Jul 07 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Extracurricular: Social inclusion and outreach through dance and performance Led by Artistic Director, Helen Linsell and Dance Outreach Manager, Leanne Hudson

Extracurricular is a series of sessions which you give you the opportunity to learn more about different jobs in the arts, sharing of artistic pathways, journeys and resources.


Dance United Yorkshire’s Practice in Social Inclusion and outreach through dance and performance will be delivered by Artistic Director, Helen Linsell and Dance Outreach Manager, Leanne Hudson

The session will include:

  • An insight into the professional journeys of Helen Linsell and Leanne Hudson – sharing experiences in training, performance, teaching and community practice
  • On overview of Dance United Yorkshire  – history, ethos, methodology, artistic values
  • An outline of the work we deliver in different community and education contexts
  • Q and A


Dance United Yorkshire background:

Dance United Yorkshire is a Bradford-based charity and National Portfolio Organisation with the Arts Council, England delivering high quality contemporary dance and performance projects for vulnerable and marginalised groups across the city and the wider Yorkshire region.

We believe – and have now consistently demonstrated – that contemporary dance training and performance of the highest artistic quality has the power to transform lives.  It succeeds because the complete physical, emotional and intellectual engagement that we demand allows the individual to feel a real sense of purpose, self-belief and pride in achievement, often for the first time. The participants are treated as dancers from the word go.

We unite high quality contemporary dance with social concern.  At the heart of our ambition is an unshakeable belief that every life should have meaning and purpose. We work with those who are marginalised in society and whose potential is often unrecognised or unfulfilled.  Contemporary dance training and performance of the highest quality has the power to unlock this potential.  Dance United Yorkshire delivers work that is tough, tightly-focused and highly disciplined: no hiding places, shortcuts, or excuses.


Where and when?
Tuesday 7th July @ 6pm – 7:30pm
Via Zoom (an online meeting platform that you can access through your computer, tablet or smartphone, a bit like Skype or facetime). When you sign up we’ll send you all the details about how to join.

How do I sign up?
Please email to Shazia Bibi ( – with a few sentences about why you’re interested and what you hope to get out of this session. The number of people who can take part is limited and we expect to have lots of interest, so we will use this information to help us in offering places.

This workshop is part of Bradford Producing Hub’s ‘Extracurricular’ programme – a series of online sessions to support creatives in the Bradford district.

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