The Dance Network Association prides itself on nurturing the next generation of talent by offering work placements for students and graduates to develop skills, qualities and knowledge in the workforce. Three routes of work placements are offered depending on individual needs:


1. Teaching and Creation (DBS check required)

2. Events

3. Administration/Business



1. Teaching and Creation

Youth Dance Provision/School delivery and elders programme

  • Students have the option to either go out with our lead dance artists and support youth dance provision or work within our bespoke programmes or our Dance for Health programmes.

  • Much of our activity is offered to schools during out of curriculum time hours and therefore the students will be required to observe, watch and deliver between the hours of 13:00–21:00 to cover these spaces.

       *Activity is spread across the county so access to a car would be beneficial.

       *Availability of work placements vary depending on the programmes we are running. 


1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers – Co-Creators 

  • Students will be needed for approx. two days (8 hours) to create a piece of mass choreography with the choreographer (Sep – Dec)

  • They will then be required for approx. 2 days (8 hours) filming the tutorial DVD (Oct -Dec) 


1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers– Dance Captains

  • Students who are interested in working as ‘Dance Captains’ for 1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers will be needed for work placements between May – July.

  • Each student will be required for a training date, a mass rehearsal and a performance date (three days total per performance), in return they will have a wide range of experiences for their CV’s and will have the opportunity to work with a renowned choreographer. Students that do well will often receive opportunities for further paid dance work from The Dance Network Association CIC.


1 Day, 1 Dance, 1000 Dancers– Teacher Training 

  • In school delivery – various locations and workshops with the lead artist one student per school. 

  • All teacher training work placements must be able to attend the teacher training dates to learn the choreography in January/February.

2. Events

Throughout the year the Dance Network Association offers a range of performance platforms and events within theatres. For this, we would be looking for front of house support, stage managers, sound and lighting engineers and so on.

Our main events are:

  • SpringBlast

  • Fusion 

  • Dance Teachers Dance Festivals

  • Annual Dance Teachers Network Conference


3. Administration/Business

  • Students can have the opportunity to support and observe the work of the Artistic Director, this could involve helping to design projects, attending and keeping minutes of important meetings, working with budgets, face to face with clients, telephone calls, general database work, updating websites and social media etc.

  • Students could also offer support for the above projects in terms of marketing, photography, filming and editing events and so on.


* This is not an exhaustive list and can be discussed with the student on placement to fit their interests.

... in the past, this support has often led to short-term paid contracts