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Dance Careers Conference 2015

Dance Careers Conference and Performance

Sunday 10th May 2015

For teachers, parents and students

a unique and informative one-day event
high-quality, relevant and up-to-date, information and guidance
further education, training and career opportunities
in the
dance and musical theatre industries


9.30am - 5.00pm

Elmhurst School for Dance, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston Birmingham B5 7UH    

Three bespoke strands will run independently through out the whole day:  DCD - Urdang

Students will each receive a ballet, jazz and musical theatre class and gain an insight into what it is like to audition for a vocational college. They will also have seminars providing them with information on choosing a course and college, as well as the audition process.  

seminars will include information on how to choose a vocational school,  the different qualifications on offer, auditioning, funding and careers after training.

will be able to engage in a technique class; a session focussing on how to create outstanding solos for student auditions; and seminars on How to best advise students when choosing a professional training school, Build a Better Dance Business and A Marketing MOT For Your School. We are delighted to be supported in these sessions by David Grindrod, Casting Director, Anne Walker MBE, Founder and CEO of International Dance Supplies and Paul Taylor, Director of Consider This - one of the UK’s leading dance marketing companies.  

The following CDET Accredited Schools will be present to talk to attendees:
Urdang Academy, Performers College, Northern Ballet School, CPA Studios, Liverpool Theatre School, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Cambridge Performing Arts, LIPA, The Centre Performing Arts College, London Studio Centre, Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Hammond School, KS Dance, Expressions Academy of Performing Arts, Millennium Performing Arts and Elmhurst School for Dance.

The conference will finish with an hour-long performance by students from CDET Accredited schools  

Booking is now closed for the Dance Careers Conference on 10th May 2015.
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Photo: Urdang Academy