EVOLVE Digital

EVOLVE Digital is a new series of free online career development workshops for all dancers in the UK. All workshops will be facilitated by DCD Director of Coaching, Isabel Mortimer.

Dancers can sign up for multiple workshops. Limited spaces are available so early booking is advisable.

All workshops will include a 20 minute break. All workshops will have summary notes taken that will be shared after the workshop. The workshop on the 9th March will have live captions. For any additional access needs please contact dancers@thedcd.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7831 1449, we will be happy to support you.

EVOLVE Digital #6

Anything is possible: dreaming big 

Friday 22 January 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Speaker: Pearl Jordan, CEO & Founder, The Rhythmic Remedy

This workshop is in the past

DCD Director of Coaching Isabel Mortimer will guide dancers through a suite of practical exercises, tools and thinking focusing on how, as dancers, we can embrace our resourcefulness and continue to dream big. We will investigate recognising and building resilience and explore ways to move forward in the way that is right for us.

EVOLVE #7

What next? Decision making: values vs intuition

Thursday 28 January 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Lauren Bedal, Choreographer and human-computer interaction designer

This workshop is in the past

Dancers face a multitude of important decisions, non-more so than around career development. These can be difficult to navigate, particularly at this time. DCD Director of Coaching Isabel Mortimer will guide us through practical exercises, exploring listening skills and recognising and knowing your values. We will look together at tools which will enable you to recognise, understand and utilise your strengths and make decisions that are right for you, now.

EVOLVE #8

How to get out of your own way: managing negative thought patterns

Thursday 25 February 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Kate Prince MBE, Artistic Director, Zoonation

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Dance artists across the world are facing uncertainty about the future. DCD Director of Coaching Isabel Mortimer will guide dancers through theory around managing energy and enhancing wellbeing at this time. We will also share some recommendations around listening to your inner voice, recognising and acting on your intuition and how to manage negative thought patterns.

EVOLVE #9

Realise your own power: stepping into courage

Tuesday 9 March 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Caroline Casey, Founder & Creator, The Valuable 500

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Dancers are exceptional leaders. Join DCD Director of Coaching Isabel Mortimer to explore practical pathways to leadership. We will investigate comfort zones and tools and strategies to step into your courage and move forward with authenticity and confidence, whatever that looks like for you.

EVOLVE #10

Creating focused choices: managing emotions

Wednesday 17 March 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speaker: Subathra Subramaniam, Artistic Director & Joint CEO, Akademi

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Led by DCD Director of Coaching Isabel Mortimer, we will investigate ways to lean into our discomfort and navigate challenge and move forward with clear intention and confidence. The last in the EVOLVE Digital Series, this workshop with provide dance artists with a unique opportunity and safe space to explore your authentic self and to build a clear road path, which is right for you.

This programme is kindly supported by the Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund and DCD Partner Companies.

Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance