Dancers' Career Development

Dancers' Career Development (DCD) gives retraining grants to professional dancers to help with the costs of changing career. Dancers might be moving to another area of dance, or pursue a different career altogether.

Grants can be used towards a range of costs related to retraining, from course and training fees, equipment, books and materials and maintenance to travel and child care costs.

Please read the Who is eligible? section for more information.

Last updated on 5 June 2020

Who is eligible?

You may be able to apply for a retraining grant if you have:

  • Been a professional dancer for at least eight years (we do not count any work done whilst undertaking formal dance training)

  • Worked for a minimum of five years in the UK

  • Demonstrate that you have earned an income as a dancer for a minimum of 16 weeks in each year, on average.

The DCD may also be able to help dancers who were forced to retire early due to illness or injury.

How to apply?

Phone or email DCD on 0207 831 1449 or at to arrange your one to one conversation with a member of the team.

Contact details

Dancers' Career Development
Plouviez House
19-20 Hatton Place

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