training - leadership

Current Courses

Integrated ChoreoLAB

April 7-11th 2014

Pavilion Dance South West, South East Dance and GDance are working in partnership to deliver the first Integrated ChoreoLAB in April 2014, responding to the lack of development and choreographic opportunities for artists working in integrated dance. 

The LAB is an opportunity for three artists to experiment with ideas, test possibilities or develop new work for a week whilst providing a safe space to debate the needs/wants of the sector. We will also offer the opportunity for artists to bring in a collaborator/mentor of their choice to add value to their creative process. Creative producers from PDSW and SED will also spend time in the studio with the artists, giving feedback and advice on process, current work and research.

Alongside an informal sharing at the end of the LAB week, the artists will get the opportunity to present up to 15 minutes of their work as part of the Integrated Dance Summit (16th and 17th May 2014 at Pavilion Dance) to an invited audience of venue promoters and programmers from across the country.In addition, discussions will take place with the artists about how they may develop opportunities for their work to move forwards, where possible encouraging partnerships and relationships in the area where that artist is based.Each artist will receive a budget to cover fees, collaborators and expenses. 

If you would like to receive more information, or apply for the Integrated ChoreoLAB, please contact Danielle Rose, Programming and Producing Manager at Pavilion Dance South West, on

Young Ignite

15-17 April 2014

A residential retreat for young disabled dance creatives at the University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester.
This course will bring together talented young creatives from throughout the UK to develop their choreographic and leadership skills. It will be tailored to support disabled young people.
5 disabled young people have been nominated by regional partners from London, Dorset, Glasgow, Sunderland and Gloucester.

Partners -
Candoco dance company - lead contact Hannah Dye
Diverse City - lead contact Alice Chutter
Paragon Music - lead contact Ninian Perry
Braena - lead contact Anna Hall

Young Ignite has been developed by GDance in responding to research: Dance4 and Trinity Laban’s (2012) Barriers to Dance Training for Young People with Disabilities and Development of Talented Young Dancers with Disabilities -  read Trinity Lanban's research document here

The deadline was: Weds 5 February 2014

Successful applicants will have been informed by: Mon 10 February 2014

Partners -  Young Ignite is delivered in partnership with our national / regional dance partners. 

funders Esmee, CIN and ACE, Big Lottery

Recent Courses

Lead In

An introduction to dance leadership and training course in teaching dance
- gain confidence in creative dance
- plan and deliver safe, effective and inclusive sessions

Course fees approx £100.00

If you are interested in this kind of training opportunity please contact Ailsa to express an interest.
(Knowing about this demand will help us find funding to arrange suitable training opportunities in the future).

For more information contact Ailsa Hardy on 01452 550 431