Launch Scotland 2018

*Please be aware that this event has now been cancelled due to logistical circumstances. We sincerely apologise for the inconvience caused.*

Sunday 11 March 2018

Dance Base, Edinburgh


Launch is a day-long professional development conference for young dancers transitioning into a professional career, hosted by One Dance UK and YDance.

In 2018, Launch will be held at Dance Base in Edinburgh, where participants will explore a variety of career paths through a mix of workshops, seminars and direct practical advice provided by leading dance professionals.

The aim of the event is to give students and recent graduates an insight into life as a dance professional, such as a choreographer, dance educator, dance manager and many more. As well as this we aim to signpost them to organisations and individuals who can support them in their future career development.

The day will include a variety of talks, panel discussions, practical workshops and presentations from industry professionals on a range of topics. Potential subject areas include –

  • How to secure and prepare for auditions
  • Audition techniques
  • Healthy Dancer Awareness
  • The importance of branding
  • Applying for funding
  • Tax Returns
  • Working as a choreographer
  • Routes into teaching

Launch is being organised in partnership with YDance with help from Creative Scotland, Dancebase, Scottish Dance Teacher Alliance, Scottish Ballet, The Workroom, Dance House, Indepen-Dance and Scottish Dance Theatre.

*Subject to change.