Making dance work!

A season of seminars & social evenings by dance professionals

Join Leeds Dance Partnership every month to enjoy a series of free talks by dance and arts industry experts designed to help develop your dance career. Whether a professional or enthusiast, everyone is welcome. You can attend in person at Yorkshire Dance in central Leeds or join us for the livestream online.  Free drinks and biscuits worth the visit alone!

Seminar subjects

Each seminar focuses on key themes and includes a range of subject areas such as building and demystifying networks and partnerships, knowing your practice and working with other artists/artforms. Our speakers are all experts in their field and include Gary Clarke (Gary Clarke Company), Rachel Fullegar (Grace Fool), freelance fundraiser Pam Johnson, digital innovator Sean Clarke (Test Card).

Seminar 1 – Tuesday 29 June from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Host for the evening: Dr. Joseph Mercier

Choreographer, Performance Maker and Lecturer at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Theme: Making work Work! Knowing your Practice/Articulating your aims and objectives

How do you communicate to audiences and other creative professionals what you do? This seminar takes an honest look at getting your message out there, adapting it to different audiences and recognising how to best promote your work. Our speakers for this evening are Gary Clarke, from Gary Clarke Company and Julia White, Marketing and Communications specialist, both of whom have insights to share on how best to communicate your work to your audiences.

For details on how to sign up to this event and find out more about the whole series please email:

Places will be limited, with easy online booking available.

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