April each year.
- bursary up to £1,000 per dancer per year;
- a support programme based around each individuals goals and aspirations;
- access to the studio’s resources for the year;
- a yearly performance platform at Swindon Dance;
- mentoring, advise and workshops in arts management, networking and funding working in partnership with Bath Dance and Theatre Bristol;
- communications and marketing, which will be 2-way between the young professional dancer and Swindon Dance; and
- the opportunity to be peer mentors to students on the studio’s Talent Development Programme;
Our young professionals 2018-19 are:
Amy Foskett – trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance – click here to find out more about Amy;
Dan Martin – trained at the London Studio Centre – click here to find out more about Dan;
Isobel Ripley – trained at the London Contemporary School of Dance) – click here to find out more about Isobel;
Jack Sergison – trained at the London Contemporary School of Dance) – click here to find out more about Jack;
Kit King – trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance) – click here to find out more about Kit.
Past participants – Young Professional Programme 2017-18:
Charley Logan (London Contemporary Dance School) – click here to find out more about Charley;
Deepraj Singh (London Contemporary Dance School) – click here to find out more about Deepraj;
Liam Wallace (Northern School of Contemporary Dance) – click here to find out more about Liam;
Robert Bridger (Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance) – click here to find out more about Robert.
Applications for 2019-20 will be available from autumn 2019
For further information email here