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Dance Artist in Residence


Duration:           36 weeks maximum

Studio space:    20 hours per week

Teaching:           5 classes per week + masterclasses

Experience:       Experienced professionals with a proven track record


Professional dancers, choreographers and dance companies with a proven track record may apply for the Dance Artist in Residence Scheme. Residencies are available for a minimum of one term, up to a maximum of three terms (up to 36 weeks). Bradford Dance Centre will support two artists through this scheme in 2015/16.


Dance Artists in Residence will receive:

  • Sole/private use of a dance studio for 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm) during the residency.
  • Use of studio facilities, including kitchenette and communal areas.
  • Access to a shared office, desk and meeting room space.
  • Group meetings/feedback sessions with other dance artists
  • Opportunity to network with other emerging and experienced artists.
  • Opportunity to share your work at the end of the residency.


In return, Bradford Dance Centre expects the artist to:

  • Deliver an open company/professional class at least two times per week (day) during the residency.
  • Deliver three creative/choreography classes per week to our dance students (evening or weekend). Students will present the work created during these sessions to an audience at the end of each term.
  • Deliver a workshop/masterclass at least once per term.
  • Present the work created/or work in progress at the end of the residency to an invited audience, followed by a feedback or Q&A session.
  • The acknowledgement of Bradford Dance Centre in supporting this work and the Bradford Dance Centre logo on any work resulting from the residency. 

How to apply


Interested artists should apply to Bradford Dance Centre by submitting a full CV and a proposal stating how you would use your time during the period of the residency.  Please keep your proposal brief, but ensure you include:


  • The type of residency you are applying for.
  • The preferred duration and timing of the residency. This should fit within our term dates (please refer to dates below).
  • The preferred days and times that you would like to use the studio.
  • How you would use the time during your residency.
  • Whether you will be collaborating with other artists; and whether you have received/will be seeking additional funding for the work.
  • How the residency will support your artistry and career development.
  • What you hope to achieve at the end of the residency and your next steps.
  • ​Your teaching experience (if any), teaching style/technique and how you would approach your teaching sessions.


Please submit your CV and proposal to info@bradforddancecentre.co.uk. We will let you know the outcome of the application within two weeks.


2015/2016 dates:

  • Term 1: 14 Sept - 20 Dec 2015 (half term 26 - 30 Oct)
  • Term 2: 4 Jan - 24 March 2016 (half term 15 - 19 Feb)
  • Term 3: 11 Apr - 10 July 2016 (half term 30 May - 3 June)

Applications are invited from contemporary and classical dancers. Applications are open throughout the year, but are dependant on the number of teaching solts available.  If you have specific dates in mind, please state this in your proposal and we will do our best to meet your requirements. 


Please note we can only accept applications from citizens of European Economic Area (EEA) countries, or from citizens outside of the EEA where they have a right to live and work in the UK without restriction.


There is no additional funding available from Bradford Dance Centre, but applicants may use the residency to apply for additional funding from other sources.  Resident artists may be offered further teaching opportunities, which will be paid at an hourly rate; or exchanged for additional dance studio hire.

Professional Development for Dancers


Bradford Dance Centre is planning a programme of professional development for dancers in 2015/2016 and we are inviting applications from dancers, choreographers and dance companies to take up residency at our dance studios from September 2015. Our residencies offer dance artists free studio space in exchange for teaching at the dance centre. 


Bradford Dance Centre has two dance residency schemes for dance artists at different stages of their career development. The residencies are available for artists at any stage of their creative process: for those interested in researching, exploring and developing a piece of work; and those preparing and rehearsing for a performance. The residencies are particularly suitable for those who are interested in establishing and developing a teaching career. Applicants must have completed their dance training. 



Associate Dance Artists  


Duration:           13 weeks maximum
Studio space:    4 hours per week
Teaching:           2 classes per week

Experience:       New and emerging artists


New and emerging dance artists and choreographers may apply for the Associate Dance Artist Scheme. Residencies are available for a minimum of one half-term, to a maximum of one full term (up to 13 weeks). Bradford Dance Centre will support up to ten artists through this scheme in 2015/16.

Associate Dance Artists will receive:

  • Sole/private use of a dance studio for 4 hours per week (Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm) during the residency.
  • Free company/professional class, at least twice per week.
  • Use of studio facilities, including kitchenette and communal areas.
  • Group meetings/feedback sessions with other dance artists.
  • Opportunity to network with other emerging and experienced artists.
  • Opportunity to share your work at the end of the residency.


In return, Bradford Dance Centre expects the artist to:

  • Deliver two dance technique classes per week to our dance students (evening or weekend) during the residency.
  • Present the work created/or work in progress at the end of the residency to an invited audience, followed by a feedback or Q&A session.
  • The acknowledgement of Bradford Dance Centre in supporting this work and the Bradford Dance Centre logo on any work resulting from the residency.