'All dancers need to come to EVOLVE, it doesn't matter what stage you're at in your career, it's important to start thinking about who else you are, outside of dance'
Independent dance artist
RECONNECT with yourself
REFRAME your mind-set for opportunity
be supported and INSPIRED by your peers
EVOLVE is a free workshop exploring your life-long career with your whole self in mind.
- Work with an accredited Coach on reflection tools and tasks to explore your future
- Hear from a guest speaker’s stories on their career insights and reflections
- Learn from others perspectives and be empowered by your shared connection as dancers
EVOLVE workshops are open to all dancers from final year students to retired dancers. No matter what stage of your career, you are welcome at EVOLVE.
EVOLVE can support you to feel prepared for your long term future, even if career transition feels far away.
Dancers and graduating students from ALL genres are welcome, including (but not limited to): Musical Theatre, Commercial, Hip Hop, Jazz, Dance of the African Diaspora, Tap, Contemporary, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, South Asian Dance forms, Folk Dance, Ballet and everything in between.
Details of our 50th Anniversary ‘EVOLVE-on-tour’ are below…
In partnership with SAMPAD
Dancers’ Career Development’s next career coaching workshop is coming to Birmingham.
You can join us in person or live online (via Zoom).
Following the workshop, everyone is invited to come together for a social evening of pop-up performances, film, panels, food and fizz. You are welcome to come to the workshop, or the evening event, or both!
The EVOLVE coaching workshop is an opportunity for dancers from all genres to connect with peers, reframe your mindset, and get inspired for your future. Plus, you’ll hear from Guest Speaker Sima Gonsai.
Monday 2nd Oct | 14:00 – 21: 30 pm (workshop ends at 17:00 pm)
Guest speaker: Sima Gonsai
About EVOLVE Birmingham’s Facilitator: Isabel Mortimer (she/her)
You are warmly invited to our Inspiration Evening taking place the same evening as EVOLVE Birmingham.
This is a relaxed social event bringing together Birmingham’s dance community and everyone is welcome. You can expect a dance performance from Bollywood Dreams Dance, poetry from Ayan Aden, discussion, film, food and fizz. If you’re coming alone, a warm welcome from the DCD team awaits you.
We hope you can join us!
Monday 2nd Oct | 18:30 – 21: 30 pm
You can let us know you are attending on your EVOLVE booking form OR you can book for the evening only here:
Check out some of our incredible line up below!…
Image above: © Bollywood Dreams Dance
Image above: © Ayan Aden
Image above left: Balbir Singh. Photography:Malcolm Johnson
Image above centre: Shreya Vadnerkar. Photography: Daniel Phung
Image above right: Aditi Mangaldas. Photography: Dinesh Khanna
We want you to feel safe and supported to join us as we return to in-person workshops. Please let us know if there’s anything at all that you need to support you at our event.
DCD wishes to remove barriers to attend and are providing bursaries for travel, childcare and accessibility needs or adjustments. Please let us know in your booking form as much detail as possible. If you are requesting costs please detail the amount. We will be in touch at least a week before the event. (Please keep an eye on your junk mail.)
The venue is Wheelchair accessible with a lift that has access to every floor. We will be in the English Studio on the Second Floor.
There are accessible toilets on the first floor.
Any questions please contact: email@example.com
DCD will be bringing EVOLVE workshops to a city near you throughout 2023-2025.
We will be announcing future events in Swindon, Leeds and London soon.
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