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People Dancing Professional Coaching Bursary with Dr Natalie Garrett Brown
Location: Online
Deadline: 17 January 2022
People Dancing is offering two community dance artists the opportunity to work alongside Dr Natalie Garrett Brown to develop their practice and in particular leadership skills through a series of six online coaching sessions over three months (in early 2022).

We are seeking two individuals to work alongside Dr Natalie Garrett Brown; the first candidate will identify as deaf, neurodivergent, disabled or chronically ill, and the second will identify as Black or another member of the global majority. Both candidates will currently work in, or want to transition into community or participatory dance practice. You may have experienced a non-traditional route into dance but may bring relevant experiences and qualities e.g. long-term involvement in social dance or movement activity with a strong commitment to community engagement (e.g. ballroom, keep fit, dance competitions/battles). You will have experience in this context of three years minimum.

The leadership skills development might include (but not limited to) exploring the facilitation of discussions, writing about your work, raising your profile, networking and training. Coaching offers a safe space on a 1-2-1 basis to review and reflect on your practice and planning supporting you to take the next steps in your professional development.

Successful candidates will get:

  • Six, one hour coaching sessions held online with Dr Natalie Garrett Brown
  • £180 bursary* to support the attendance of the coaching sessions
  • 1-year professional individual membership with People Dancing including professional indemnity insurance and access to our members resources (commencing April 2022)
  • The opportunity to discuss your work with People Dancing staff and contribute to or attend People Dancing networking events.

Sessions will be held online and over a period of 3 months (in early 2022) at mutually beneficial times.

Coachee’s will be asked to document their progress and provide an impact statement at the end of the programme which might be in the form of a word document or short video.

*£30 per session payable upon completion of the programme. Any sessions not attended will have the payment deducted from the total.

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How to Apply

If you would like to apply please email a letter and CV, or video (no longer than 3 minutes) telling us a bit about you and your practice and stating why you would like this opportunity to info@communitydance.org.uk with COACHING in the subject line. Please also include any supporting information to your professional practice including any photographs, writing or published articles, links or videos.

Deadline: Monday 17 January 2022 10am.

Please also let us know in your application if you have any access needs or caring responsibilities that you need support with to be able to take part in this opportunity.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion, please email info@communitydance.org.uk