DATE: Thursday 29th March 2017

TIME:  6pm

VENUE: Dance Studio, Stoke-on-Trent College, Performing Arts Dept, Moorland Road, Burslem. Stoke-on-Trent. ST6 1JJ

The evening will commence with a report of the year’s activity from our Chair, Zoe Papiernik-Bloor, followed by a performance from our Breakthrou’dance community dance participants.

Artistic Director Rachael Lines, will then present our Artistic and Annual Report, sharing photos and film footage of the wonderful projects that we have created and delivered during December 2016 to November 2017.

Other AGM general business will follow, ending with formal Thank You’s to all of our funders, supporters, board members and staff.

The board are actively seeking new board members who can help the company to achieve its ambitious plans over the next couple of years. We are looking for a treasurer, and are keen to speak to interested parties who may be able to help with Friends of FRONTLINEdance. As a disability focused company it is important to FRONTLINEdance that disabled people are represented within the board, its staff and its volunteers.

We would very much appreciate it if you could RSVP by Monday 26th March to help us cater for numbers.




It’s been another great year for FRONTLINEdance. We very much hope you can join us to celebrate our achievements.


Not-for-Profit Company FRONTLINEdance is seeking a Treasurer.

Deadline: Friday 23rd March 2018

 About FRONTLINEdance:

Under the Artistic Direction of Rachael Lines, UK based FRONTLINEdance is a ‘not-for-profit’ company Ltd by guarantee (no shareholders). We are a disability-focused, integrated (disabled and non-disabled) dance company, with a strand for older people and another for dance and health. We have a small but dedicated staff team and voluntary board of directors.

Where the Company is based:
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Expectation for the role
We have an immediate vacancy for a Treasurer, who will lead financial oversight on behalf of the Board. In the last six months, we have been improving our systems and processes, but there is more to be done. Working closely with and supporting the Company Development Manager and other staff, you will build on the progress we have made so far.

You will also contribute more broadly to the strategic direction of the organisation as an active Board member. As with many small not-for-profit companies, financial sustainability is an ongoing challenge. You will help the Board and management to identify ways to consolidate the financial situation and deliver on our long-term ambition to diversify our income base, increasing the proportion of earned revenue while also delivering greater social and environmental impact.

As a guide, the typical Treasurer’s role commitment is 8-hours per month, and as a ‘not for profit’ company the role is voluntary (unpaid). The Board typically holds six evening meetings per year. The key responsibility is to actively engage in these meetings, setting out direction and reviewing big decisions for the company. Between meetings, each Board member provides ad-hoc advice and support in their area of expertise, and each is involved in supporting a particular FRONTLINEdance priority.
From you, we’ll look for skills and experience in accounting and financial management, as well as a commitment to FRONTLINEdance’s vision and aims, a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to fulfilling the role, and the ability to be an effective member of a team.

FRONTLINEdance’s vision and aims:


FRONTLINEdance wants a future where disabled children and young people have the same access and progression routes into dance that exist for their non-disabled peers; for older people to feel healthy, connected, and socially engaged within their communities; and for disabled dance artists to be viewed in the same professional light as mainstream contemporaries.

FRONTLINEdance believes that integrated dance plays a positive and active role in creating vibrant, healthy, cohesive communities. With participants continually gaining self-confidence, tolerance, knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm, these clear and strong long-term benefits will assist and develop in all areas of individual lives and communities.


FRONTLINEdance’s mission is to develop and broaden its programme of dance participation and performance opportunities, to stretch the possibilities, and potential for, disabled and non-disabled people to integrate together within a community and professional context.

Running parallel to this is its desire to extend its work in increasing the physical health and well-being benefits dance can offer in health and with older people. This includes showcasing high quality, professional contemporary dance, and integrated dance performance in health care, residential and community settings.

Name and contact details for enquiries about the role:

Zoe Papiernik-Bloor (Chair) –

If you would like to speak to the Artistic Director, then please contact Rachael on 07919 026962 or email