PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
FOR DANCING PARENTS
KEEP YOUR DANCE CAREER
Dance Mama Live! is an online monthly programme of inspirational, informative and creative activity designed specifically to empower parents working in dance.
Our 2022/23 Season, Back On The Road (supported by Arts Council England) starts this November and runs until July 2023, continuing our mission of getting you racing up the road of your career in dance as a parent.
This time we're bringing back in-person sessions which we have all craved over the pandemic years, as well as delivering the nation’s dancing parents the very best content they deserve online and as replays in this digestible programme made for busy working parents.
To truly get you out and about, virtually and in person, each monthly session will be broadcasting from one of Dance Mama's national partners; One Dance UK, Sadler’s Wells, DanceXchange, Fabric, Dance City, East London Dance, Company Chameleon, CScape, Swindon Dance and Clearcut.
re-ignite your dance creativity or drive it further in an empathetic space
link up with other professional parents in dance online and in real life
supporting women beyond dance
learn from pioneers in sport, medicine and arts who care deeply about dance parents' futures
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
A 10-month programme of monthly 1-hour webinars and 1-hour workshops, LIVE and REPLAY from leading dance organisations around England, at an affordable price (thanks to Arts Council England and our partners), including a supportive community + benefits!
10 x 1-hour choreographic workshops from a spectrum of dance makers from our 10 host organisations giving you the opportunity to have space, explore and fuel your creativity on your timescale. All are on Zoom, and 3 will be in person in London, Leeds and Birmingham.
10 x 1-hour webinars from the country’s leading specialists from a variety of backgrounds with proven experience in supporting working parents in physically reliant careers from the arts, elite sport, medicine, psychology, advocacy and more.
Replays are availble after each session for easy access session to watch or listen what you want, when you want. All on YouTube so you can engage on-the-go.
Private Facebook Group to easily access links to upcoming sessions and the library of replay sessions quickly, as well as and connect with other dancing parents.
Access to 21/22 Season of Dance Mama Live - over 20 hours of bespoke webinars and workshops with world-class specialists at your fingertips.
Discount on our live online courses of weekly technique classes, designed for pre/postnatal parents with professional experience.
GET A TASTE OF WHAT WE DO
‘This is amazing! I wish I had this sort of organisation when I was a young Mum.’
– Etta Murfitt MBE, Associate Director,
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Wanna try before you sign-up?
Always good to know what you're in for, especially with so little time on your hands! Here's two beauties from last season...
Here's last year's taster featuring special guests, Etta Murfitt MBE (Associate Artistic Director, New Adventures) and Erin Sanchez, Manager of Health, Wellbeing and Performance (One Dance UK) joining Dance Mama Founder, Lucy McCrudden, to give a flavour of the programme.
Photo credits, Etta Murfitt (Stephen Berkeley White), Erin Sanchez (Dani Bower) Lucy McCrudden (Pierre Tappon)
Inspiring us from our cousins in sport, Dr Steve Ingham, Eminent physiologist to over 200 Olympians and Founder of Supporting Champions talks us through how he worked with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill as she moved into parenthood.
WHY DANCE MAMA LIVE?
"This transformative programme gives many parents across the sector and beyond access to high quality, tangible and bespoke support.
It’s a much-needed opportunity that removes the barriers so many parents face to developing their dance careers, simply because of their circumstances."
Lucy McCrudden, Founder/CEO, TEDx Speaker
IS THIS FOR ME?
Dance Mama is committed to being inclusive for parents from all backgrounds working in dance and extends this definition beyond performers to those working in studios and off-stage in professional contexts including state and private education. Yipee!
We warmly welcome participants who have had to step away from the industry for a period of time due to the pressures of parenting (this was a driver for the project) as well as welcoming those with sustained careers to build further on their skills with the potential for all participants to make connections that will be of benefit to them and the industry.
Disclaimer: Always check with your healthcare practitioner before starting a new activity programme. You are responsible for your health and safety. Dance Mama is not liable for any injury or harm sustained whilst taking this programme. If you are a new parent, you will not be eligible to take part if you have not passed your 6-week health check. This opportunity is only availble to people aged 18 years or over.