The Learning Associate programme aims to establish strong, sustainable relationships with local education settings who are committed to providing and growing the capacity for a high-quality dance education.

On an ongoing basis, PDSW will provide Associate students and staff with professional workshops, tickets to see live performances, curriculum specific projects, careers advice, peer-training, performance opportunities and responsive department support. At the end of the academic year the schools will come together to share and celebrate their success with each other. 

In addition to the above, we can support schools in delivering Arts Awards and applying for Arts Mark, and Learning Associates can get access to our widely popular Creative Careers Day. 

Pupils from Learning Associates are prioritised for Work Experience placements.

There are three tiers of participation based on annual fee;

£500 to become a Play Associate

£900 to become a Discover Associate

£1500 to become a Dream Associate

We have recently had fantastic relationships with the following partners:

In 2020/2021, we are delighted to have Poole High School as a Dream Associate. Their work in dance education is leading the way & we’re delighted to be guiding them through their journey.

If you would like to talk to us about the programme and how it can work for you please get in touch:

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