"Ludus Dance was the catalyst that got me to where I am today." Kip Johnson*
Ludus Dance has impacted the lives and careers of countless dance industry professionals since the mid 70s. Read more about the Ludus Dance ethos, our unique role in the development of UK dance, and the strength of our legacy in Animated, the community dance magazine.
We continue to support dance industry professionals through platforms such as Dance Cuts which gives dancers, choreographers and dance makers the opportunity to present new and innovative work in a professional setting, with feed-back from industry professionals and a range of workshops.
' There aren't enough of events like these going on around the UK and they're vital for sharing work. Without it, it's difficult to promote yourself as an artist.’Ellen Turner, independent dance artist and choreographer speaking about Dance Cuts 2013.
If you would like to gain experience to help you develop your career in the dance industry, we can organise shadowing of our professional artists or a professional placement. If you are interested in this, please contact us.
We also organise regular workshops and training for dance professionals, such as Step Ahead, to explore new areas or refresh your practice.
Each week, we welcome professional dancers free of charge to our Pro Class which is a peer led contemporary class for professional artists to share knowledge and build strength and technique.
You can even benefit by using our inspirational studio facilities which are available for hire by arrangement for rehearsal or commercial space.
*Since taking his first steps with Ludus Dance and following his training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kip Johnson has performed with internationally renowned companies including the Chomondeleys, Protein Dance Company and the Vincent Dance Theatre.
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Our fully accessible dance studio in Lancaster above the Assembly Rooms, King Street, is available to hire as a rehearsal or commercial space.