Advice on Financial Support

Finding financial support for a short course such as the Dance Summer School may be difficult, but that's not to say it's impossible. This page provides information about places to look for extra funding and support towards Dance Summer School programme costs.

General Advice

It may be useful to approach your local council or borough’s art or culture department to find out if they have any funding available to support students in the arts. If you are 16-18 years old, some schools also have a pocket of money for development and could be worth contacting about support for the Dance Summer School.  

When approaching organisations about additional funding it is beneficial to clearly state what the financial support will be used for:

  • Dance Summer School at the Laban Building offers an intensive training experience for 2 weeks.
  • The course is delivered by experienced practitioners from the Faculty of Dance and professionals from across the dance profession.
  • Each technique is offered at different ability levels from complete beginners to professional standard so that participants can choose a programme that suits their level of experience.
  • There are a high number of international participants on the Dance Summer School each year. The mix of people from different cultures, dance training backgrounds, and different ages always makes for a very exciting and unique experience for dancers in training.
  • We offer accommodation at an additional cost to the price of the course.

To strengthen requests for financial support and provide a personal touch, it is also recommended you provide a concise statement about you as a student, including why you are interested in dance, what you hope to get out of the Dance Summer School, and why the extra funding would be of use to your training.

UK-based Dance Teachers

UK-based dance teachers may be eligible to apply for either the Victoria Worsfold Griffiths bursary or Evie Dee Inspiring Life Award to cover the Dance Summer School course fees. Read more about the Victoria Worsfold Griffiths Bursary.

UK Participants

The below websites may be useful starting points:

One Dance UK

One Dance UK is a national dance body and network providing information and guidance about the dance sector. Visit the website of One Dance UK.

Turn2us website

Turn2us is a useful website to access benefits and grants information. It has a Grants search section, which allows you to search for financial support from grant giving organisations, depending on your background and circumstances. Search for grants on the website of Turn2us.

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