FREE ONLINE Taster Session

As part of our targeted consultancy, Maiya Leeke will be leading a free online dance session for wheelchair users;

  • THURSDAY 10th June (6:30pm-7:30pm) – 14+

To book a place and receive your Zoom link, please email hello@frontlinedance.co.uk

Thanks so much to everyone who has filled out Miaya, Isilda and Katies survey questions. There is still time if you haven’t done so already. We’d really appreciate it if you could find some time to complete;

For our local ethnic diverse community: https://forms.gle/m6s4GYubgsfyYkjD8

For our local wheelchair users: https://forms.office.com/r/L2BvG1EQNT

For those wheelchair users working in dance: https://forms.office.com/r/HNQrmNz1iQ

We really appreciate it – Thank You.

Join Our Board!

FRONTLINEdance is urgently seeking applications for Voluntary Chair, Directors and members of the Board. Deadline: 30th June 2021. Appointments made on 8th July at our AGM

For FRONTLINEdance and the board to run efficiently and effectively, we require a range of skills from a diverse group of people. This means we are open for you to tell us what you can offers us as a director, a member or chair of the board. All positions our voluntary.

We need a mix of experience and skills, both professional and lived. We are looking for different types of people from different backgrounds, who believe in the work we do and want to help us not only to continue but to move forward. Enthusiasm for the work we do across, our key areas of Performance, Heath and Community, as well as having the time to dedicate to us is important.

So, if you have valuable knowledge and life experience, or other great skills that would provide balance to our board – apply now!

FRONTLINEdance is committed to inclusivity and diversity, and we actively encourage applications from people whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our board; specifically, people who identify as (d)Deaf and disabled and / or are ethnically diverse.

You can attend meetings via zoom, so you do not need to be local to FRONTLINEdance.

Download a recruitment pack and an application form.

Cultural Recovery Fund

FRONTLINEdance is relieved, excited, and thankful to be awarded the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s, Cultural Recovery Fund so that we can continue, develop, and ensure we can execute all of our exciting new plans later in the year. This means we have some new temporary positions both in our Artistic Team and Office Team.

FRONTLINEdance were among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The second round of awards made last week will help organisations such as us look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead. 
The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

Partnerships & Development

Seeking an experienced freelance person to help us create new partnerships, generate income, and with the overall development of FRONTLINEdance.

This temporary position will start on 27th April and end on 31st June. You will help to ensure FRONTLINEdance is ready and able to return to its regular delivery in July, with new projects and programmes starting in September 2021 and January 2022. During this time you will work closely with the Artistic Director to identify areas of development.

Fee: 20 days @£250 a day on a self-employment agreement / freelance basis.

Within these 20 days we will expect you to:

  • write and submit three funding applications for 2 year plus projects/programmes
  • Develop the partners and sponsors to help us to deliver them
  • Look at how we work internally and suggest ways of improving and moving forward
  • Support the Dance Development Role
  • Work closely with our Artistic Director
  • Help to problem solve Covid-19 related issues
  • Put in place a range of non-grant income plans based on our current target
  • Provide suggestions to move forward

To fulfil this role in a very short time the successful applicant will need to have:

  • experience of working with similar companies
  • experience and knowledge of what small not-for-profits need and can achieve
  • an understanding of what our work entails
  • the ability to move quick with suggestions and ideas
  • track record of successful funding applications to a number of sources
  • ability to identify risk and offer ways to resolve it
  • have excellent time management skills
  • be resourceful
  • prior knowledge and experience is essential
  • be an advocate of dance and disability, dance for health and contemporary dance
  • be proactive, friendly and resourceful, with the ability to communicate well with a range of people, both knowledgeable and new to our work.
  • motivation and enthusiasm for FRONTLINEdance and what we want to achieve

How To Apply:

Please provide us either in a document, voice recording, or video:

  • Name and contact details
  • Details of your skills and experience
  • Why you want to work with FRONTLINEdance
  • Details of relevant qualifications, CPD and informal courses you have attended
  • Anything else that you would like to add, including video links

DEADLINE: Friday 16th April 2021

Email this to: rachael@frontlinedance.co.uk

For those applying via video, can you please send via a WeTransfer or something similar please.

