The Works Dance Partnerships Development Officer
Young people and members of the community can contact me for: -advice and guidance -information -I also develop and/or manage and support opportunities for young people and the community to engage in dance. -I manage Cornwall Youth Dance Company, contact me to register for auditions in September 2012 http://theworksperformingarts.co.uk/127-2/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I'm part of the CPD partnership with Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon, which exists to promote and create a programme of continuing professional development opportunities for practitioners across the peninsula region of the Southwest. I am also a partner in the Dance Southwest network, part of the Theatre Southwest producers forum and I chair the Cornwall Dance Promoters Forum. Here is are examples of the range of ways that I provide to support professional practitioners and companies: -one-to-one surgeries: a chance to meet for an hour and discuss your professional development needs including your ideas, aspirations and ask any related questions -Advice and information- through email or telephone, or in more detail within the surgeries -The facilitation of a termly networking/focus group event -Making available the provision of masterclasses, workshops and residencies with visiting dance companies and artists -Making available the Dance Card grant scheme in partnership with Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon -Partnership development with other organisations to provide employment and other opportunities for practitioners - Advocacy for professional practitioners in Cornwall at county, regional and national events - Supporting the producing and development of new work, working in partnership with venues, promoters and artists CURRENTLY WORKING ON: the CPD offer for Autumn 2013preparing for the secondary dance teachers conference small scale dance touring Autumn programme development of a project for young disadvantaged people development of a regional plan for dance with and for older people in partnership with other dance agencies I love to hear from people about what they are doing and all things dance-related. Get in touch with me on email@example.com I look forward to chatting with you.