Opportunities

Funky Llama [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Funky Llama

The Funky Llama Festival offers opportunities for national, regional and local artists to showcase their work in dance, puppetry, music, theatre and comedy acts. No fees can be paid but expenses for performers outside the area can be covered. Contact the organisation for details of the next call out for performers for the Festival and also for opportunities at Funky Llama Club Nights.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Arts Care Gofal Celf for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Shetland Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Shetland Arts for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance House [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance House for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Base [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Base for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Citymoves Dance Agency [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Citymoves Dance Agency for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DU Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact DU Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Action Zone Leeds (Dazl) [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dazl for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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TAN Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact TAN Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Rubicon Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Rubicon Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Powys Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Powys Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dawns i Bawb [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dawns i Bawb Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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NEW Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact NEW Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Yorkshire Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Yorkshire Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Plymouth Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Plymouth Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Take Art [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Take Art for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Pavilion Dance South West [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Pavilion Dance South West for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance in Devon [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance in Devon for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Bath Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Bath Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Activate Performing Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Activate for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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South East Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact South East Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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MDI [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact MDI for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Ludus Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Ludus Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Manchester [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Manchester for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance Cumbria [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance Cumbria for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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North West Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact North West Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Cheshire Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Cheshire Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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TIN Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Flex Dance Company

Flex Dance Company is comprised of nine artists with a learning disability who come together to create, devise and perform new contemporary dance work. Flex Dance Company aims to develop original work which embraces strong dynamics, technical achievement and a strong bond between the viewer and the dancer. All new works are a joint collaborative process between dancer, choreographer and viewer and strive to present all work with the highest production values. By devising and presenting movement of the highest standard, all performers demonstrate an honest integrity blessed with creativity and rich in expression. Over the past three years Flex have performed regularly in the North East as part of shared platforms within both the disability and non-disability arts sector. If you would like more information about Flex Dance Company, please contact TIN Arts.

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Dance City [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance City for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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The Place [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact The Place for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Sadler's Wells (Learning) [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Sadler's Wells (Learning) for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Greenwich Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Greenwich Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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East London Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact East London Dance for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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deda [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact deda for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Dance4 [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance4 for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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artsNK [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact artsNK for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceEast [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance East for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceEast [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact Dance East for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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DanceDigital [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Please contact DanceDigital for details of any semi-professional or other training opportunities.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Open Arts Monday Players meet weekly to develop their acting and performance skills. The group often works towards large and small scale performances. There are limited places available in the group, please contact eileenopenarts@gmail.com for more information about the group and how to join.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Luminous Soul Dance Project is a group of disabled dancers who meet weekly to develop their skills and creativity in contemporary dance. The group have made a name for themselves through their performances at festivals and showcases in Northern Ireland and London. The Luminous Soul team has worked with many expert choreographers and tutors from around the UK and Northern Ireland. These include the award-winning Candoco Dance Company, Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company, and the world class performers and choreographers, Claire Cunningham, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew. The project has been a huge success and some of our Luminous Soul dancers have given performances as professional disabled dancers - a first for Northern Ireland! Please contact the organisation for details of how to join the weekly classes.

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Open Arts [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Open Arts Community Choir (or Festival Choir as it is sometimes known) is an auditioned group of singers who tackle more challenging music and compete in choral festivals. The choir featured in the BBC One series 'Last Choir Standing'. If you are interested in auditioning for the choir, please phone Beverley Whyte (Music Director) on 028 9024 0765 or email bev@openartsni.org.

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Stage Beyond Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company works with professional writers, directors and artists to create productions staged in a range of venues, from the Millennium Forum to the streets of Derry and local schools. The Company offers its members theatre training in many art forms, including; dance, voice, physical theatre, music, set design, stage management, lighting directing, facilitation skills and script writing. These take the form of master classes with practitioners from throughout the UK. Recent collaborators have included Mind the Gap Theatre Company, Echo Echo Dance Company, Replay Theatre Company and Oscar-nominated Dave Duggan. Please contact the Company for further information about its work and how to join.

