DanceEvent2021 Careers in Dance Event

February 3, 2021

The BCDH Annual Careers EventJanuary 2021

Black Country Dance Hub in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton at The Performance Hub Walsall, annually attracts over 200 young people. Participants experience a busy day of dance workshops, discussions and tours to the Marketplace, which features universities, colleges and dance organisations. 

The event provides young people 13 – 19 years with current information on dance training and workshop and performance opportunities. Local and national representatives from the dance sector from colleges, universities and dance organisations are available to meet and discuss courses, training, workshop and performance opportunities with young people.

For Students

This is a unique opportunity for young people interested in pursuing Dance as an examination subject or students wishing to find out about Post 16 and Post 18 Higher Education Career routes.

To meet first hand a range of people employed in the Dance Industry and to participate in a variety of workshops led by Colleges, Universities, the Centre for Advance Training, and industry Professionals

The Careers Event will focus on:

  • Students aged 13 -16 years interested in Post 16 courses
  • Students 16 – 18 years  interested in Post 18 courses

The Programme

Each participant will follow a structured Programme for the day which will include plenty of opportunities for young people including:-

  • Dance Workshops & Q&A  led by Lecturers from 16+ Colleges
  • Dance Workshops & Q&A led by Lecturers from18+ Universities and Training Organisations
  • Dance Workshops led by Professional Artists
  • Dance Workshops led by The Centre for Advanced Training (Post 16 only)
  • A Dance Career Progression workshop led by Flexus Dance Collective
  • A Marketplace of Local Post 16 Organisations advertising courses
  • A Marketplace of Local and National Post 18 Organisations advertising courses
  • An opportunity to WIN tickets for  the performance of “Wild” Motionhouse Dance Company at Walsall Arena and Arts Centre

    The cost for individual student participants is £10.00 for the day 

For Organisations

This is a unique opportunity for Post 16 and Post 18 Higher Education providers and Dance Organisations to have direct access to young people interested in pursuing dance as a career or looking for training opportunities by providing Workshops / Discussion Groups and exhibiting in the Marketplace

  • Each year the event grows in popularity with more organisations attending from all over the country
  • 200 students attended in 2020
  • All students attend the Marketplace throughout the day

Research from past events demonstrates that young people were inspired by workshops led by staff from training institutions, providing a practical insight into their courses and facilitated the opportunity for young people to ask questions in an informal setting

This year again we are expanding this provision and inviting more training providers to contribute to the event     

The Careers in Dance Event is held at
The University of Wolverhampton , Gorway Campus, Walsall, WS1 3TA

DATE TBC

Time : 9.00am – 15.15pm

Target Groups:

  • Students 13-16 years aiming to or studying BTEC/GCSE
  • Students 16 – 18 years studying A. Level / BTEC aiming to study Dance  at Higher Education)
  • Students  13 – 18 years searching for dance training opportunities

Post 16  providers are invited to:-

  • Exhibit a stall in the Marketplace to advertise their courses and meet students enquiring about courses
  • Deliver a 45 minute dance workshop providing young people with practical experience of what they may expect in post 16 training at your institution
  • Followed by a 15 minute Q&A with young people about your organisation to focus on the courses you offer, and to provide young people with an opportunity to meet potential course staff/students
  • Provide an opportunity to demonstrate progression routes to Higher Education

Post 18 Higher Education Providers, Universities and Dance Organisations are invited to :-

  • Exhibit a stall in the Marketplace to advertise their courses and meet students enquiring about courses
  • Deliver a 45 minute dance workshop providing young people with practical experience of what they may expect in post 18 training at your institution
  • Followed by a 15minute Q&A with young people about your organisation, to focus on the courses on offer and to provide young people with an opportunity to ask questions and meet potential course staff/students
  • Provide an opportunity to demonstrate progression routes into the Dance World

If you would like to participate in the BCDH 2021 Careers Event

Please contact Maggie@blackcountrydance.com

In partnership with the

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BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG

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