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Developing professionals @YSDF

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

We see the Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival as more than just a fantastic platform for children and young people to share and celebrate their talents and achievements. We're also keen to ensure that the teachers and artists coordinating their school or group's involvement in YSDF are able to access support, development and training opportunities. These opportunities are free and part of the registration fee.

Each year, through the support of the York & North Yorkshire Dance Hub, we offer a twilight training workshop with a professional dance artist. In 2018 it was Jon Beney. The session gives people the opportunity to refresh their own skills and confidence, work collaboratively with other professionals and get fresh ideas on choreography and performance. You can read more about the 2018 workshop here.

In 2018 we worked in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, IVE, York Dance Space, and Yorkshire Education to offer additional strands of work:

You can read more about the five projects and how participants evaluated them by reading our summary and evaluation report.



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