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National Star College [Semi Professional Opportunity]

This in-house integrated dance company offers developmental and CPD opportunities for disabled and non-disabled dancers and choreographers. Please contact the organisation for further information about joining the company and also accessing its short courses.

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Theatr Ffynnon [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company runs a number of workshops throughout south and mid Wales which run on a weekly basis. Please contact info@theatrffynnon for details of joining the group. The diversity of work the Company undertakes is consistently devised and led by the membership (which currently stands at 100) and the communities the Company works within, to establish themes or issues pertinent to the individuals and communities represented. The Company provides a number of projects, including theatre productions across Mid, South and West Wales. These projects are a window to the work of Theatr Ffynnon and play an integral part in raising the profile of the Company's work. They also challenge people's perception of disability and mental health. They give a voice and a platform for our members to develop confidence, independence and life skills, but above all to stimulate and challenge themselves and realise their full potential.

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Mess Up the Mess [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Mess Up the Mess Theatre Company provides opportunities for diverse young people, including young people who are disabled, to create, rehearse and perform work in a range of venues in Wales. Through their Strangers 2 , members are collaborating with youth theatre groups in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

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Drake Music Scotland [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Liveheart is a band with four regular members who meet in our studio on Tuesday mornings to rehearse and record their music. To find out more about opportunities like this with Drake Music Scotland, please contact the organisation.

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Attik [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Attik 360 Creative at the Devonport Guildhall

This is a dance session for people with and without disabilities with some dance experience. The class also works towards performances and projects. Contact Attik for details of how to join.

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Movers Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Movers Theatre Company provides opportunities for people with a learning disability who have some experience of drama and performance. The Company was formed following requests from the participants in the regular weekly sessions to do more advanced performance work. Movers are managed by a steering group with representation from the performers as well as Speakeasy. Movers have performed at high profile events such as the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics 2009, as well as at events attended by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Minister for Sport Gerry Sutcliffe, and Lord Richard Attenborough. The group meets at Attenborough Arts Centre and perform in a variety of spaces from Day Centres to Theatres as well as developing a workshop programme for the region. If you are interested in joining Movers, please contact the organisation for information.

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Random Line Performance Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Random Line is a professional arts based organisation producing very high quality work at a national level. People can become involved within this work at several levels: as participants in workshops/events, as participants in projects, as members of an audience or as a core member of the company. Core members are the artists at the heart of the company. To become a core member people must demonstrate a high level of interest, commitment, enthusiasm and have support to enable them to take a full part in a busy programme. Random Line supports people through all stages of this process - starting as participants in projects/workshops and developing into a core member, taking full responsibility for performances and projects. We have seen individuals transform and develop a personal confidence that would be hard to attain through any other process. For more detail please see the case studies on the website at http://www.randomline.co.uk/html/the_company.html. The artistic work of Random Line is developed in collaboration with Artistic Director, Andrew Williams a multi media artist.

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Indepen-dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Performance Company consists of members who have invited to participate based on their talent. Besides the regular classes, the Company has weekly extra sessions focusing on technique and movement. As well as an annual performance, the Company is also invited to take part in a variety of festivals and conference events such as the City of Culture event in Derry 2013. Indepen-dance has previously performed in Italy, Germany and Spain. Contact the organisation for further information on the Company including details of how to join.

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Freewheelers Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Freewheelers comprise a regular company of 18 core performers, with varying degrees of disability. Original productions using film and technology are created to give our performers their full voice, working with professional musicians, writer and technicians to achieve work of the highest quality. Productions are toured to professional venues locally including Farnham Malting, South Hill Park (Bracknell) and The Albany (Deptford). The Company welcome enquiries from keen actors interesting in joining the Company.

