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12 Nov 2015

This will involve supporting weekly rehearsals in one of these three districts: Babergh, Mid-Suffolk or Forest Heath, between January and March. In each district this includes working with three groups; one school and two community groups, to create a performance with a professional dance artist.

You must be available for weekly rehearsals (the same day/time each week- various slots will be available) to be scheduled with your dance artist, between January and March. You will also need to be available on the following key performance dates:

Friday 11 March 2016: Full Rehearsal
Saturday 12 March: Two performances at DanceEast, Ipswich
Tuesday 22 March: Performance at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Your commitment as a Tutor Assistant

We’re looking for people who are creative and have a passion for and training in dance, who are interested in developing their skills in community and educational dance work.

To be part of this project you would need to commit to the key dates above, as well as

Approximately 60 hours supporting dance sessions with your lead dance artist in your district. These will be scheduled according to the availability of your artist and the three groups. You will then be required to support approximately 36 hours of rehearsal and performance time, which is a total of approximately 96 hours across the project.

The rate of pay is £6.70 per hour and mileage for travel over 10 miles will be   reimbursed. 


More about the District Project

Following the success of the District Project 2014, Finding Home, and The Village in 2015, DanceEast is pleased to announce that we will be delivering the District Project in 2016. This is made possible with the support of Babergh District Council, Forest Heath District Council, Mid Suffolk District Council and The Apex.

In 2016, it will take a slightly different format as we are looking to recruit a school group, an older person’s group and another community group to take part in this unique project from each of the following districts; Babergh, Mid-Suffolk and Forest Heath.

The groups from each District will work with a DanceEast artist as an individual group and also collectively to produce a performance piece. These pieces will be brought together and performed as part of an evening of work showcasing the talent of community groups and school groups from across the region in March at DanceEast and at The Apex.

Between January and March 2016, the Dance Artists will work with selected groups and schools to choreograph their performance piece. The Dance Artist will work with groups in a mixture of individual sessions, and collective rehearsals involving the other groups from your District.

The project aims to inspire, raise aspirations and celebrate dance across Suffolk which spans age-ranges and generations from different communities. Working with different Districts and bringing them together in performance allows participants to meet and realise the scale of the project they are part of and for groups to network and collaborate across the region.


How to apply

If you are interested in working with us as a Tutor Assistant on this project, please send us a cover letter explaining why you think you’re the right person for this position. Please include details about your interest in dance, your education and dance training, and any other relevant experience you might have, including voluntary work. Please provide your full contact details and the names of two people who could provide a character reference for you. This could include a teacher or previous employer.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a full DBS check.

The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd November

Please send your application via email to Jemma Bicknell, Producer (Community & Events) at DanceEast at