News: New training opportunities from Dance UK

Thursday 28 March 2013 by Carmel Smith

Dance UK, the membership organisation which supports and lobbies for the dance profession is launching a new Business of Dance Stepping Stones training series, in association with Independent Dance Managers Network (IDMN) and Sadler’s Wells.

Fundraising for Artistic Projects (Fri 5 Apr 7 – 10pm, Sadler’s Wells) will be a short sharp three hour session, aiming to provide practical knowledge and information sharing for self-managed dance artists, company dancers looking to develop their own work, and independent dance managers who want to develop their skills. Sarah Shead, freelance arts manager, gives an hour long training session focusing on: the types of funding available; identifying local funds open to artists; an overview of Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funding; top tips on how to write successful funding applications.

A panel of independent local dance artists, including Hakeem Onibudo (Impact Dance), Charlotte Spencer and Rachel Birch-Lawson then share their personal stories of how they have raised funds to create their own works.

The second in The Business of Dance series is on Nutrition and Touring and takes place at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 8 April (6.30 – 9.30pm)
It is aimed at company managers, artistic directors, rehearsal directors, touring dancers and dance science students and practitioners and will feature the most up-to-date research and advice in healthy touring and nutrition for dancers.

The session will be led by: Mhairi Keil, Performance Nutritionist and Consultant with the English Institute of Sport; Jess Sayers, Company Manager, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and Erin Sanchez, Healthier Dancer Programme manager, Dance UK

The evening will include an introduction to the physiological effects of travel and jet lag, and the implications this can have on the physical aspects of performance with Mhairi Keil. The talk will focus on appropriate nutritional strategies and practical tips for both the dancer and the management team, in order to plan and prepare effectively for optimal recovery, preparation for performance and maintenance of health of the dancers and support team.

Each seminar is £18, or just £8 for Dance UK members.
More info and booking

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