Casting - Dance Workshop Leaders
Our vision and mission
Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts. Our mission is to use the skills of professional theatre to provide highly creative learning experiences to children which they will remember forever.
We value creativity, efficiency, fairness and ongoing relationships between our performers, the company and our customers.
We are looking for additional dancers to join our existing team, leading dance workshop days in primary schools between Monday 21 October and Friday 1 November 2019. The dance workshops we deliver at this time of year are predominantly based around The Ramayana - the story of Diwali, alongside fewer Friendship and Teamwork workshops that are popular for Anti-Bullying week which is in mid-November.
The work is well paid, and many dancers choose to continue to do occasional work during the school year. Applicants living a long way from London, particularly the North of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are especially welcome.
The training will take place in London on the morning of Thur 10 Oct, 10am to 1pm.
What we are looking for...
Trained, experienced dancers or choreographers (typically from a musical theatre background, though we welcome contemporary and other professional dancers).
An infectious passion and enthusiasm for dance, and for telling stories through movement.
Teaching experience, of dance or another discipline, ideally of primary school aged children. We will consider great candidates with no prior teaching experience in which case training will be provided.
Strong communicators who get on well with people.
Time keeping, planning and organisation skills - former dance captains would be perfect!
You must have professional credits (West End, No.1 Tour, TV or international equivalent) to be considered.
You must either have a recent enhanced DBS check dated after November 2016 or be happy for us to submit you for one. This must be clean (and not include any spent cautions or convictions for violent behaviour.)
Ideally you will be able to drive and have a clean-ish driving licence - but this is not necessary.
What you'll do!
Our dance workshops, devised by Emma Cannon and Mairi Cowieson, explore the links between dance and storytelling. Click here to read about the content of the Diwali workshops and how we describe them to schools.
On a typical day you will:
travel to a school which could be some distance from home - perhaps staying nearby the night before.
arrive at a school at 8.30am, start teaching at 9am and finish at 3.15pm. There is usually a 90 minute break for lunch.
deliver a morning assembly lasting around 25 minutes to the children and their teachers, demonstrating different types of dance and showing how dance can be used to tell stories (this is scripted!)
work with six classes in 40 minute sessions over the rest of the day, three in the morning and three in the afternoon. The children are aged from 4 to 11 years (Reception to Year 6 in England). You will be leading various games and teaching the children existing choreography to which you and they can have some input during the session.
perhaps complete the day with a 'show and tell', bringing everyone together again including teachers and parents.
You will deliver the workshops on your own so you need to be a confident and engaging representative of the company to the Head Teacher and other school staff.
All travel and accommodation expenses are covered and pay is on a good day rate.
How to apply
Please click on the link to fill out our application form here.
Please do not call the main office number or email CV's - applicants attempting to apply by routes other than the application form will not be considered.