LAUNCH 2020 comes to Scotland

LAUNCH 2020 comes to Scotland

LAUNCH 2020 is coming to Scotland! 


What is LAUNCH?

LAUNCH is a one-day event giving the next generation of dance professionals the chance to get a unique insight into life as a professional within the dance sector and helping them to make the best choices when it comes to their career.

LAUNCH will provide hands-on, practical advice from both emerging and established dance professionals, all of whom boast impressive careers including dancers, producers, scientists, managers and educators. This is an unmissable opportunity for development and networking for both students and recent graduates to delve into the diverse aspects of a career within the dance sector, and to talk about the things that matter. Topics covered include money, health and development – everything students and graduates need to know to give them the best grounding for their future career.


This one-day platform, organized by One Dance UK is supported by Creative Scotland and hosted at Dance Base in Edinburgh.

When? Saturday 21 March 2020, 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Where? Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Price: Early Bird: £15 // General Admission: £25

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Outline for the day:

1: How Dance Organisations & Creative Scotland Can Support You
This session will give you an insight into the support and opportunities available to you as dancers, with information from Creative Scotland about applying for arts funding.

2: Look After Yourself, Look After Your Career
Top tips on staying fit and healthy as dance professionals in all areas, such as how to avoid burnout, managing your mental health, and accessing affordable specialist healthcare for dancers.

3: Finance for Dancers
What pay are you legally entitled to, and what should you look out for in your contracts? This session will give you practical advice on managing your finances and your legal obligations as a freelancer.

4: Quickfire Questions
Speed-dating with a twist, a chance to ask direct questions and get advice from our guest speakers from across the dance sector, including performers, healthcare specialists, educators, and managers. 

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