Coronavirus update – DCD dancer support

In light of current public health circumstances, DCD’s support for professional dancers continues, however all dancer support programmes will be delivered remotely via telephone, skype and zoom until further notice.

We will provide further updates should the situation change.

DCD have prioritised the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and DCD supported dancers, making the rapid change to remote working and digital delivery of programmes at the outbreak of the crisis.

Helping dancers through professional and personal changes is the lifeblood of our charity, removing barriers to career progression, enabling career sustainability and creating life-long learning opportunities. This work has never been more essential to the UK dance sector than at this uncertain time.

DCD is well equipped to continue our support for the UK’s professional dancers digitally:

A heartfelt thank you to our funders and Patrons for their support through this difficult time.

We continue to adapt and grow our support programmes to best respond to the needs of professional dancers during the crisis and will provide further updates.


To keep in regular contact with DCD please make sure you sign up to our mailing lists by clicking here and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @dcd_dancers and Facebook @DancersCareerDevelopment.

For any questions, to register or apply for any of DCD’s dancer support programmes, get in touch with us at

To see DCD dancer support programme upcoming dates and deadlines, click here.

Click here to see other organisations and sources of support for performance artists.

We encourage everyone to remain safe and healthy.

For guidance please refer to Government guidelines, One Dance UK’s guidance and Arts Council England’s advice, which includes guidance for freelance artists.

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