The One Dance UK 2018 Conference


The One Dance UK 2018 conference, Leading the way – a stronger future for dance, delivered in association with Leeds Dance Partnership, will take place on 23 and 24 November in Leeds.  It will create a vibrant platform for educational and networking opportunities, inspirational speakers, discussion and debate aimed at everyone in the dance sector whether dance artists, choreographers, students, managers, teachers, directors, academics or healthcare practitioners.

The conference will span several key dance spaces in Leeds, including Northern Ballet, Yorkshire Dance and Leeds Beckett University and will coincide with the Dance of the African Diaspora (DAD) Trailblazers Showcase on 23 November and the One Dance UK Awards ceremony on 24 November.  The full conference programme is in development; highlights will include.

  • Keynote speaker
    • Sue Hoyle, former Director of the Clore Leadership Programme
  • A range of sessions and workshops to include
    • ‘Teaching Toolkit’ Sessions to give ideas and skills for teachers to take back to the classroom
    • Opportunity for dance teachers to meet representatives from companies about the GCSE syllabus
    • Taking the lead on your own career development
    • Female leadership in dance and diversity in dance practice
    • Juggling caring responsibilities and a career in the performing arts
    • Developing choreographic practice in community dance
    • The challenge of scheduling class, rehearsals and performances to maximise training and performance outcomes; practical considerations, technological advances, and insights from artistic directors
    • Addressing barriers to mental health in training and performance
    • Supporting potential at audition and beyond in physical, psychological, nutritional assessment; leading the way in application of dance science to training, performance and healthcare management
  • Targeted networking meetings for artistic directors, managers, healthcare practitioners and team leaders, educators and more.

Tickets start from just £29.50 and are now on sale. There is an early bird rate up to 8 October and special discounted rates for members and groups.


To find out more call us and speak to one of the team on 020 7713 0730.

Want to find out how to sponsor the event? Contact Jessica for details.


The One Dance UK Conference 2018 is delivered in association with Leeds Dance Partnership.