Springboard Dance Bursary Scheme
Hampshire Dance is working in partnership with Hampshire County Council to deliver the Springboard Dance Bursary Scheme.
The scheme is for outstanding young dancers who aspire to be the next leading dance professionals. Springboard will help dancers create a bespoke training programme to enhance and develop their skills. Successful candidates will receive up to £500 of dance training and development, with the guided support of a Bursary Co-ordinator.
If you want to apply for a dance bursary, you must be;
- Aged between 13 and 18
- Resident in Hampshire, within the County Council boundaries (This does not include the unitary authority areas of Portsmouth and Southampton.)
Applications for the 2013-14 scheme are now CLOSED but you can read more about the scheme on the Hampshire County Council website.
Centres for Advanced Training
Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) provide children with local access to the best available teaching and facilities alongside strong links with the music and dance profession. They ensure that children who are talented and committed dancers and musicians have appropriate, tailor-made, specialist provision even if they do not choose to attend specialist boarding schools. Most CATs accept young people by audition only.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) offers grants through the Music and Dance Scheme in order to make it possible for any talented young dancer or musician to attend a CAT regardless of their financial circumstances. For further information please visit the National Dance CATs website.
Guide to Careers in Dance
Are you interested in a career in dance?
Youth Dance England (YDE) has created a comprehensive Guide to Careers in Dance to help you explore all the different career paths available. The guide contains all the information and tips you need to negotiate a career in dance and includes case studies of established dance professionals explaining how they got where they are today.
You can download the Guide to Careers in Dance for FREE from the YDE website.