Ludus Dance has impacted the lives and careers of countless dance industry professionals since the mid 70s.

We continue to support dance industry professionals through platforms such as BASE, Dance Consortia NW our Graduate & Freelance Opportunities as well as our free Pro Class Programme and new Occupied Programme.

Ludus Dance gives dancers, choreographers and dance makers the opportunity to present new and innovative work in a professional setting, with feedback from industry professionals.


The Ludus Mission - Ludus Dance

Trigger: Business Essentials

Free targeted business development surgeries for North West based emerging and established artists funded through the Garrick Charitable Trust. Bringing together specialists from across the creative industries, the programme is aimed at equipping emerging artists with the appropriate skills to enter the workplace as dance professionals, filling the skills gaps that currently exist.

Business Surgery 1: Building Your Brand, Sat 9th Feb19, 10.30-16.30, Ludus Dance. Book here.


We are seeking artistic proposals from North West based POC artists/ makers, that respond to a clear need for greater diverse representation within our cultural spaces and programmes.

We will accept proposals (sent to in a number of formats; written, dictated, filmed (2 pages A4 or 2.5 mins recorded). Find more info here.

Deadline for proposals: Friday 18th Jan 2019, 12pm. 


A new test space for raw, unfinished, unmade and / or challenging artist content. For one full day we are opening our doors to local performance artists to present fresh and original concepts to lovely northern audiences in an informal setting.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 4th February 2019, 12pm

For more information and access to the online form check out the blog here.

Pro Class

The Ludus Dance Pro Class is a free class suitable for new graduates and industry professionals.

Peer led, our professional class takes place at the Ludus studio every two weeks on a Thursday during term time (10:00am - 12:30pm). It is suitable for new graduates and industry professionals. We are always looking for new artists to deliver, so get in touch if you fancy trying out a new set of sequences or activities.

Current classes: 24th Jan, 7th & 28th Feb and 14th & 28th March 2019.


Occupied is an individually tailored careers support and professional development scheme, led by Ludus Dance, for artists based in Lancashire and the North West.

Our newly reframed artist support programme will see local dance professionals occupy our building for 12 months with the aim of developing one or more aspects of their work.

BASE (Bespoke Artist Support & Exchange)

Developed and delivered by the Dukes Creative Learning Team and Ludus Dance, BASE is a creative exchange programme for artists, directors, actors, designers, dancers, teachers and artistic facilitators based around the Lancaster and Morecambe district. 

For more information on up and coming events and workshops, click here.

Do you need help with your artistic development?
Talk to the Ludus Dance team today!