Two Thirds Sky & The Richard Alston Dance Company

Alston Inspired 2019

Alston Inspired 2019 will see Northamptonshire-based Two Thirds Sky and the acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company collaborating for a second time, to celebrate RADC’s final performance at Royal & Derngate in Northampton. RADC have performed at the Derngate consistently over their twenty-five years of touring, and this project marks both the impact and legacy of the company’s work on artists and young dancers in the East and East Midlands.


As part of this project, RADC and TTS will deliver an “Alston Inspired Master Class” open to young people from across the Northants and Beds area. This daylong event will allow experienced young dancers to extend their understanding of Alston’s approach to technique, and offer a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet the artist that many of them will study at school. The Masterclass will be delivered by a combination of Two Thirds Sky professionals and a Richard Alston Dance Company performer, alongside Richard Alston himself. From this Master Class 20 young people will be invited to participate in a creative residency during the summer break if they want to be involved.


You can find out more about the previous Alston Inspired 2017 project here…


If you are a young dancer, aged 14-18 and would like to apply to attend the Alston Inspired 2019 Master Class, please ask your parent or guardian to complete the form below.


The date of the Master Class is: Sunday 12th May 2019

The venue is: University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Campus, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA

The cost of attendance is: £25


If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, please email us at any time.

Two Thirds Sky & The Richard Alston Dance Company

Alston Inspired 2019: Master Class Application

Young Dancer Information:


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Participant statement: Briefly describe what dance experience you have had and why working with Richard Alston Dance Company and Two Thirds Sky would help your learning? (max 100 words) *

Parent / Guardian Information:

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Media Consent:

I give permission for my son/daughter/young person in my care to be filmed/photographed as part of this project.

I understand and agree that Two Thirds Sky, Richard Alston Dance Company and any associated partners may use any photograph or film footage taken for publicity purposes. For example; leaflets, newsletters, newspaper articles, publications, reports and websites (including social media). I will inform my son/daughter/young person in my care of the agreement that has been made on their behalf.

Health & Disability:

Please let us know about any medical issue, disability or allergy that you think we need to know about:

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Alston Inspired 2019 Performance Project:

Following on from the Master Class, Richard and the team will be selecting dancers to create a new work in the summer holidays to prelude RADC's performance at the Royal and Derngate. However, this is optional - and young people can attend the Master Class as a one off activity. Please indicate your interest and availability below.


Please note: The cost of the performance project will be £200 per participant.

Choosing not to be eligible for selection to the performance project is entirely optional, and will have no bearing on whether or not you are offered a place on the Master Class.

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The information provided in this form is intended solely for the purposes of administering the Alston Inspired 2019 project.

It will be treated as confidential, and will not be shared with other organisations.

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