This year, Studio Wayne McGregor’s unique RESET initiative has supported more than 300 professional freelance dance artists BACK INTO ACTION at a time when they needed it most. 

Feedback from participants:

I’m overwhelmingly grateful for the generosity of Wayne McGregor and all the incredible dancers and teachers. It’s been an absolute lifeline to have this time in the studio with such an inspiring group of amazing people. Nothing compares to the feeling of being in the studio, being pushed to your limits - I don’t know what I would have done without it!

RESET has meant for me that after months of feeling lost I regained a sense of purpose. It has been an overwhelming experience being a part of this community, where everyone came together for the same purpose and no judgement.

Taking part in RESET 2020 has been such a blessing. During such a difficult period for so many personally, emotionally and artistically, it has been such a privilege to be surrounded by such hardworking people. Learning from so many teachers and dancers on a regular basis has been extremely helpful in finding motivation and routine. 

Comprising a series of tailored in-person training programmes at our east London studio together with health, wellbeing and professional development talks and workshops, we know that RESET 2020 has been uniquely valuable to the dance artists who participated. We also know that the challenges our sector faces are far from over: that’s why we are delighted to be able to continue RESET 2021 for eight weeks from January 4 and support even more freelance professionals across the coming crucial months.

The programme has been carefully developed by Studio Wayne McGregor and our Company Wayne McGregor dancers to meet their needs and those of other freelance contemporary dancers. The programme is delivered by the company dancers and teachers drawn from our regular pool of diverse and world-renowned company class teachers and trainers.

The next phase of this FREE programme will commence in January 2021 and there will be several options to interact: 

-Eight week intensive training residency for experienced professional dancers:
A daily programme of ballet and contemporary technique class followed by fitness. (full commitment to the eight weeks is required)

-Two week intensive training programme for professional dancers:
A daily programme of ballet and contemporary technique class followed by fitness. (full commitment to the two weeks is required)

-Weekend labs:
Day long courses consisting of technique class followed by teaching of repertoire and exploration of creative tasks, led by Company Wayne McGregor dancers and other artists

-Access to professional development talks on various aspects of being a freelance artist including finance, marketing, fundraising, producing, health and wellbeing and nutrition

Applications for the January 2021 programme are now closed.

Ongoing continuation of the programme is subject to funding and may alter in in response to any changes in government guidance related to COVID 19.

RESET 2020 is made possible with support from Arts Council England, The Garrick Charitable Trust and generous in kind contributions from Here East, Harlequin Floors, The Royal Ballet and Sadler's Wells.