Many dance organisations offer a comprehensive range of free-of-charge resources to teachers and learners, both online and face to face.
Many of these resources offer exciting opportunities to young dancers. They enrich and enhance the study and/or teaching of dance. They can be used to stimulate creative approaches to dance and encourage being actively engaged in learning.
We have gathered information from them to give you details of what they have to offer, all in one place.
In many cases the resources can be tailored to suit your needs. If you have used resources you think may benefit others, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
BalletBoyz Dance Company
BalletBoyz Dance Company is passionate about widening access to dance through our UK and international touring schedule and education programme. Our education work seeks to nurture participants and develop self-confidence and trust whilst promoting a wider understanding and appreciation of dance.
Council for Dance Education and Training
The Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) provides quality assurance for the professional dance and musical theatre industries. It is the first point of contact for those seeking information on education, training and assessment in the UK.
Dancers' Career Development
Dancers' Career Development (DCD) has been supporting professional dancers for over 40 years. Through the delivery of a bold programme of Transition Support Services, Dancers' Career Development empowers and enables all professional dancers in the UK to navigate a positive transition.
English Folk Dance and Song Society
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England, existing to champion English traditional folk music, song, dance and related arts as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK. With roots going back over 100 years, it is based at Cecil Sharp House, its dedicated folk arts centre in Camden, North London, which is also home to EFDSS’ Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Jasmin Vardimon Company
Renowned for her uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style combining physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance, Vardimon accentuates her work with an acute observation of human behaviour.
Richard Alston Dance Company
Richard Alston is internationally recognised as one of the most inspiring and influential choreographers in dance. Alston choreographed his first work in 1968, before becoming resident choreographer then Artistic Director of Rambert. Richard Alston Dance Company, formed in 1994, tours widely both nationally and internationally whilst maintaining an extensive focus on education work.
Stopgap Dance Company
Stopgap Dance Company create exhilarating dance productions for national and international touring. They employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. Stopgap value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance.
Tavaziva was established in 2004 and is led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His highly inventive choreographic style is a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance. Tavaziva is committed to developing and nurturing talent and providing opportunity for people to engage in high quality dance activities.
The Royal Ballet School
We offer free opportunities for secondary schools each year, including a visit to the Royal Ballet Upper School to see the students in their classical ballet training. The White Lodge Museum will soon be offered as an online resource. The Royal Ballet School Collections will remain accessible through the Archives Hub network and a new online timeline.