A journey into creative employment with a flexible modular training programme designed to support people with complex training needs

Tailored skills development

Our Trainee Programme offers training in Performance, Dance Leadership, Support Work, Arts Award Training, Choreography and Arts Administration. Modules are balanced during the course for each trainee to ensure that training focuses on individual ability, maximising the potential for achievement.

The right support

Trainees receive one to one mentoring, arts award support and access to Intensive Days where we cover all the module system subjects. Trainees apply what they have learned during specific work experience with Silverbirch Dance Company or one of our partner organisations. We continue to provide advocacy and practical support during placements.

Graduate Dance

Our graduate dance company tours schools, festivals and theatres. The company runs as a professional dance company, giving trainees the platform on which to develop professional performance skills. During post-show workshops, Trainees lead groups in warmups, technique and creative exercises to develop their arts leadership. Read more about Graduate Dance Company.

People working on Trainee Programme