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We know how much inspiration can come out of just a single conversation or new contact – this is why we offer opportunities for DCD supported dancers to meet each other at fun, informal events, as well as online.


This programme is free to ALL current and former dancers at any stage in your career, who worked in the UK, from all dance genres.

Do you have an idea you’d like to explore for your future career? Want to learn more about a role or industry, but don’t know anyone personally you can go to with your questions? Would it be helpful to talk to a dancer who’s been through that transition?

DCD has over 3,000 alumni in our network who have transitioned into a diverse range of careers and industries. We can connect you to have an informal conversation to share knowledge, insights and ask all of your questions – to help you to decide on the path that’s right for you.

Networking is offered by our Support & Programmes Team during your confidential one to one conversations. To book in a chat with a member of the team please contact with your performance history CV.

After your one to one conversation the team will look through our database of dancers to find a useful connection related to your exploration. Once we have their permission to share email addresses you’ll receive an introduction over email. (Please keep an eye on your inbox/junk folders). It is then up to you to arrange a suitable time for your conversation.

DCD Alumni Celebration Events

We host annual DCD Alumni Celebration events across the UK for all of our DCD supported dancers. These fun and informal social events are a great way to connect with and share experiences with other likeminded dancers.

Due to the 2020 pandemic this activity has been paused and not yet resumed. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media (@dcd_dancers) to be the first to hear when these events are planned to return.


Dancer Support Programmes

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more about all of our networking options:

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