What happens next? FRONTLINEdance will invite those shortlisted to an ONLINE interview on TUESDAY 20th APRIL. Successful applicants will be notified on WEDNESDAY 21st APRIL, to start a freelance agreement or a or PAYE contract with us on 27th APRIL.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We actively welcome applications for disabled people and ethnically diverse people.

By using the term ‘disabled person’ we aim to include people who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse/neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness, mental health conditions, and more. We understand that different people prefer different terminology. You do not have to prefer the term ‘disabled person’, nor identify as a disabled person or ethnically diverse person to apply.

Dance Development / Creative Learning Post

Temporary Post April- August 2021

Even though initially you may be working remotely and online, you will be required to work in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

You will need experience in:

  • Fundraising
  • Project Management / Co-ordination/ Arts Administration
  • Delivery of inclusive / integrated dance sessions
  • Evaluation
  • Participant and Audience Engagement
  • Developing Partners
  • Working alongside and leading other dance artists

Your role will include:

  • Implementation of our new Disabled Children & Young People’s Strategy
  • Delivery of workshops / creating work
  • Making new projects and programmes happen
  • Maintaining and developing existing programmes of work

Your role will include working with our Artistic Director, new partnerships & development post, and our dance artists.

Fee: £28,000 pro-rata for a 20 hour week (flexibility within hours and when they are worked, and evenings and weekend work may be required)

Type: PAYE or Freelance (to be discussed with the successful applicant)

Probationary period of 2 months applies. A further 4 month agreement/contract will be offered once this probationary period is met successfully, with the view of a longer term offer been made in September, funding dependant.

This is a new role to FRONTLINEdance, so the successful applicant will determine what the role may develop into, as well as its future with the FRONTLINEdance Team. We are very excited about this and its potential.

How To Apply:

Please provide us either in a document, voice recording, or video:

  • Name and contact details
  • Details of your skills and experience
  • Why you want to work with FRONTLINEdance
  • Details of relevant qualifications, CPD and informal courses you have attended
  • Anything else that you would like to add, including video links

DEADLINE: Friday 16th April 2021

Email this to: rachael@frontlinedance.co.uk

For those applying via video, can you please send via a WeTransfer or something similar please.

What happens next? FRONTLINEdance will invite those shortlisted to an ONLINE interview on WEDNESDAY 21st APRIL, and you will be asked to deliver a 20 mins creative task (further details will be sent). Successful applicants will be notified on THURSDAY 22nd APRIL, to start a freelance agreement or a or PAYE contract with us on 28th APRIL.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We actively welcome applications for disabled people and ethnically diverse people.

By using the term ‘disabled dance artists’ we aim to include artists who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse/neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness, mental health conditions, and more. We understand that different people prefer different terminology. You do not have to prefer the term ‘disabled person’, nor identify as a disabled person or ethnically diverse person to apply.

2/3 dance artists/consultants needed for Targeted Consultation and Workshop Delivery to Ethnically Diverse Members of our community and Wheelchair Users

For two to three members of our artistic team (or two new/additional freelance dance artists who just want to deliver this) we are offering a temporary role to deliver Targeted Consultation & Workshops to inclusively engage:

  • Ethnically diverse members of our local community
  • Wheelchair user’s

This is so we can find out why representation from these two areas of our community are lower than others, and what we can do to about it. After an initial 16 hours of consultation, you will be required to deliver six 1-hour targeted ONLINE dance workshops. FRONTLINEdance would then require you to create an engagement plan moving forward, and you will need to present your findings and advice to the team. Your final contribution would be to evaluate your time with us. 

Your role would start on 28th April and for this current agreement end around 25th June. However we would hope to be able to offer you delivery / performance work in the future. FRONTLINEdance are looking for dance artists with lived experience/self-identify with these particular members of our local community. We envisage this work can be carried out remotely and online, therefore it’s unlikely that you will need to travel to us. 

Fee: £1,080 (45 hours work in total) to include 16 hours of consultation,  planning and delivery of 6 1-hour online dance sessions, 16 hours creating and then presenting an engagement plan to the FRONTLINEdance Team, and 4 hours to evaluate. 

