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Audition Call - Apply Now

We are looking for new dancers to join the Ransack Dance Company team


We are holding an audition to widen the pool of freelance dancers that we work with going into the future.


We're particularly interested in dancers with strong contemporary dance technique and contact skills, alongside confidence in improvisation and collaborative devising, to help us develop our new production work, through a series of projects going forward. We also welcome dancers with experience in other dance styles, to bring to the creative process. 

In addition, we're looking for dancers who have skills in community dance practice and/or dance in education alongside their performance experience, to help us deliver our local and national community dance and audience development projects. We're also keen to work with dancers who speak Welsh and/or use BSL. 

Above all, a willingness and passion to learn and develop in all of the above is a must!  

Successful applicants will be contracted on a project to project basis when activity is scheduled, and funding received. Projects include training and R&D, production and touring, community projects and teaching. We already have some exciting projects scheduled for 2024/25 and we are looking forward to welcoming some new dancers into the team for them! 


The first project with funding confirmed is ‘Gyda’n Gilydd’ (Together); a professional development and community dance programme. The project is delivered in partnership with our associated organisation Artis Community and includes our professional development training project ‘EXPLORE’. This will be a great first project to get involved with as a new company member – training with ours and Artis Community's staff and working with our community participants to create and perform work together. The project also includes a week of R&D rehearsals exploring a new performance work for the company.

For more information, check out our documentary film made in last year’s project:


Project Dates: 

We ask that dancers are available for all the following dates to participate in the above funded project as their first project with the company:

June: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th   

July: Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, and Tuesday 9th.

Week of Monday 15th to Friday 19th and Friday 26th (performance day)

August: Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th (performance days)


Additional community class shadowing activity will also be scheduled as part of the training element to the project. We’ll discuss this further at the audition.

If you are available for the majority of the above dates (but not all) and would still like to apply to the audition, we still welcome your application but please note in your cover letter which date/s you are not available.   


Projects are paid at ITC rates/above (£575 per week, £150 per day (1-3 days) and £25 to £35 per hour). Plus accommodation & travel expenses are provided for dancers from outside of south Wales to work at our base in Pontypridd, and for all dancers whilst on touring projects. 

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday 25th May 
Time: 10am – 5pm (10am – 1.30pm practical audition – interview slots from 2pm)
Venue: YMa, Taff Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4TS
The audition is open to all genders.

​To apply please email with your CV (including both performance and teaching experience) and a link to a film of you dancing. 

Please include a short cover letter in the main body of the email, explaining why you would like to work with Ransack Dance Company and what you feel you will bring to the company. Alternatively you can film yourself answering these questions and attach to the email if you prefer. 

Please also include information about any access requirements you need us to provide at the audition (e.g. BSL interpreter). 


We encourage applications from people who are under-represented in the dance sector, including people of the Global Majority, people who are neurodivergent, D/deaf and disabled people and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Application Deadline:
Thursday 9th May 5pm 


For more information about Ransack Dance Company you can visit our website and social media pages.

We are also always happy to answer any questions via email prior to the audition.  |  @ransackdance   |


We are associated organisation with Artis Community and work in partnership to offer training and community outreach projects in RCT including our ‘Gyda’n Gilydd’ and ‘Explore’ projects. You can find out more information about the organisation at the following links:  |   @artiscommunity  |  @artiscommunitycymuned






'EXPLOREProfessional Development Programme




The EXPLORE programme is delivered in partnership with our associated  organisation Artis Community. The programme involves skills sharing and training across community dance and dance performance practices, training our staff to work between our two organisations. Each year we also invite a number of independent artists into the programme who would like to upskill in these areas.

As part of the project, we invite emerging dancers, physical theatre performers and dance teachers to apply to join Ransack Dance Company's new research and development rehearsals and perform with the company. We'll share our unique practice and repertoire, as well as researching and developing ideas for our brand new work!

Successful applicants will receive the following training opportunities:

- Attendance at our community dance practice training days

- Paid shadowing opportunities on our community dance programme.

- Joining Ransack Dance Company in an open research and development rehearsal week, to explore choreographic ideas for their new work.

- Daily professional company class with Ransack Dance Company during the week.

- Mentoring and feedback sessions with our Development Officer and Ransack’s Artistic Director.

- Performance opportunity as part of our ‘Gyda’n Gilydd’ Programme celebration event


EXPLORE is a paid training programme and the following training fees will be paid to participating artists:

£25 per hour(shadowing), £150 per day(training days and performance day) and weekly rate of £575 (R&D).

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