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Found Reality Choreographic Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Company offers opportunities to untrained disabled people and disabled students on some productions. These include theatre and performance skills training. Contact the Company for details of upcoming opportunities.

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Act Too [Semi Professional Opportunity]

ReWired DJs are a collective of London based DJs with learning disabilities which offer workshops to people with learning disabilities who are inspired by the thought of playing to a packed house. Workshops take place weekly and cover all aspects of Djing from mastering the equipment to filling the floor.

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Carousel [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Carousel produces Oksa Bright, an international digital and film festival dedicated to showcasing work from people with learning disabilities. The festival is open to work from talented disabled film-makers, whether professional or amateur.

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Act Too [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Baked Bean Dance Company offers members a chance to work with qualified teachers and professional choreographers. It meets twice weekly and is open to new members.

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Heart n Soul [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Heart n Soul provide support to a portfolio of emerging disabled artists including skills development, opportunities to work with professional artists and performance opportunities.

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Amici Dance Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Amici's weekly group of 40+ disabled and non-disabled dancers meet weekly with additional rehearsals scheduled when productions are in development. Productions are large scale and staged in professional venues and Amici has a substantial repertoire of work which is performed throughout the UK. The Company is currently at full capacity and is therefore unfortunately unable to take new members. However, each term Amici hold an open workshop lead by Wolfgang Stange at the Lyric Hammersmith and these are a unique opportunity to experience the Amici "magic". Further details are available on the website.

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Access All Areas [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Black Cab Theatre Company is a core ensemble of actors with a learning disability that aim to take their exciting theatre practice to a wider audience. The Company has recently been developing site specific performances and developing the actor's skills to really engage new audiences with the work. The aim is for the ensemble of actors to get a real wage for their work and to reach even more audiences in London and beyond.

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DIY Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Devising new work is an important part of what DIY does. Productions are always based on members' experiences, ideas and imaginations and use theatre, music, video and design to tell their stories. Performances take place in Manchester and beyond, touring to schools, professional theatres and community venues. If you are interested in joining DIY Theatre Company, please contact the Company for further information.

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Carousel [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Carousel offers a number of training and performance opportunities for disabled people. These include: - Blue Camel Club: Provides opportunities for bands, musicians, dancers, DJs, VJs to perform. - Shut Up and Listen: Live music and radio made by artists with a learning disability. - Carousel Choir: A choir of learning disabled young adults who perform at professional venues including Glyndebourne Opera House and Brighton's Corn Exchange.

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FRONTLINEdance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Breakthrou' aDvANCE has been created for those wanting to take the next step and further their dance skills. The group are working on our choreographic skills at present, but also work on workshop leading and assisting, and dance technique. The group meet weekly.

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everyBODY dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Aerial dance and inclusive practice - please contact the organisation for details of any opportunities for semi-professional artists.

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Musical Arc [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The members of Musical Arc are broad ranging in age, culture and background. As a group the aim is to welcome all abilities and to cater for impairments with instruments that suit each individual. Training is provided for members to develop both musically and personally, with many improvements seen in social interaction, confidence and professional approach. The group currently comprises singers, story tellers, percussionists and pitched instrument players, and is open to new sounds as well as the ability to occasionally change which instruments members play. The group undertakes professional public performances in mainstream venues. If you are interested in joining Musical Arc, please contact the organisation for further information.

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Seven Stars Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

The Stars work together as a company four days a week, building their performance skills as actors, social skills as people and creativity as artists - as well as 'having a lot of fun'. They aim to take their creative work and culture to wider audiences and to broaden their touring circuit. Seven Stars perform in traditional theatre venues such as Caedmon Hall, Custom's House, Theatre Royal and Alnwick Playhouse as well as community venues. The Stars have begun to tour internationally having transnational links with Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium & Malta. Their work has been showcased at local, national and international festivals and includes comedy, comedia dell arte, drama, devising and adaptations of popular stories and tales. Seven Stars meet four days each week 10am - 3pm to train, research, devise and rehearse. If an event requires, they are also called at other times. Not all members of the group come along everyday, unless working on a specific piece. A spin off group The Satellites work on a Thursday and look specifically at non verbal theatre forms. Revenue from shows and commissions is paid into the Company funds and is used to cover production expenses, travel and professional fees. The Stars welcome new members and taster days can be arranged. For details see our website or call 01670 351962 or email admin@headwayarts.co.uk.

