Become a dance leader

Body Politic, Dancin’ Oxford and Pegasus Theatre are delivering another incredible Dance Leadership Programme this October half term. This programme will be for LEVEL 2 Dance Leaders.

The Leadership programme is a nationally recognised qualification, and is a brilliant opportunity for any young person looking to undertake an dance intensive, boost confidence and develop their leadership skills.

Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in four days of dance training with some incredible Body Politic dance artists, specialising in hip hop and street dance styles. Across the four days, dancers will also plan, create, and lead their own classes. This L2 training is really focused on dancers developing transferable skills which can be used in a variety of different settings and enviromnets.  

Special guests include the brilliant, Ellie Kinsey (Nottingham) and Jamaal O’Driscoll (Birmingham).

Once young people have completed the full week’s training and submitted a finished portfolio they will receive a qualification through Sports Leaders UK.

Dance leaders will also have the opportunity to perform as part of the World Trampoline Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham on Sunday 12th November. Led by B-boy, Jamaal O’Driscoll, dancers be part of a mass performance involving young dancers and professional artists from across the UK.

Who: Ages 13-18yrs
Date: Monday 23rd October- Thursday 26th October 2023
Time: 10-4pm
Cost: £185*
Location: Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

(Additional performance: Sunday 12th November, Utilita Arena, Birmingham)

*The cost of the training includes the cost of the qualification from Sports Leaders UK, a Body Politic t-shirt, 30hrs of professional dance training and travel to/from Birmingham. 

Body Politic has a limited amount of fully funded spaces available for young people in receipt of benefit-related free school meals. To find out more, please contact

Please complete the online registration form by 9th October to secure your place. Please note that spaces are extremely limited!  

Expression of Interest Form

Register here

This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and supported by Dancin’ Oxford, Oxford City Council

If you would like to know more or get involved please email


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