Dance community

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 aqadance@aqa.org.uk.

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.

More information | BalletBoyz Dance Company website

BalletBoyz Dance Company website

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, have many free online resources to help students, teachers and dance enthusiasts with their studies in dance.

More information | Candoco Dance Company website

Candoco Dance Company website

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.

More information | Council for Dance Education and Training website

Council for Dance Education and Training website

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.

More information | Dancers' Career Development website

Dancers' Career Development website

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.

More information | English Folk Dance and Song Society website

English Folk Dance and Song Society website

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.

More information | Jasmin Vardimon Company website

Jasmin Vardimon Company website

New Adventures & Re:Bourne

Mixing popular appeal with a ground-breaking, unique theatrical language, wonderful dancers and high-quality production values, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is one of the great success stories of British theatre.

More information | New Adventures & Re:Bourne website

New Adventures & Re:Bourne website

One Dance UK

One Dance UK is the leading subject association for dance in schools.

More information | One Dance UK website

One Dance UK website

Rambert

Rambert is not only Britain’s national dance company, it is also the longest-lived. Dating from the creation of the first British ballet in 1926, Rambert has charted the development of dance in the UK and abroad.

More information | Rambert website

Rambert website

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.

More information | Richard Alston Dance Company website

Richard Alston Dance Company website

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is home to The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet – two of the world’s great artistic companies. They aim to be accessible and engaging, develop audiences while breaking new ground in lyric theatre.

More information | Royal Opera House website

Royal Opera House  website

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.

More information | Stopgap Dance Company website

Stopgap Dance Company website

Tavaziva

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.

More information | Tavaziva website

Tavaziva website

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.

More information | The Royal Ballet School website

The Royal Ballet School website