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Seeking dance ambassadors!

Posted on July 27, 2017

One Dance UK and Dance Consortium are looking for 20 aspiring dance leaders to become their 2017 to 2018 cohort of dance ambassadors. Developed over the past nine years, this programme provides training and guidance for young people considering a career in dance that goes beyond the stage.

Dance ambassadors will have the chance to assist with dance projects and events, such as the U. Dance national youth dance festival, and to influence policy by representing the voice of young people at key political and stakeholder events.

This year, One Dance UK has teamed up with Dance Consortium, giving the ambassadors the chance to learn about what it takes to be the chief executive of a major dance venue or to manage the tour of an international company. This new partnership, which builds on the success of Dance Consortium’s 2015 Future Leaders programme, helps ambassadors to see themselves as future leaders of the sector, visiting key venues and building knowledge and networks.

Applications are open to UK residents aged 15 to 25. Applications from young people who have a disability and/or are from a black or minority ethnic background are particularly encouraged. The closing date for applications is September 18, 2017. Visit onedanceuk.org for more information.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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