Jobs & Opportunities




Tom Dale Company is looking for 2 confident, versatile and local contemporary dancers for Urban Explorers 2020/21.

We are keen to widen the pool of regional dancers we work with and find new talented dancers who are based in the East Midlands Area. We want to welcome local dancers and offer the opportunity to work with TDC as part of our participation programme.  You do not necessarily need to be formally trained to apply. 

You will be a part of the Urban Explores team, working with young people across Nottinghamshire. You will create a new choreography with Tom Dale to be performed with the participants for February Light Night 2021.

TDC is committed to equality and promotes diversity and access across all our activities and our workforce. We are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic dancers as we recognise the under-representation within the sector. 


How to Apply


Please send in your interest to by 12pm Sunday 8th November 2020 and include:

  • One Headshot
  • A short biography
  • A maximum of two video links to recent work or your movement
  • A short statement of interest


 Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 9th November and invited to an audition that will be held in Nottingham on Thursday 13th November.


Rate of Pay is £500 per week.


Who Can Apply?

  • Must be based or have your home-base in the East Midlands area.
  • Must have an interest and confidence to lead and assist workshops for young people.
  • Tom Dale Company requires all workshop leaders who are working with children, young people or vulnerable adults to have recent Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate (or former CRB check). If you do not have a recent DBS we will apply on your behalf after being accepted for the position.

Urban Explorers

Urban Explorers is TDC’s annual mixed professional and participatory project working with participants from across Nottinghamshire culminating in a performance for Nottingham’s Light Night in February 2021.

For 2020/21 TDC is planning to create a performance to premiere at Nottingham Light Night in February with a focus on ‘Digital Dance’. Elements from the performance will also be performed again at Nottingham Playhouse in July 2021. Urban Explorers participants will perform alongside professional dancers. With choreography by Tom Dale and digital design and projection by Barret Hodgson, the performance will incorporate projection mapping and integrated digital dance imagery filmed with young people during the making process.

Tom Dale Company

Tom Dale Company (TDC) is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England. We create world-class, bold, contemporary performance with dance and technology at its core. We collaborate with extraordinary digital media artists, electronic musicians, poets, writers and visual artists to create relevant, accessible contemporary dance. Our work tours nationally & internationally, developing new audiences for dance, and delivering award-winning participatory activity for children & young people.


Specific dates for Urban Explorers

W/C Monday 23rd November                            Full Week rehearsal

Sunday 6th December                                         One Day Rehearsal

Sunday 13th December                                        One Day Rehearsal

Sunday 31st January                                             One Day Rehearsal

Friday 5th February                                              Light Night Performances 

Friday 6th February 

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