Youth Advisory Board

Call out for participants

Street Stories, 2014. Photo: Brian Slater

Do you want to design large scale participation projects with East London Dance? Are you passionate about dance and the arts in education and equal access for all? Then you are exactly who we need to help make a difference!


East London Dance is looking for 10 highly motivated young people aged 14-21 from across East London to help us design our schools and community group projects.

What will you do?


  • Meet with us twice a yearat Stratford Circus Arts Centre (on either an evening or weekend).
  • Work with us to develop and design our danceprogrammes for young people.
  • Get the chance to meet members of our Board of Trustees and learn from their experience.
  • Be an ambassador for East London Dance and help get new people involved in dance.
  • Work on major new dance projects, such as East Wall. East Wall will be a large-scale spectacle of dance and live music that will take place at the Tower of London in Summer 2018. Directed by world-renowned choreographer, Hofesh Shechter, East Wall will bring together a large cast of dancers, musicians and community participants to celebrate East London’s rich cultural heritage. You will have the chance to help design the learning programme and digital resource to help engage young people in the project.

What are the benefits?


  • Valuable experience for your CVfor anyone wanting to pursue a career in dance, the arts sector, education, heritage, or community and outreach work.
  • Free ticketsfor selected shows produced by East London Dance.
  • Priorityaccess to dance opportunities.
  • Travel reimbursement and snacks and/or lunch providedfor each meeting.
  • Free mentoring support and career advicefrom the East London Dance team.
  • An opportunity to gain an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.
  • A real sense of achievementfrom seeing your advice directly influence the design of the East London Dance programme and projects.
  • An opportunity to meet other like-minded people, make new friends and have fun!

What makes a perfect candidate for the East London Dance Youth Advisory Board?


  • Anyone aged14-21 living, studying or working in East Londonwith a passion for dance.
  • Someone withinnovative ideasof how to get young people involved in dance and help bring dance into schools.
  • Someone who works well in a group and who has the ability touse initiative.
  • Someone with thecommitment and passionto see a project through from start to finish.
  • Someone who is engaged, who has a flair for communicating with people and expressing their creative ideas.


To apply, download an application form here:yab-application-form-2016-final

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 25th November


DateFrom January 2017


Location Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Theatre Square
E15 1BX


How to apply

You can apply by phone, video or by submitting a completed application form.

1.To applyphone please call 020 8270 1052 to talk to a member of the East London Dance team. If you cant get through please leave a voicemail with your name, age and number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

2.To apply by video and record your answers to the questions on the application form, you can:

-Send us a link to your youtube film – make sure your film is private!

-Send us a link to your film on vimeo – make sure you send us the password too!

-Email your film to

3.Send a completed application form to

Download and complete the application formand return it to bryony@eastlondondance.orgby 5pm Friday 25 November


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