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Talking Dance: The Future of Cultural Education

On August 2 2021, we considered ways in which the sector could work together to ensure that all children have opportunities to learn dance, with a particular focus on the role dance can play in supporting children and young people’s post-pandemic recovery.

Guest speakers:
Ginny Brown, ISTD Chief Executive
Solange Urdang, CEO and Board member of Urdang Academy
Anne Appelbaum, Director of Children and Young People at Arts Council England
Laura Nicholson, Head of Children and Young People’s Dance, One Dance UK
Glyndwr Jones, Director of the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT).

Talking Dance: Improving Racial Equity

On 29 June, we partnered with other organisations to look to gain a greater awareness of the contexts in which dance is taught and the potential barriers to accessing dance education.

Held in partnership with The TIRED Movement, bbodance, International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

Guest speakers:
Kenneth Tharp CBE
Karina H Maynard, Director for Representation and Social Impact and Board Member at Urdang
Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director of the Scottish Ballet
Sharon Watson MBE DL, CEO/Principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Dancers Shevelle Dynott and Emmanuel Kojo and teachers’ Stacey Green and Sujata Banerjee.

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