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Dancers’ development scheme expands nationwide

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Industry support body Dancers’ Career Development has announced an expansion of a scheme aimed at helping professional dancers find careers after performance.

The London-based organisation is rolling out its transition coaching service UK-wide, and has recruited a new professional coach as part of this. It offers dancers the opportunity to have face-to-face coaching in places such as Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow. Previously, DCD was only able to offer face-to-face appointments in London.

DCD specialises in helping dancers achieve post-performance careers, and its transition coaching service is designed to support professional dancers in the mid-to-late stages of their performing careers, or those starting to plan a transition into other professions.

Professional coach Jo Wright joins DCD to work alongside the body’s director of coaching Isabel Mortimer in rolling out the transition coaching programme to both companies and independent dancers across the country.

This will be taking place from September.

Other support schemes run by DCD include workshops, mentoring and financial grants, available for people who want to retrain in another area of dance or pursue a new career.

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