DCD Career Insights programme

What can you offer professional dancers in transition?

An hour of your time to informally discuss your career field?

The opportunity for a dancer to spend some time with you at your place of work to gain practical experience outside of the studio?

DCD’s ground breaking Career Insights Programme gives dancers across the UK the opportunity to experience a working environment outside of the studio.

With the need for practical experience being one of the most common obstacles dancers tell us they face when transitioning from a performance career, DCD is proud to offer this programme, the first of its kind in the UK dance sector.

The programme offers dancers paid placements in a range of companies and sectors to gain practical experience in a variety of different working environments, including with several successful companies founded by DCD supported dancers.

Dancers can gain experience and practical, transferable knowledge in key areas including: Marketing and PR, fashion design and production, general design studio assistant, flower design, social media strategy and implementation, administration and business management.

All participants smiling, happy, with hands in air

'Giving dancers an experience of a new working environment will provide an exciting opportunity for those embarking on transition to explore other career options'


Kevin Muscat
Designer and Founder
Muscat Bridal

Partners of this programme include Facebook, Muscat Bridal, Bloomsbury Flowers, Sleek Technique, RiRi Productions, Everybody Ballet, JL Productions and Mercurial Dance.

If you would like to directly support a dancer, be a part of DCD’s Career Insights Programme, or would like to find out more, please contact DCD Executive Director Jennifer Curry at jennifer@thedcd.org.uk or on 0207 831 1449.

This programme is generously supported by Nigel and Vicki Colne and DCD Partner Companies.

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Help dancers take their next step in their careers beyond performance.