Work experience blog

My name is Rosie Roberts I’m fifteen and this week I have been doing my work placement at Déda. So far this week I have been doing a broad range of jobs and activities, whether that be the physical aspect of dance or the more office orientated work such as marketing, Arts Award or Academy showcase. I have had a real insight into the various jobs involved in performing arts.

Day 1

On Monday I came into Déda and immediately was submersed in a busy day of interesting work and classes. To start the day I had an induction which included the introduction of the colleagues I was to be working with this week and health and safety. Then I helped in a baby and toddler dance group called “Stompers” and then continuing with some research into the Silver Arts Award I was to be completing whilst at deda. Next I had a contemporary dance class with a student and created a short dance with her. To finish the day I joined in an unfamiliar dance style in the group “Hip Hop Juniors”.

Day 2

The next day of work experience was more an office orientated day. To start I went to a staff meeting, which gave me an insight into the many different jobs that happen in this organisation. As part of the show on Saturday “The Grand Tour” I helped creating the programmes for the shows, as well as signs and schedule for the volunteers. I also continued with my arts award completing unit 1 part a and b.

Day 3

Marketing was the first thing on the agenda. I was given a tour of the building by marketing staff and an apprentice. We looked for marketing around the building and different ways marketing can be presented. As part of the marketing I made a summary of the performances happening in the autumn for front of house staff. In the late afternoon I joined in in many of the contemporary classes that happen on a Wednesday. This included “Jump” “Incompany” and “Bounceback”. “Bounceback” is the group I attend at Déda every week so I was familiar to this group. At the moment I am rehearsing with the group to perform in U.Dance in Plymouth this summer. This is very exciting for the group and an amazing opportunity to show our dance skills on a wider scale.

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Day 4

Today I have been working in box office and I have learnt lots about selling tickets and using Databox. I have also been working on part d of my arts award, using this opportunity I have doing work experience to learn more about Déda. This afternoon I am doing dance development with Clare Limb.

I have one more day of work experience left which I am again helping out in dance groups “Rompers” and “Stompers” as well as continuing with my Arts Award. I also have been given an extra opportunity to help out with the show on Saturday “The Grand Tour”. So far I have had a really amazing experience at Déda for my work placement and would recommend the organisation highly.       

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