Sg2 - Apprentice Company
Sg2 is Stopgap’s apprentice company. The company will operate as a three-year training programme for a small group of unique dancers, preparing them for a career in contemporary dance. With only four places available, Sg2 will be expertly tailored to the needs, skills and interests of the budding dance artists.
Involved in company life from the start, the Sg2 dancers are gradually introduced to the career of a professional dancer through regular technique classes, teacher training sessions, creation and performances.
Sg2 has been developed with disabled dancers in mind. In the first year, we will be recruiting two disabled dancers, and they will be joined by two non-disabled dancers in years two and three, who are due to be appointed through the Postgraduate Apprentice Scheme of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Over the course of three years, the Sg2 programme will guide the dancers to become a working inclusive dance company giving them the skills to grow into exceptional inclusive artists.
In conjunction with our Spring 2018 tour of The Enormous Room, we will be holding a series of taster workshops for potential candidates prior to our auditions:
- 8pm, 29th January 2018 - Holland Dance
- 2pm, 8th February 2018 - The Point (please contact the venue for more info)
- 11am, 24th February 2018 - DanceEast
- 4pm, 23rd March - Rambert (please contact us to book)
- 2pm, 5th March 2018 - Tacchi Morris (please contact the venue for more info)
In addition to these, potential candidates can also attend our open classes on Wednesdays in Guildford.
Auditions for upto two disabled dancers are currently scheduled to take place over two days on 20 and 21 April 2018 at Farnham Maltings in Surrey, and the application pack can be downloaded from here.
The deadline for applications is 29th March 2018
If you are serious about a career in dance and have been attending dance sessions regularly for over three years, Sg2 could be for you.
For any questions or to be kept in touch about future developments, please contact us or ask in person at our taster workshops or open classes in Guildford.
This second edition of Sg2 has been made possible thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England.