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About CIRCLE Dance

World’s first community-powered dance training for professionals.

THE ORGANISATION

Founded in 2011, CIRCLE Dance is a Rotterdam based dance organization mainly focused on professional dance training, whose activities revolve around exchange and emphasize on development in the dance scene. The wide range of different classes, workshops and presentations by CIRCLE Dance are a result of active pursuits with educational, inquisitive and representative nature. Our purpose is non-governmental, non-commercial and purely cultural, aesthetic and artistic.

CIRCLE Dance is a home of numerous dance teachers, choreographers and performers, linked by the organization with a common goal and principles in the professional field.

CIRCLE Dance aims to be a network for new contacts, a hotspot for new meetings and a basis for new collaborations. The organization’s inventive ways are establishing a unifying factor that is the reason for a creative process and genuine atmosphere, making direct open communication and democratic manners a primary method to connect professionals, admirers and business partners.

THE TEAM

The idea for an organization such as CIRCLE Dance is today, was initially conceived and made possible by Lars Wettmann – current Artistic and Managing Director.

During the process of establishing organizational duties, CIRCLE Dance expanded into a collective, uniting dance artists, individually responsible for the growth and the development of the company. The team consists of a core group vibrant and pro-active dance professionals, who evolve in number with time, hoping to engage more artists, interested in contributing to the dance community.

The vision of CIRCLE Dance is based on a particular ideology about connectivity, transparency, efficiency, discipline, mutual understanding, solidarity and efforts of the team and our partners.

All the decisions regarding the future of CIRCLE Dance are being made collectively. The main reasons for our choices reflect on the community's feedback. The CIRCLE Dance team supports and encourages other professionals with similar views to join us or to build an identical non-hierarchic business structure.

 

FOUNDER, ARTISTIC & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Lars Wettmann
since August 2011

LOCATION MANAGER UTRECHT
Meta Rooding
since January 2005

LOCATION MANAGER TILBURG
Tomoko Stalpers-Kato
since October 2015

LOCATION MANAGER TILBURG
Eirini Kreza
since October 2015

FLUX & ADVISORY BOARD
Pauline Weijs
since October 2011

FLUX
Merel Driessen
since May 2015

FRANCHISING & BUSINESS ADVISER
Tanya Pattianakotta
since July 2015

ADVISORY BOARD
Svetlin Velchev
since October 2011

LOCATION MANAGER THE HAGUE
Quentin Roger
from October 2015
until April 2016

LOCATION MANAGER THE HAGUE
Fernando Troya
from October 2015
until April 2016
THE PURPOSE

The main purpose is to offer a diverse, dynamic every-day program of professional dance training whether that be Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Urban, Pilates and many other significant dance styles or techniques.
The classes are targeted for professional dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and everyone working professionally with dance practise like musical artists, circus artists, but also physical actors or dance therapists. Many of our teachers are choreographers, or directors of companies. This diversity offers participants the opportunity to work with players in the field who can guide them in their development and careers, as well as possibly help them get jobs. But also the training in itself, is a great help to stay in shape and deepen your professional skill set.

Besides the daily classes and the various monthly curriculums, CIRCLE Dance has a vision overall to provide professional experience on a progressive level, challenging high standard and creating opportunities for artistic expression. We try to facilitate an accessible platform for dance art, stabilize the current state of dance art, find parallels between them and the surrounding dance instances. These efforts do not interfere with others' points of view, neither politic nor experimental art, but rather accept and agitate them, keeping all possibilities open.

CIRCLE Dance's ideology is to empower dance artists to express themselves, to do what inspires them and to set their own guidelines. Being adaptive, bringing change, reach a broader audience and achieve best results are the right means to accomplish that.

THE SYSTEM

Our system is digitally oriented and in order to be close and updated about what we do and what is happening around, our visitors are advised to become a member. As a member you have to register a personal profile on our official site and join our online network. Then you can check-in for all the planned events on a preferential prices and get full access to all online information. You will also appear at the database of CIRCLE Dance, which is useful and beneficial for any further matters and interaction related to CIRCLE Dance activities.

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