The Way to Work Programme

The Way to Work Programme is a programme for dancers as well as actors and performers who want to increase their earning capacity during and beyond their performance career.

DCD are proud to offer this collaborative project together with Dance Professionals Fund and Equity Charitable Trust, designed to enable dancers, actors and performers to increase their employment opportunities both during and following a performance based career.

The workshops, run by Careers Expert and Executive Coach Zena Everett, offer practical advice covering many relevant topics. The programme also includes dedicated financial workshops, led by Financial Coach and Founder of Wise Monkey, Simonne Gnessen, as well as the opportunity for dancers and actors to come together to network, share ideas and experiences.

Workshop topics include:

  • Career Strategy
  • CV writing & job search skills
  • Financial acumen
  • Resilience in the job market
  • Transferable skills
  • Interview skills
  • Setting up a Business

Participants can sign up to as many workshops as they like, on a first come first served basis.

This programme is completely free, and subsidised by the charities.

For participants travelling from outside of London help with travel costs may be available depending on your circumstances.

Look out for the next The Way to Work Programme workshops here.

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