Teachers Theatre Club visit to Step Festival


Wednesday 15 November

Credit: Step Festival Teachers Dance Club with BullyBully performers at the Children's Festival in May 2023

Wednesday 15 November

How to apply

To apply please send an email to applications@imaginate.org.uk (with Step Festival 2024 as the subject title) with the following information:

  • Your school/job title.
  • Confirmation that you can travel to and attend the Festival from 6 to 9 March 2024.
  • Your head teacher's email address (this will be used to confirm you are able to take time out of school for the festival)

Please also answer the following questions, which will be used to make the final selection:

  • Why you would like to take part in this opportunity?
  • How would you share your experience with the wider TTC community?

We are excited to offer two funded places for existing members of Teachers Theatre Club (TTC 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus NTTC) to attend Step Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, 6-9 March 2024.

Teachers Theatre Club has inspired Step Festival to set up Step Dance Club, a similar project aimed at bringing together teachers and the performing arts.  This exchange visit is following on from Step Dance Club coming to the Children’s Festival last May.

This is a brilliant opportunity for TTC members to see international dance performances and meet international teachers and practitioners. You will be accompanied by Fiona and Anna from the Imaginate team.

Key Information

This opportunity is for two individual teachers from Teachers Theatre Club as a professional development opportunity. As you will require some time out of school in order to participate, your headteacher will need to approve your application.

Travel dates:

  • Wednesday 6 March: Fly from Edinburgh 13:05 to Oslo, arrive in Gothenburg via train/bus by approx 21:00-22:00
  • Saturday 9 March: Fly direct from Gothenburg to Edinburgh at 19:50

Imaginate will:

  • Book and pay for all Festival tickets including performances and industry events
  • Arrange and pay for any return travel from Edinburgh to the festival
  • Pay £40 per diem per night, including any travel days
  • Arrange and pay for your hotel in Gothenburg
  • Cover access costs where needed

Teachers will be selected by a panel of Imaginate staff and TTC members. The panel will meet the week on 23 November, you will know if you have been selected by Friday 1 December.

If you have any access needs to enable you to take up this opportunity please include that information in your email so we can arrange that with you if you are selected. If you would like to talk more about this please contact Anna Broomfield, Schools & Communities Project Coordinator.

Step Festival - 6 to 9 March 2024

Step is an international dance festival for young audiences in West Sweden produced by Producentbyrån.

The festival is a biennial and was launched in March 2020. The second edition of the festival took place from March 2-25 2022 and all in all, 60 events were presented at 19 venues and locations in six municipalities in Region Västra Götaland. The festival also contains a professional’s program for practitioners, organizations and anyone working with or for dance for young audiences.

Step is curated by Producentbyrån and three guest curators - Fiona Ferguson from Imaginate (Scotland), Adjjima Na Patalung from BICT Fest (Thailand) and Peter Sunesson from Sweden.