Nina D Atkindson - Artistic Director of LOOP

Nina founded LOOP Dance Company over twenty years ago

There’s quite a lot to read here and some questions for your application you may want to consider before completing.

 IF YOU ARE  A GRADUATE OR BEGINNING YOUR CAREER AS A DANCE TEACHER – GIVE YOUR FUTURE A DASP…

  “IT ALLOWS YOU TO LEARN AND PRACTICE SKILLS, THAT YOU’LL CONTINUE TO CALL ON THROUGHOUT BOTH YOUR CAREER AND LIFE.

 “I WISH THIS OPPORTUNITY HAD BEEN AVAILABLE WHEN I BEGAN MY CAREER.”

Nina D Atkinson – Founder & Artistic Director of LOOP Dance

DASP IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE

For two days a week, during the three academic terms, you’ll be given opportunities that are useful, good practice and provide substantial experience for your CV.

We’re based at The Brook in Chatham, but our workshops and involvement with many parts of the community means we have a presence in locations across Kent. 

DASP is a programme that provides graduates with the opportunity to create and tour work as a graduate company. As a DASP participant, you will be supported by Loop Dance Company members to create opportunities for you to choreograph pieces of work to perform.

You’ll not only get involved with these projects, but take on responsibilities for them. These include teaching groups of people, project organisation, management, finance and promotion skills which equip you with both the knowledge and experience that employers look for in job candidates.

Throughout, our commitment to wanting you to succeed means you’ll receive training, guidance, support in an environment that ensures you are a person, not a number.

We also hold DASP Intensives throughout the academic year which will be FREE for you to join. We open these courses up to all dance graduates at a small charge.  Please see the home page for more details on the DASP Intensives.

WE KEEP IT SMALL SO THAT YOU CAN SHINE!

The programme is restricted to a small group of people each year for a specific reason – your future.  If successful in your application, you’ll be involved in many aspects of what we do and will become part of the LOOP Dance Company for the year.

We’re a small team that works together, supporting and encouraging each other throughout, working with other people throughout both the dance world and the community at large. This skill is the backbone of most success stories in business, education and in people’s own lives and we are proof that it really gives you a long-term DASP Course - by LOOP Dance Companyopportunity in life.

YOU’LL GAIN SKILLS AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR HEART SING

There are also a number of opportunities during the year to become part of  “LOOP Dance Collective” performances – allowing you to continue your passion for dance throughout.

To be associated with an established and recognised Contemporary Dance Company; founded over twenty years ago; that continues to evolve to meet the needs and challenges of life, whilst being able to honestly say “We do what makes our hearts sing!” – we hope remains a brilliant memory forever too.

WE’RE NOT IN IT FOR THE MONEY, WE’RE DOING IT FOR A GREAT FUTURE FOR ALL

The cost of the course for one year is £1800 which, when you get the calculator out, is £60 per week over 30 weeks or three payments of £600 over the three terms. You also have the option to discuss a personalised payment plan with us which makes it even more affordable!

Especially when you think of the number of experiences you’ll not only have, but be able to talk about to employers or pass onto your students in their learnings.

You can pay it all up front for the year, or per term or each week. Each will be set up as a direct debit – but all successful candidates will be required to pay the full fee for the year by the end of the Summer term. It’s the only way we can keep the group small and commit our time to the programme – you will be asked to agree to this when you apply.

YOU’LL NEED TO APPLY, WE’LL INVITE YOU TO AN AUDITION IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL.

Applications for 2017/18 are now open!

Please do come along to an Open Morning on 25th May, 1st June or 8th June and participate in class for FREE 11am – 1pm and then join us for tea and chats 1pm – 2pm to ask any questions you may have.

Then to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to us at looped@loopdancecompany.co.uk. Only successful applicants will be invited to an audition.

The Deadline for applications is the 23rd June at 5pm.

The Audition date is 29th June 2017 at The Brook Theatre, Chatham.

If you have any questions about the course, please email us at looped@loopdancecompany.co.uk and we will aim to respond within 48 hours.

Please note – we are unable to enter into any form of correspondence regarding individuals applications at any time.

YOUR APPLICATION TO DASP IS AS SIMPLE AS 1,2,3 and 4!

You’ll need:

1.   A photo image (JPEG or PNG) of yourself. Please save the file as your name with PHOTO at the end (e.g.  NinaAtkinsonPHOTO)

2.  An up-to-date CV. It can be as a WORD, Google DOC or PDF format file. Please save the file you submit as your name with CV at the end (e.g. NinaAtkinson)

3.  A covering letter detailing why you would like to be considered for this programme. Please save the file you submit as your name with Cover letter at the end (e.g. NinaAtkinsonCoverletter)

4.  Keep the audition date free! and prepare any questions you may have.

You will also be asked to agree to the commitment of the full year fee and asked for how you would prefer to pay (once for the year, at the start of the term or weekly.) You will be able to change between these options once.  Each of your payments will need be made by direct debit. We’ll get the details of the account and  provide you with a schedule of payments; please ensure you have the appropriate funds available in the account for these dates.

This is not a legal document and should be treated as information that was correct at the time of publishing. We reserve the right to change this information at any time, however if this affects an application you have already made we will advise you of this at that point.

We hope you are excited by the opportunity that DASP brings you. We thank you in advance for applying – we’re proud of this programme.