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Learning & Skills Development

DLG has been working with its members to co-curate a program of training interventions & ongoing skills development, as part of the 'DLG & Critical Mass What Next 2022-24' program.

These CPD skills sessions are free to access and aim to up-skill the West Midlands dance community. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability from emerging to established.

Workshops are led by experienced local artists and industry specialists, including members of the DLG community itself.

We aim to ensure all learning & skills sessions are made accessible and align to DLGs values around access and inclusion, but please get in touch if there is something we can do to support any additional needs and allow you to join us.


Getting Our Act Together

Led by Steve Ball

Wednesday 5th June


FABRIC Studio 2, (Level 5, Birmingham Hippodrome)

A practical workshop which will provide participants with the information, skills and confidence to advocate and lobby for dance with politicians, policy makers and headteachers.

Motionhouse CPD series

Led by Motionhouse professionals, including Co-founder and Executive Director, Louise Richards, Programme Producer, Victoria Collins, The Creative Learning team, The Marketing and Communications team, and more!

Wednesday 20th March - Wednesday 26th June 2024

Spencer Yard, Leamington Spa CV31 3SY

Motionhouse are delighted to be offering a series of CPD as part of the DLG Learning & Skills strand. These include:

  • Building your business in the Dance Sector

  • Social media & growing your online audience

  • Creative Learning – Building quality engagement alongside performance

  • A practical Guide to touring internationally

  • Selling & Negotiating

  • Speaking to your audience

Previous sessions

  • Inclusive and Integrated practice - led by Rachel Liggitt

  • Maintaining Wellbeing in The Arts as a Freelancer- led by Kirsten Tranter

  • Making work inclusively- led by Spectra as part of the Burton & East Staffs hub

  • Making work inclusively- led by Spectra as part of the Worcestershire & Herefordshire hub

  • Resilience & Longevity of A Career In The Dance Sector- led by Maggie Lewis

  • Building Access Into Budgets- led by Rachael Lines

  • How To Talk About Disability: Terminology- led by Disability Rights UK

  • Masterclass: There Is More Than 1 Way To Be Inclusive - Led by Spectra, Deaf Explorer & Freewheelin / Propel Dance

  • Company Structures - led by Helga Henry

  • How to Survive & Thrive in Dance & Dance Participation (Business Models) - Led by Oliver Scott

  • Masterclass: Support for Emerging & Re-Emerging Artists & Arts Professionals - Led By Amy Dalton-Hardy

  • Starting Your Anti-racism Journey - Led by Louise Katerega & Anthony Ekundayo Lennon

  • Dance CPD For Teachers - Led by Motionhouse

  • Masterclass: How Do You Find Common Ground in Your Inclusive Project? The Common Ground Manual - Led by Zoie Golding & Rachel Liggitt

  • Creative Evaluation - led by We Are Frilly

  • Creating the Conditions For Ambitious Projects Through Partnership With Arts and Non-Arts Organisations - Led by Orit Azaz

  • Dance Photography and Film - led by InfuseDANCE

  • Safeguarding and Marketing - led by Sampad

  • Masterclass: Developing Income Streams For Participatory Arts Practice - led by Ruth Lee

  • First Aid Course- As part of the Burton & East Staffordshire sub-regional Hub

  • Working Sustainably during a nature & climate crisis - led by Amber Merrick Portter

Recordings of our skills sessions have now been made available on the DLG Youtube channel
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