MOVE IT 2016 – UK’s biggest Dance Event

Work Experience Opportunities for 18+

Classes & Theatres Stewarding / Running & Stage Management / Tickets & Merchandise Sales Staff / Customer Service


MOVE IT is the UK’s biggest annual dance event taking place from the 18-20 March 2016 at ExCel London. Dancers of all levels come together in one gigantic celebration of all things dance: classes, performances, career route advice, workshops, shopping and more. Under a new creative leadership and a move to one of the UK’s biggest venues, MOVE IT is entering into a new and exciting phase as it steams into its 11th year. The 2016 programme is packed with over 240 dance classes (including Got To Dance 2014 winners Duplic8 and Flawless, Darcey Bussell, Twist & Pulse), dance performances, seminars and masterclasses for professional/aspiring dancers, shopping and much more!

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The Brief

MOVE IT in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills is opening up a limited opportunity for Volunteers aged 18+ to gain work experience in a variety of jobs in event management. MOVE IT is the biggest event of its kind in the UK and this Brief provides a chance to gain hands on experience in event organisation and jobs in the dance/performing arts/events industry. 

The roles available include:

  • Dance Classes & Theatres Stewarding
  • Running & Stage Management
  • Tickets & Merchandise Sales Staff
  • Customer Service VIPs
  • Artist Liaison
  • Front of House Hosting

Key Criteria & Dates

Minimum Age: 18+

Venue: ExCel, London

Dates (volunteers have to commit to ALL dates below!):

THU 17 MARCH, time TBC – Staff Briefing

FRI 18 MARCH, 9AM-7PM – Event Day 1

SAT 19 MARCH, 9AM-7PM – Event Day 2

SUN 20 MARCH, 9AM-5PM – Event Day 3

References: MOVE IT is happy to provide references for a total of 4 days of work experience in order to assist with future employment opportunities.

Please note: this is a voluntary opportunity and MOVE IT are not able to offer payment to staff.

How to get involved

Complete this short online form:
Email an Expression of Interest to Tia Hassan, Creative Director, MOVE IT to:
Deadline for expression of interest: TUE 1 MARCH 2016!

Selection Process

MOVE IT are looking to meet all interested volunteers before confirming the team for the event. Interviews will be held early March in form of informal 30-minute meetings at the MOVE IT office, Upper Street Events, 58 White Lion Street, London N1 9PP

For more information please contact

Carrie Svinning, London Programme Coordinator, Creative & Cultural Skills,