Dance Master Workshop Programme 2021/22

Workshops, gatherings, talks & classes

Supported by Hall for Cornwall
Curated & produced by Emily Alden

The Dance Master Workshop Programme has been running since 2019, supported by Hall for Cornwall and delivered by one of our associate artists, dancer and choreographer, Emily Alden.

With 12 workshops running across 12 months, the programme invites experienced/professionals working within dance to join local, national and internationally working artists to technically and creatively be inspired, upskill and connect to others. 

As a result of current Covid circumstances, this year’s programme will operate differently, being delivered online. Each session will creatively consider what ‘dancing together’ looks like as we all juggle different personal situations, families, work pressures, and the blurring of physical spaces between work and home. The dance programme will reflect the current realities and practicalities we are all experiencing, while celebrating the joy, adaptive nature and skillful way dance has continued throughout the Pandemic. 

There will be an opportunity to join an informal Q&A with artists after most workshops. Age restrictions: Over 18yrs Please see each individual event for further booking details. Cost to join varies from £3 - £10, including Pay What You Can for most sessions. 


Workshops 2021

April  #1/12 - with Emily Alden 

May #2/12 - GAGA dancers with Natalia Iwaniec

June #3/12 - with Seke Chimutengwende

July #4/12 - with Simon Birch

August #5/12 - Dance Camp with Theo Clinkard & Emily Alden

September  #6/12 - with Léa Tirabasso

October #7/12 - with Dan Canham


If you have any specific access needs, please contact Hall for Cornwall via [email protected]


intoBodmin &  Hall for Cornwall


at The Old Library, Bodmin


What’s on offer:

Thursday 4th November 2021 at 7pm​

A platform to try out new work or ideas in front of a supportive but critical audience. Continuing the success of our pre-pandemic and online Scratch events, this will be a space where artists can share their ideas with an audience who will help them with feedback on what they saw and what they took away from it.

There is a development fund from Hall for Cornwall available per performer/company to cover costs and expenses. Please state whether you would like to be considered for this in your proposal.


What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for performers or companies to come to The Old Library in Bodmin and share your work-in-progress or ideas. There are two hours to fill and you will have a maximum of 20 minutes. (So there will be a minimum of four acts.) You’ll need to let us know how much time you need and if there are more acts that want less time, we can fit more in.


The stage is 3m deep by 5m wide and there is minimum tech. We can provide a general wash with lights up and down and PA.

There is no specific genre or art form, we will accept proposals from theatre, comedy, spoken word, music and dance - NB: the stage isn’t particularly suitable for dance and it’s not an open-mic, so we’re less likely to accept proposals to just come and sing your songs.


What we want to know:

In your proposal please send us -

1.     Your name or the name of your company

2.     A short biog about your previous work/experience

3.     A rough idea of what you’d like to do/share

4.     A rough idea of how much time you’ll need

5.     Would you like to be considered for expenses costs from the HfC Development Fund?

6.     Contact details, website and anything else that might sell your proposal


DEADLINE: Monday 4th October

Submissions to or information from Kirsty Cotton: [email protected]


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