Rise training programme

The RISE Trainee Programme, launched in 2016, was designed to offer young dancers aged 18 and upwards a higher level of dance training, a chance to develop their teaching skills through their relationship with RISE Youth Dance, as well as real experience of what it’s like to be a dance artist in the industry today.  

Students benefit from a full day a week of training delivered by professional dance artists, participation in all RISE Youth Dance classes and weekly individual mentor sessions with Helen Wilson, among so much more. Students take an active role in discussing and developing future projects and are supported in expanding their skills beyond dance and into the realm of arts administration, fundraising and more. 


Information about the 2018-19 trainee scheme can be found here

My time on the RISE trainee scheme has been incredibly valuable in getting me to my goal of continuing my training at London Contemporary Dance School commencing in September. I have learnt many skills that I know will be crucial to pursuing my career as a dance artist.
— Delilah (2016-17 Training programme graduate)
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The RISE Training Programme is kindly supported by Bristol Old Vic Engagement