 

How To Apply:

Please provide us either in a document, voice recording, or video:

  • Name and contact details
  • Details of your skills and experience
  • Why you want to work with FRONTLINEdance
  • Which communities you identify with / have lived experience of
  • Details of relevant qualifications, CPD and informal courses you have attended
  • Anything else that you would like to add, including video links

DEADLINE: Friday 16th April 2021

Email this to: rachael@frontlinedance.co.uk

For those applying via video, can you please send via a WeTransfer or something similar please.

What happens next? FRONTLINEdance will invite those shortlisted to an ONLINE interview on WEDNESDAY 21st APRIL, and you will be asked to deliver a 20 mins creative task (further details will be sent). Successful applicants will be notified on THURSDAY 22nd APRIL, to start a freelance agreement with us (ONLINE) on 28th APRIL.

By using the term ‘disabled dance artists’ we aim to include artists who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse/neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness, mental health conditions, and more. We understand that different people prefer different terminology. You do not have to prefer the term ‘disabled person’, nor identify as a disabled dance artist to apply.

Dance Artists: Job Description/Person Specification, and How to Apply

We are looking for 5-7 freelance dance artists (aged 23 years and above) to join a training and research & development period with us. We need a range of dance artists, who can lead delivery on the three main areas of our work; Community | Health | Performance

The aim is that all dance artists will form our CORE Artistic Team, so all need to be ready to deliver on a number of projects and programmes, including new performance work by the end of the 15 days. Each individual dance artist will act as ‘leads’ in areas of strength, but all will take part in the same training and R&D process, meaning that we can expand on our delivery. Therefore, all need to show commitment to working for us beyond July 2021, even though initial agreements will end July 2021.

Dance artists will be experienced in at least one of the following, and will be given lead roles to:

  • Dance in our performance works
  • Lead sessions in hospitals and/or elderly care settings
  • Lead inclusive dance in our community
  • Lead Dance For Health session’s for partipants who have long term health conditions
  • Consult and lead on targeted sessions for ethnically diverse people (must self-identify)
  • Consult and lead on target sessions for wheelchair users (must self-identify)
  • Be part of a combination of, or all of the above.

This training period will provide the time to research & co-develop ideas exploring different delivery models to overcome the restrictions Covid-19 has placed on some of our methodology, specifically how we directly interact with Visually Impaired and PMLD /SPMLD audiences in a performance context. We’ll share findings & use it to inform our future performance work. Sessions will be via Zoom and Face to Face (see below).

We are not interested in applicants who are available ONLY for this period of training, but those who see a future working with FRONTLINEdance as a core member of its artistic team. Those interested in leading sessions, must be willing to travel to Stoke-on-Trent / Staffordshire on a regular basis to deliver. There is no upper age limit, and we encourage ethnically diverse and disabled dance artists to apply.

Fee: £1,800, for 15 days. There is no additional fee for travel and accommodation. Access costs are available. Self employment agreement offered.

For two to three members of our artistic team (or two new/additional freelance dance artists) we are also offering a further temporary role to deliver Targeted Consultation & Workshops to inclusively engage:

  • Ethnically diverse members of our local community
  • Wheelchair user’s

In brief, the role will include finding out why current engagement is lower, deliver a targeted online participatory programme from the findings, and create a new engagement plan for the future. FRONTLINEdance are looking for dance artists with lived experience/self-identify with these particular members of our local community. This work will take place April-June 2021. As sessions will be delivered online, it’s unlikely that you will need to travel to us. Follow this link for further information:
Job: Targeted dance consultation & delivery | FRONTLINEdance

How To Apply:

Please provide us either in a document, voice recording, or video:

  • Name and contact details
  • Details of your skills and experience
  • Why you want to work with FRONTLINEdance
  • Your preferred lead role position(s)
  • What would be your ‘ideal’ working situation with us be? E.g : times / days of the week / year, in blocks, on a weekly basis, short term projects, long-term projects. Part-time, full-time, sessional basis.
  • Explain your ideal way of working; e.g. style, environment, by yourself, in a team, process, how you like to work with others, how you like others to work with you.
  • Details of relevant qualifications, CPD and informal courses you have attended
  • Anything else that you would like to add, including video links, and please state any days/times of the 15 days that you cannot attend.

DEADLINE: Wednesday 14th April 2021

Email this to: rachael@frontlinedance.co.uk

For those applying via video, can you please send via a WeTransfer or something similar please.

