Sg2 - Apprentice Company

Sg2 is Stopgap’s apprentice company. The company will operate as a three-year training programme for a small group of unique dancers, preparing them for a career in contemporary dance. With only four places available, Sg2 will be expertly tailored to the needs, skills and interests of the budding dance artists. 

Involved in company life from the start, the Sg2 dancers are gradually introduced to the career of a professional dancer through regular technique classes, teacher training sessions, creation and performances.

Sg2 has been developed with disabled dancers in mind. In the first year, we will be recruiting two disabled dancers, and they will be joined by two non-disabled dancers in years two and three, who are due to be appointed through the Postgraduate Apprentice Scheme of Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Over the course of three years, the Sg2 programme will guide the dancers to become a working inclusive dance company giving them the skills to grow into exceptional inclusive artists. The foundation year will start in September 2018 on a part time basis for the disabled dancers, going up to full time in years two and three for all dancers.

Auditions for up to two disabled dancers are currently scheduled to take place on Friday 1 June 2018 at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, and the recalls in the following week. The application pack can be downloaded from here.

If you are serious about a career in dance and have been attending dance sessions regularly for over three years, Sg2 could be for you.

For any questions or to be kept in touch about future developments, please contact us.

This second edition of Sg2 has been made possible thanks to additional funding from Arts Council England.