Dance Artist Opportunity Guildford

Guildford Borough Council and The Dance Movement are working together to provide an opportunity for a Guildford based dancer to develop their dance skills in working with boys.

The Dance Movement has been developing boys dance in South West Surrey since 2006.  Two dance classes are currently delivered in Farnham and Guildford, the boys feed into professional dance programmes with visiting companies and receive ongoing weekly technique classes.  We are recruiting a dance artist to work with the Programme Director of The Dance Movement over one academic term to receive training in leading boys dance sessions; the artist would be expected to take on the weekly class in Guildford and commit to working for at least 12 months.

Details of Placement:August 28 – August 31st 2018; 9.30am – 12.30pm
Farnham Maltings
Shadowing Boys Dance Summer Programme led by Rob Clark
Fee £20 p/hour x 3 hours x 4 days = £240
September – November 2018; Mondays 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Christ’s College Guildford
Shadowing Boys Dance Specialist Rachel Deadman in weekly sessions with male students from Christ’s College Guildford.
Fee £20 p/hour x 1 hour x 10 weeks = £200
January – July 2019; Mondays 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Christ’s College Guildford
Leading Boys dance weekly sessions with male students from Christ’s College Guildford; creating two new choreographies.
Fee £25 p/hour x 1 hour x 20 weeks = £500
June 2nd 2019; 1pm – 5pm
Dance in the Meadow Performance
Chaperoning Boys at performance event
Fee ½ day rate £110

Through the placement the Dance Artist will:

  • Gain experience in working with boys and delivering bespoke boys dance programmes
  • Build confidence in working with boys by developing skills in how to engage boys
  • Learn specific dance techniques developed by The Dance Movement to help boys engage with dance and performance techniques

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Thursday 21st June

Please note: Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in Guildford or the surrounding area.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to Rachel Deadman, Programme and Artistic Director The Dance Movement, rachel@thedancemovement.co.uk