Life with the company

End ofWhat an amazing and inspiring two weeks I’ve had in the studio with FFIN DANCE! I would like to thank Sue, Catrin, Effie and Natasha for making my experience such an enjoyable one, by making me feel welcome and part of the team. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend time in the studio with you all.

Through joining company class with Ffin every morning and observing rehearsals in the afternoon, as well as learning sections of repertoire I was able to gain an insight into what it is like to be a part of a professional dance company. The dancers were always happy to help, advise and encourage me during class and as a result I have learnt so much more about myself as a dancer and areas in which I need to improve.

I couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling experience of life in a professional dance company. It is a totally different environment to the training provided at university, and therefore I feel any opportunities given by dance companies to post graduates is invaluable to help bridge the gap between training and obtaining a professional job.

I have definitely taken a lot from my time with the company and appreciate all their guidance. I can’t thank them all enough!! I would recommend Ffin and the opportunities they offer to all post graduates looking to develop a professional dance career.

I am really looking forward to seeing the dancers perform their finished pieces on stage next year as part of their 2015 The Power Of 3 Tour!

Emma Jenkins

Placement with FFIN DANCE

I want to say a huge thank you to Sue, Megan, Effie, Mike, and Catrin for making my work placement an amazing experience. They are all fantastic people who were very welcoming and friendly and showed me the amazing ‘behind the scenes’ side to FFIN DANCE, including the rehearsal processes, technique classes, feedback sessions, and the community projects

I have to say a huge thank you to them all for allowing me to interview them and ask many questions which have taught me A LOT about how a real company runs and works in the professional world. I also thank you all for allowing me to use my camera (A LOT) during the two days I spent with them!

I also want to say that the performance I was privileged to watch on my final evening with Ffin Dance was absolutely amazing! The movements were fantastic and beautiful and the four dancers looked stunning on stage. Also the live musicians were fantastic and really enhanced the mood and performance.

Ffin offers fantastic opportunities for anybody of any age to enjoy, which is done through their community projects, which I was lucky enough to observe while I was there. They have a great reputation and many people return continually to take part in the workshops that Ffin offer to the community.

Finally I want to say thank you again to everyone for making my placement very enjoyable and educational. I wish every success for Ffin in the future and I will definitely be keeping in touch with them all and will most definitely be booking tickets for their next tour!!!

Darren Mears
University Centre Doncaster