Continuing Professional Development/Further Training
Throughout a dance career, it is important to continue to seek further training and development opportunities in order to maintain, improve and broaden knowledge and skills. Attending regular classes, workshops, courses and performances is vital to any artist, whether a recent graduate or experienced practitioner, in order to develop skills and keep up to date with current practice. To increase employability it may be necessary to gain further training or qualifications or to re-train for work in other areas of the dance profession.
There are many organisations which can be contacted for details of training, networking and professional development opportunities, some examples are listed below;
This is the place to keep up to date with professional development activities for dance artists, community dance practitioners, and dance organisations in the UK and beyond - from conferences and courses, to mentoring opportunities, websites and resources. ‘Making a Move’ is the Foundation’s strategic initiative to develop a professional framework for community dance. ‘Definitions, Core Values and a Code of Conduct for Community Dance’ as now been published as part of this and can be downloaded from the website.
Lists CPD and events.
Supports individuals such as choreographers, independent dance artists and dance managers through a number of initiatives.
Lists training opportunities on its Noticeboard and has a members area.