Personal and Career Coaching

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'It felt like it opened a giant door into the next chapter of my life, which will have an impact for years to come'


Sioda Martin
professional independent dancer

Free Coaching Sessions for Dancers during Covid-19 crisis

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE Personal and Career Coaching Sessions for all Professional Dancers until 31 March 2024.

  • Free, one hour coaching sessions
  • One coaching session per dancer per month, working with one coach (you can book sessions over multiple months)
  • Available to all professional dancers in the UK 
  • Totally confidential, one to one sessions with a DCD Coach via Zoom, Skype or phone
  • Professional dancers must meet a minimum of one year’s professional experience to be eligible for coaching
  • Free sessions usually worth £100 which can be used on top of any sessions you’ve already had
  • Never had a DCD coaching session? Try it for free today!
  • Available nationwide

Register here or Click here to meet our team of coaches.

Please note, 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.

Coaching is a two way conversation, offering dancers a safe space to explore the positive changes you may want to make in your life or career, and to find ways to put those ideas into action.

No matter what point you are at in your career or transition, coaching can help you to find the clarity and confidence to move forward in your life.

Through DCD’s personal and career coaching sessions, you will build an awareness of the behaviours and attitudes that may be holding you back from achieving your dreams or just planning your next move in life.

Coaching is based on a foundation of trust and empathy. It is not about making judgements or telling people what to do. Each coaching session is driven by you. You decide the topic and outcome. Our coaches will support you in getting there.

Coaching is an invitation to take action and create the life you want. You may not realise yet just how powerful a tool it is – book a session and see for yourself!

Want to know more? Read our guide to getting the best out of coaching here.

DCD’s Coaching Programme is kindly supported by the Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund for independent dancers and by DCD’s Partner Companies for dancers currently or formerly of those companies.

If you think that you could benefit from coaching, or just want to find out more, register here.

Pre-pandemic, DCD offered face to face coaching sessions across the UK, including in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and London. as well as over the phone or via Skype. Look out for upcoming DCD Coaching dates across the UK here.

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