Movema launch free accredited dance programme

Posted on 28 September 2020
By Khyle Deen
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Are you passionate about dance and culture? Would you like to learn more about how dance can impact and improve people’s lives?

If so we have the course that is waiting for you! Movema have designed a free accredited training programme for 19 year olds plus who are unemployed and out of education, based in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.) Thanks to our funders European Social Fund for making this possible.

“ We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity at such a crucial time of uncertainty, increasing unemployment and reaching out to BAME dance artists as a response to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Our goal is to provide opportunities and training to those who may experience barriers with their career progression within the dance sector. Apply now and I cannot wait to meet you!”

The programme will be lead by world dance and personal development specialists, and has been developed with partners in the dance and arts sector to ensure the topics are relevant and fit for purpose with the goal of developing learners into further learning, completion of an accredited qualification, and/or employment.

Desi Cherrington, Relationship Manager Dance, Arts Council England “Movema design and develop their services and programmes with artists and communities at their heart. I’m excited to see the future development of this timely programme and its continued support of and dialogue with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic dance artists enabling them to fulfil their creative ambitions and aspirations. Arts Council recognises the valuable contribution made by ethnically diverse artists to the richness of arts and culture in this country.”

The programme has structured teacher lead sessions, as well as on the job training and independent study hours for learners to attend free Movema dance classes, use Movema’s wifi hot desk for tasks and an independent learning plan unique to each participant.

We are so excited to be working in partnership with Capoeria for All, Global Grooves and Milap, key arts organizations in the northwest who share the same importance of accessibility and diversity for talent development and personal growth.

“We draw on worldwide cultural art forms to deliver jaw-dropping, inspirational Carnival experiences through music, dance and visual arts. We are passionate about connecting young people, communities, and organisations by creating the most extraordinary opportunities, moments and memories.

Through providing training, mentoring and consultancy coupled with volunteering, participation and performance, we have witnessed that the immersive nature of Carnival can take people on phenomenal journeys, allowing them to discover everything they need for their own personal growth. We are very excited to be working in partnership with Movema on this programme and look forward to developing ways of supporting people into diverse arts”.
Holly Prest, Artistic Director, Global Grooves

Applications are now open! Email for an application pack and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. Just ask to speak to Ithalia! Deadline for applications Friday 16th October 2020

The course will cover the following topics personal development, Teaching Inclusive Dance, Dance Techniques, Choreography, Business Skills, Masterclasses on Indian and Afro Brazilian dance and culture (delivered by Global Grooves and Milap) and more!