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Magpie Dance [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Magpie Dance's Adult Group comprises 15 learning disabled dancers, some of whom have been with the Group since it started, others who have progressed through the Youth Group and adult community classes. The Group focusses on performance and choreographic techniques, working with in-house and guest artists, teachers and choreographers. Dancers are also involved in outreach and education residencies. Six members have created their own choreographic work through the ground-breaking Mentoring Programme, which sees disabled choreographers mentored to create work for non-disabled dancers.

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Hijinx Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Odyssey is an inclusive community group for adults with and without learning disabilities who share a passion for performance. The group's 25 core members continue to meet weekly to work on performance skills, leading towards an annual Christmas production that takes place in the Weston Studio at Wales Millennium Centre. Odyssey is a training ground for actors with learning disabilities. Three members have gone on to perform professionally in Hijinx Theatre tours. Numerous others have progressed to paid employment as actors in our Forum Theatre pieces and workshop assistants on Outreach projects. Odyssey members also gain the opportunity to work with national and international artists to create performances for the Unity Festival and Hijinx Pods. If you are interested in joining Odyssey, please download the form on the Company's website www.hijinx.org.uk/odyssey. Please note there is currently a waiting list for places.

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Get Changed Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Get Changed Theatre Company offers participants opportunities to develop their skills and experience working across a range of art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, music and film. 2015 is the year of festivals for Get Changed and the group hopes to perform at Exeter Respect, D'Arts and Funky Lama festivals in June and July. If funding is realised, the participants also hope to perform at Holifield in Cornwall in August. The theme of this year's work is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Please contact the organisation for details of how to join.

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DaDaFest [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Youth Disability Arts Touring Network: A project currently in development is establishing a national conversation with young disabled and d/Deaf people interested in the arts, whether performing, appreciating or behind-the-scenes. The project will look to make some of these ideas happen, empowering the young people to join up nationally to strengthen their skills and the future of the sector. Contact DaDaFest for further information.

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Blue Apple Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Blue Apple Dance Core is an auditioned group for those who wish to take their dancing to the next level. Sessions are aimed at those with dance/movement experience and aim to develop dance technique and performance skills. The group creates dance for touring performances and for shows and events.

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Candoco Dance Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Candoco delivers performance projects and summer schools for young people alongside mentoring and development support. A number of young people taking part in these opportunities have emerged as young leaders and have taken up professional engagements with dance organisations across London. Contact Candoco for information on current opportunities.

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Fan Dance Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Fan Dance Theatre Company are a Brighton based company of performers with and without disabilities who make feature length shows and deliver integrated creative workshops. Performances have taken place at a range of venues including the Blue Camel Club (Brighton), Phoenix Community Centre (Brighton), Chailey Heritage School, (Lewes), Salvation Army (Brighton), Brighton Fringe Festival and the Blue Starfish club (Worthing). Unfortunately, the Company is currently unable to take on any more performers.

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Blue Apple Theatre [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Apple Core is Blue Apple's award winning performance skills training programme. Open to a small group of auditioned, learning disabled members who have talent and ambition, but who are unable to access drama school, the group receives training, conducts workshops and tours dance and drama performances and commissioned, issue-based plays.

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Celebrity Pig Theatre Company [Semi Professional Opportunity]

Celebrity Pig Theatre Company offers devising, performing and training opportunities to actors with learning disabilities. Please contact the Company for further information on how to join.

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