Monday 16 April 2012 // 10am – 2.30pm
The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome
A training event for dance leaders, teachers and workshop leaders to introduce the work of the Centre for Advanced Training and the talent identification programme.
The day will consist of a mixture of practical work and presentations delivered by the Centre for Advanced Training Subject Leader, Rosie Kay and Programme Manager, Louise O’Hanlon.
There will also be time for networking and an opportunity to learn more about the work of DanceXchange and the International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB 2012).
Following the event there will an opportunity express your interest in becoming one of our formal CAT Advocates (with associated renumeration), to work in partnership with us to identify potentially talented young dancers and sign post them to the programme.
During the workshop we will explore:
Part 1: The Patrick Centre (10am-12.15pm)
• The CAT ethos
• How to identify talented young people
• What young dancers will experience in an audition (practical session)
• What a student can expect during a CAT training day - including the teaching staff, guest artists and performance opportunities
• How to help a student set their own goals, using the Individual Training Plan model developed by the CAT team, followed by a practical session in small groups
• Progression routes for dance students - with reference to case studies of previous CAT students
Lunch and networking, Wragge and Co Room (12.15pm to 1pm)
A light sandwich lunch and drinks will be served and there will be an opportunity to network with other attendees and CAT staff.
Part 2: Wragge and Co Room (1pm-2.30pm)
• How the Music and Dance Scheme means tested grants can help cover the cost of training fees
• How dance leaders can help identify young talent and signpost them towards CAT
• How we will support dance leaders if interested in taking up the role of CAT Advocate
• Short presentation about dx and IDFB and how to get involved in the Outdoor Dance Programme (Hannah Sharpe, Producer)
• Invite to watch a training day and Home performances (29 April, 6 May, 13 May in Birmingham)
Fee: The cost to an organisation to send a delegate is £20, for a freelance teacher/dance artist £15*. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 689 1096 by Monday 9 April
*No one will be excluded on the basis of payment - please call or email if this is a concern
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At DanceXchange our aim is to bring dance to more people in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, through performances, productions, classes and community outreach.
As we look to our long term future, we want to continue this work and we want to keep dance alive in the region. As a registered charity, we receive core funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council, along with a range of trusts and foundations.
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