Last month Northern Ballet presented Springboard, a three-day course for early career dance artists and recent graduates. Leeds Dance Partnership were proud to have supported the course with bursaries to cover course fees for four participants.
The course covered the basic knowledge and skills freelance dancers need to set themselves up, ensure they understand their responsibilities, and manage themselves as a business. This included sessions on financial management, marketing and social media, how to fill in a tax return, legal considerations and a one-day First Aid for Dance course by Underwood Training.
All of the participants said that the course helped them to feel more confident to set themselves up or deliver work as a self-employed artist, with lots of positive feedback:
‘Engaging and fun in a supportive and inspiring environment’
‘Incredibly beneficial and informative’
We’re so pleased that the course was a success and wish all of the Springboard participants the best of luck for their future careers.
We regularly post opportunities like Springboard from across the industry on our Projects & Opportunities page.
Photos Gavin Joynt