Dance Consortium and One Dance UK have recruited their new 2018/19 Dance Ambassadors. To learn more about the induction day and what the Ambassadors are hoping to learn from this years experience, read below.
It was a daunting experience, I especially didn’t know what to expect and I am sure the other dance ambassadors can relate to this. However, it was soon obvious, I was stepping into such a supportive, and friendly group. As a recent BA Hons Dance graduate, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to apply to be a One Dance UK ambassador. Throughout university, One Dance UK supported my studies and I have always been a strong believer of their values. I applied to be a dance ambassador to network, further my understanding of opportunities and share my love of dance with other likeminded people, with the same passion.
We had two very busy days full of stimulating and entertaining activities. It started with an overview of One Dance UK, learning how it is a “sector support” organisation for dance, followed by a series of ice breaker activities to allow us to connect with our fellow dance ambassadors. We were opened to all areas of the dance community and were trained on social media and advocacy. It was such a fun experience meeting people with the same passion as me and discussing how we can be a positive promoter of dance. It was clear we were a strong group interacting over group photos, a wonderful lunch, and a Saturday evening together watching a special performance by ‘The Trocks’, an all-male dance company. Two previous dance ambassadors even kindly travelled to Nottingham to share their experiences. From seeing how far they had come, I was inspired to grab as many opportunities as I can whilst being an ambassador.