Sg2 - Trainee Company

Sg2 - Trainee Company

Sg2 is Stopgap’s emerging artists’ company. It is a three-year training programme that supports a small group of unique dancers and prepares them for a career in contemporary dance. With only four places available Sg2 is tailored to the needs, skills and interests of budding dance artists. Sg2 is planned to start in September 2018.

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.

We will be holding a series of taster workshops from January 2018 for potential candidates prior to our auditions in April 2018. The taster workshops will be listed on this webpage soon. 

In addition to these, potential candidates can also attend our open classes on Wednesdays in Guildford.

Auditions will be held on 20th and 21st April 2018 at Farnham Maltings in Surrey, the application pack can be downloaded from this website by the end of this year.

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.