What happens next? FRONTLINEdance will invite those shortlisted to an ONLINE interview on THURSDAY 15th APRIL , followed by an ONLINE 6-8pm workshop. Successful applicants will be notified on FRIDAY 16th April, to start training with us (ONLINE) on MONDAY 19th APRIL.

By using the term ‘disabled dance artists’ we aim to include artists who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse/neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness, mental health conditions, and more. We understand that different people prefer different terminology. You do not have to prefer the term ‘disabled person’, nor identify as a disabled dance artist to apply.

Dates and Times:

19th April Intro & Training ONLINE 9am-12midday
20th April Intro & Training ONLINE 9:15am-3:45pm
22nd April Intro & Training ONLINE 9am-12midday
6pm-8pm
30th April FULL TEAM MEETING ONLINE 9am-11am
5th May Training ONLINE 9:15am-3:45pm
6th May Training ONLINE 9:15am-12:15pm
2:15pm-3:45pm
6pm-8pm
7th May Training ONLINE 9:15am-3:45pm
W/B 10th May 1 to 1 meeting with AD ONLINE TBC
24th – 28th May R&D SOT 9am-3:30pm
15th-17th June  3 days Training / R&D SOT 9am-3:30pm
18th June End of Dance Artist Training and R&D Work – Final Evaluation with All staff TBC 9am-3:30pm

All workshops and AGM suspended

Following the latest government advice around corona virus, we will unfortunately be suspending all FRONTLINEdance workshops and our upcoming AGM, until further notice

We’ll be in touch soon to let you know when we plan to re-open, and we hope you understand our decision. As always the health and wellbeing of our participants and staff is our top priority!

FAF Presents: Inclusive Dance Residency

FRONTLINEdance Residency; join us for just a couple of hours, a whole day or for a 2-day residency. Lots to choose from and suitable for all

Book your tickets in advance on our eventbrite page

FRONTLINEdance Residency @ The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Lead by FRONTLINEdance’s Artistic Director and Company Dancer Kayleigh Price. Suitable for all 14 years plus. Beginners to professionals. Teachers and small student groups welcome. Please enquire. 

Mon 21st: 10am-12pm INCLUSIVE DANCE INTRO & 1-3pm EXPLORE THE PMAG THROUGH DANCE!

INCLUSIVE DANCE INTRO: Take part in a fully inclusive dance session that will give you ideas alongside tried and tested methods to enjoy dancing equally together making sure everyone is included and challenged. Transfer these skills to any set up and setting. 

EXPLORE THE PMAG THROUGH DANCE: Participants will select part of the museum and art gallery that they wish to explore and then be lead through a series of exploration and improvisation tasks relating to it. This will include interpreting words, images, themes, objects, feelings, relationships, space and dynamic of the building. 

Tues 22nd: 10am-12pm – Focus on Dance For over 60’s: This session is aimed at the over 60’s to explore the spine sculpture currently presented in the museum as part of our festival. The workshop may travel to various parts of the museum, as guided and dictated by the participants. 

Weds 23rd: 10am-12pm EXPLORE THE PMAG THROUGH DANCE (see above description) &  1pm-3pm FOCUS ON DANCE FOR HEALTH: This will be an opportunity to take part in some of FRONTLINEdance’s Dance For Health workshops. It will also include exploring the ‘spine sculpture’. A great opportunity to try out something new that benefits many health conditions, as well as providing artist, practitioners, facilitators, and teachers with an insight to why and what we do.

Thurs 24th & Fri 25th – 2 -day residency: This is a 2-day integrated and inter-generational residency for those who can commit to 2-days and who want to also create and perform. We’ll be using choreographic and performance methods from our new work ‘Seeing Me’. Over the 2 days we will

FOCUS ON MAKING: Residency participants will be lead through a series of creative tasks to make new solo, duet, trio & group work.

FOCUS ON PERFORMING: The afternoon will focus on why, how, and where we perform this work.

REFINING & DEVELOPING MATERIAL: Participants will be be able to develop the work created the day before as well as making new work. 

Pay what you decide / can afford. Suggested donation of £6 -£10 per 2-hour session. 

Please select what workshop on the booking form.