Kickstart Scheme Performance Opportunity with: The Mischief Company and Mad Dogs Dance Theatre is a 6 month, paid opportunity for people age 16-24, to join a dance company through the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Where: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon-Tyne, NE1 4BR, UK

When: Sunday 26 September 2021 (by invite only)

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 15 September 2021

The audition is being held at Dance City (Newcastle Upon-Tyne) by David Lloyd of The Mischief Company and Douglas Thorpe of Mad Dogs Dance Theatre

The Mischief Company is an award-nominated, dynamic, physical theatre company known for creating narrative driven twists on myths and fairy tales.

The company has been commissioned to create an explosive, exciting, bold and moving work which will premiere at Dance City at the end of the placement. Industry professionals will be invited to the performance, creating exposure for the dancers, and showcasing new talent.

The Kickstart Scheme is a six-month, paid, career development opportunity for young people aged 16-24 years who are in receipt of Universal Credit. The placement will run November 2021 – April 2022, 25 hours per week, based in Sunderland.

How to apply: Applicants must be in receipt of Universal Credit and age 16-24.
Talk to your Work Coach at Job Centre Plus about being referred to apply.
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021
Eligible applicants will be invited to an audition.

Costs for participants: The audition is free.

Contact details: Any information on your application must be provided by your Universal Credit Work Coach.

Please contact for further information on the opportunity.

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