The Springs Dance Company Apprenticeship Scheme is an intensive dance course that focuses on the creation, performance and teaching of contemporary dance work inspired by and expressive of the Christian faith.
Where: Springs Dance Company is based in Lee Green, London
Elevate Dance Company: September 2016 – July 2017
Elevate Dance Foundation: September 2016 – December 2016
Deadline for applications: Friday 19th August 2016
There are two courses that make up the Apprenticeship Scheme, Elevate Dance Company and Elevate Dance Foundation. The courses run alongside each other and offer rigorous dance training in a Christian context. Participants learn from the extensive professional experience of Springs Dance Company.
Elevate Dance Company is a ten month course which culminates in a national or international tour in which students perform and teach as Springs’ daughter company, Elevate. The course focuses primarily on developing the technical proficiency, performance skills, and community experience required for touring.
Elevate Dance Foundation is a three month course that offers students a chance to develop their dance skills in an enjoyable and supportive environment. The course provides the opportunity to acquire some of the key skills and experiences that will be valuable to those wishing to initiate dance in community settings. The course also supports students to develop their particular interests further through an individual project.
What do I get at the end?
On successful completion of either course, you will receive a detailed report and a certificate.
For Elevate Dance Foundation, you will also receive a basic foundation in Contemporary Dance, as well as Ballet, Street Dance, Choreography, Repertoire, Improvisation, Teaching Practice and academic subjects including Dance and the Christian Faith, and Dance Science.
For Elevate Dance Company, you will also receive:
– Intensive dance training
– The experience of having performed and taught to a broad spectrum of the community, through a national tour.
– Experience of some aspect of tour management, such as a basic understanding of the sound and lighting, stage management of dance floor and backdrop, front of house or costume.
– Completion of a teaching in schools module.
How to apply
Please fill in an application form online, then you will be invited to attend an audition with us in London
Costs for participants
Elevate Dance Company: £4,190
Elevate Dance Foundation: £1,960
Tel: 07775 628 442