Careers – Education Specialist

A dance education specialist is…

Dance companies and organisations need people who know about dance as well as education and cultural policy in order to provide an educational aspect to their work. This involves running workshops, performance projects, talks etc. on the working practices and repertoire of the company or organisation. Education work led by a company alongside a performance often ‘adds value’ to an experience and enables companies to build relationships with venues and communities. Professional dancers can develop additional skills in teaching and project co-ordination to take on an education role in the company. Companies also recruit dance teachers and community dance practitioners to deliver this role.

What you need to do to work towards this role

Dance companies and organisations need people who know about dance as well as education and cultural policy in order to provide an educational aspect to their work. This involves running workshops, performance projects, talks etc. on the working practices and repertoire of the company or organisation. Education work led by a company alongside a performance often ‘adds value’ to an experience and enables companies to build relationships with venues and communities. Professional dancers can develop additional skills in teaching and project co-ordination to take on an education role in the company. Companies also recruit dance teachers and community dance practitioners to deliver this role.

Dance companies and organisations need people who know about dance as well as education and cultural policy in order to provide an educational aspect to their work. This involves running workshops, performance projects, talks etc. on the working practices and repertoire of the company or organisation. Education work led by a company alongside a performance often ‘adds value’ to an experience and enables companies to build relationships with venues and communities. Professional dancers can develop additional skills in teaching and project co-ordination to take on an education role in the company. Companies also recruit dance teachers and community dance practitioners to deliver this role.