Nothing beats the real thing

From workshops, seminars and live streaming there are a bunch of ways you can connect with Dance Mama in person 

Bring Your Own Beverage and have a chat (FREE)

Friday 31st July, 5:15 - 5:55pm


I am inviting you, the Dance Mama community, to 40mins with me to have a chance to reflect on what’s happened in these last weeks. By ‘long spooning’ our experiences with each other it will aim to give us some empathetic ears, identify some really key issues emerging and ideally spark some ideas of what can do to progress as healthily as possible in this new era. 


If you fancy joining state your interest here and I’ll send you the Zoom code/ password with a bit of a structure of how it will work. 


If the time doesn’t suit (as no doubt juggling everything it may not), there's another chance later in the month. I’m pretty sure the 40 minutes will fly by!


Needless to say, the presence of your children on Zoom is a non-issue, as is cats, dogs and other inhabitants of your home. 


This is aimed at parents who work in dance, but if any other dance folk want to come along and join in that is A-OK. 

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management masterclass

Tuesday 28th Janaury, 10am – 1pm

Farnham Maltings, GU9 7QR

In association with Surrey Dance Connect, the Dance Mama (aka Lucy McCrudden) will lead you through 3, glorious hours of training at Farnham Maltings, on the ins and outs of project management in a dance learning and participation context. Covering everything from initial ideas, to building partnerships, finance, delivery and evaluation.


With over 16 years’ experience in leadership and project management in high-profile projects with world-class organisations (including the Royal Opera House, The Place and Rambert), Lucy will give you a good understanding of best practice on how to get your idea up and running. 


Who’s this relevant for?

Anyone who wants to upskill their project management, confirmation of best practice for new and early career project managers and a fresh perspective for the seasoned project manager. 

Come make those ideas a reality!

Full Price £125

New Year Discount prices:

Dance Mama subscribers can attend for just £35 (almost 70% off full price)


Surrey Dance Connect attendees from events in 2019 can attend for £45 


If you can prove student status, you qualify for a special discount of 80% off £25

the creative genius show

hosted by Nicolette Wilson-Clarke

1-2pm, Friday 25th October 2019

Lucy chats dance and mamas in Nicolette Wilson-Clarke's (aka The Creative Genius Coach) weekly show about Dance Mama's development exactly a year on since its re-launch. 

Tune in live, or listen to the podcast. 


Saturday 19th October
09:00-15:00 (FREE)

Lucy will outline the progress of Dance Mama, dubbed ‘a unique and vital resource’ by One Dance UK, solely for dance professionals with families. Lucy will take you through her journey with the project, her career at large and what’s to come.


In the second part of the session Lucy will help you refresh your strategy on where your career is heading to assist you in some valuable take aways that will directly support you in their own personal development. 

Contact Emma Jones to reserve your free spot -

Building a Portfolio career

Tuesday 11 June
13:00-15:30 (£20)

Overwhelmed about how you're navigating your career in the dance world? You’ve got big ideas, but you just feel a bit stuck? Or you just need some support with how to fit it all together? Then help is at hand...

Lucy McCrudden (@thedancemama) will guide you through this friendly, dynamic and energising session. 




This event is curated by Dance Mama in partnership with Sadler’s Wells and will address some of the challenges for parents working in dance and will include case studies, panel discussions and networking.


It is an opportunity to bring together parents who work in dance to share their experiences with each other as well as organisations including One Dance UK and Sadler’s Wells and is particularly relevant for anyone working in a freelance capacity.


Children Welcome!


Dancing Through Motherhood

Wonder Woman Sunday

March 17, Royal Opera House, London

Family Sundays: Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in fun-packed Sundays, ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities.

'Dancing Through Motherhood' were two inclusive 45-minute discussion and creative session celebrating three Royal Opera House mothers - Royal Ballet Company First Artists, Tara-Briggitte Bhavnani, Nathalie Harrison and ROH Choreographer, Kate Flatt.

Designed for all family members, including very young children from all backgrounds, Lucy McCrudden (Dance Mama) hosted and led on the shaping of the sessions delivered with Bim Malcolmson (Dance Artist, Choreographer and Mother) who will led the creative dance tasks, accompanied by Music Mama pianist and songwriter, Frances Yonge

Images: Pari Naderi, Pierre Tappon, Ben Broomfield

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