CPD for Youth Dance Groups

Do you need guidance for the creative content and development of your work or are you a choreographer/group leader for a youth dance company but are unsure of applications for performance opportunities? 

We are offering an exciting continuing professional development (CPD) practical training opportunity, consisting of workshops led by youth dance company leaders who have experienced the U.Dance process.


Session 1 run by Motionhouse (Aaron Watkinson)

Planning and starting points for choreography, looking at the choreographic process in detail.

Session 2 run by Ignite (Guiseppe Marcarelli)

Develop your work and the role of the group leader/choreographer to lead a successful group.

Session 3 run by DanceXchange (Natasha Massie & Kelly Truscott)

Dissolving potential barriers to the application process.


For more details and for registration form click Tell Me More above

Topics to be covered throughout the day will be:

  • Making U.Dance accessible to all companies, right from the application process
  • To raise aspirations for Youth Dance Companies
  • An opportunity to share ideas on how choreography can grow from concept to performance including theme and content development
  • Sharing skills and networking


You and your youth group will get free tickets to watch the national U.Dance performance at Birmingham Hippodrome on Saturday 15 July.

There is also travel bursary available for those groups outside the West Midlands travel area to attend this performance.

Please return a Registration Form to kelly.truscott@dancexchange.org.uk