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The first in our series of Talking Dance events, we hosted Talking Dance: Improving Racial Equity on the 29 June. Made possible by the society's grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund, the event brought together leading organisations to discuss the roadblocks to achieving diversity in dance education and training and how these can be dismantled at every level of dance teaching, creating a vision for a future of inclusive and diverse dance.
This industry-wide online symposium, held in partnership with The TIRED Movement (Trying to Improve Racial Equality in Dance), and world-leading dance teaching organisations BBOdance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) explores how to improve racial diversity in the independent dance sector.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed a vice-chair and two new ambassadors to its Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch team. Paul Eeles, chief executive of the Nottingham-based Skills and Education Group, is vice-chair and interim chair. He is also the branch’s skills and education ambassador.
A campaign pushing for greater racial equality in dance has been launched in response to the death of George Floyd in the USA and the Black Lives Matter protests. The TIRED Movement – which stands for Trying to Improve Racial Equality in the Dance industry – has been set up by Nottingham-based dance teacher Stacey Green.