Skills for Living

'This workshop is a life changing experience. It will help me to be more aware about my direction in my career and life'


DCD Partner Company dancer

DCD’s unique Skills for Living workshops, in partnership with and developed by Act3 Psychology, are designed to provide professional dancers with psychological skills to help them navigate the challenges of their career.

Join former Royal Ballet Principal dancer Jaimie Tapper and Ross McIntosh, Organisational Psychologists and experts in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), for a series of online training events open to all current and former professional dancers in the UK regardless of genre age and location.

These interactive sessions introduce and offer practice in key psychological skills linked to significant improvements in psychological health, performance and an energised sense of life purpose.

New for 2021: we are running a series that is FREE  TO ALL professional dancers in the UK.

We also run exclusive ACT3 workshops for our DCD Partner Company dancers.

Jaimie and Ross will demonstrate how to use the ACT model to build psychological flexibility, creativity and resilience.

The workshops are fun and creative and will focus on teaching you how to use a full range of ACT techniques, that can be applied to a range of life challenges. The sessions will combine theory, discussion and practice of the key techniques. Participation is always voluntary and everyone will leave with handy tools that can be used independently.

You can register for just one session or multiple. Sessions are being run monthly.

All sessions will take place via Zoom. For any access needs please contact , we will be happy to support you.

Book now for these upcoming workshops:

Being your best self (a bit more often)

In turbulent times, we can lose sight of what’s important to us and sometimes show up in ways we’re not that proud of. In this webinar we’ll take a moment to pause, and consider what the best version of ourselves look  like in a different areas of our lives. These personal qualities can be a useful guide to how we show up acting as a beacon in times when we might be feeling overwhelmed.

Friday 25th March  1:30pm-3:00pm. Book by clicking this link here

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