Arts Award

Dance Consortium is a registered Arts Award Supporter. In this role we signpost young people to as many arts experiences as possible. 

Young people pursuing an Arts Award can fulfil part of their requirements through opportunities we offer. Many of our Supporter events are free or provided at subsidised rates. These include:

  • Opportunities to participate in events connected to dance performances
  • Access to a limited number of free tickets to performances and events
  • Opportunities to review dance performances on our tours, for which reviews, blogs or vlogs may be featured in our Dance Consortium website or social media channels. 
  • Opportunities to meet Dance Consortium staff, performers and touring teams
  • Opportunities to meet theatre staff working in Dance Consortium’s 19 venues in the UK and Ireland. 

Current opportunities are best suited to those completing their Bronze and Silver Arts Awards. The offer is outlined below, but we can discuss additional Arts Award opportunities with individuals who may be interested in pursuing another achievement level.

Dance Consortium and Arts Award in Detail


Dance Consortium supports parts B and C through any of our performance visits. 

Part B: explore the arts as an audience member

  • Attend a dance performance and post-show Q&A. 

Part C: arts inspiration

  • We’ll introduce you to the work of inspiring dancers and choreographers. Resource packs give a great insight, watch our video interviews. They can use what they discover on their visit to support research into an arts hero or heroine.


We can support Unit 1 parts C and D through our half day programmes featuring practical workshops and open rehearsals. Part D: learn about artists and cultural venues through visits and/or participation

  • Students will be introduced to the work of dance makers during a theatre visit
  • Students can talk with venue, visiting company and Dance Consortium staff about their roles within the organisation as part of their visit.

To take us up on any of our Arts Awards opportunities and offers, contact Fiona Ross at learning@danceconsortium. 

To find out more about Arts Awards and how to get involved, please visit