Dance Talks: a networking event for dance professionals

We are so happy to announce that on November 26th we are organizing the first-ever ‘Dance Talks’! ‘Dance Talks’ is a networking event for dancers, teachers, makers, movers,  and all others involved in the sector… as long as you know how to move you are more than welcome!
We created ‘Dance Talks’ because there really aren’t any casual networking events in our sector. Fancy galas, crowded festivals, or after-parties at theatres just aren’t cutting it. It’s time for a new kind of meeting space for all of us dance professionals to connect. [insert Dance Talks]
Besides an amazing venue and a cozy vibe to welcome all of you, there will also be some activities on the program; ‘Speeddates’, ‘Talks’, workshops, and in all dance fashion, a good closing party!
And really, our doors are open for every dance professional from any background and dance style/genre. We believe in the power of exchange!
Dance Talks is a concept by Freelancer Talk, which was created by a group of freelance dancers. Our mission is to create more connections between people working in the Arts & Culture.
Oh, and because nobody likes to network on an empty stomach, we’ve included Catering in the ticket price ✌🏼
Dance Talks is sponsored by the Henny Jurriëns Stichting and supported by Cafe Belcampo, Medisch Dans Netwerk NL, and Lanced.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday November 26

18:00
Opening
18:30 - 19:30
Speeddates
Get to know new dancers, find your next collaboration, and network until you drop!
19:45 - 20:15
Q&A: Preventing & Dealing with Injuries when you can't rest
With a Sports Doctor from Medisch Dans Netwerk
Speakers:
Arjan Kokshoorn
20:15 - 20:45
Talk #2: How to build an Online Presence?
With Zuzana Miraka from Visible Brand Factory
Speakers:
Zuzana Miraka
20:45 - 21:00
Talk #3: The Future Of Freelancing
With Wouter Vertogen from Lanced & Freelancer Talk
Speakers:
Wouter Vertogen
21:00 - 23:00
Closing Party
Free networking, sick beats, and viby tunes. Battles allowed ;)
Arjan Kokshoorn
Arjan Kokshoorn
Sports Doctor
I worked for many years as a sports doctor for ArtEZ Dance Academy, during a period in which customization, innovation and working within a network became important. I have seen the (improved) care surrounding the dancer grow. This accumulated knowledge and experience in the field of dance medical care I like to deploy where you as a dancer are central and quality and speed are important. I see the connection with my own region and (independent) dance institutes as a great challenge.
Zuzana Miraka
Zuzana Miraka
Content & Branding Agency
At Visible Brand Factory, I focus on vibrant and skilled ex-pats who are talented, ambitious and determined individuals, who need that extra bit of support to turn their strengths into a profitable business. ​ Are your fears or self-doubt holding you back? Perhaps you’re experiencing some nasty blocking beliefs that are getting in the way of you reaching your full potential? Don’t worry! I got you! I support and guide new entrepreneurs who are ready to get rid of their fears and start utilizing their inner power. I equip you with all the necessary tools and guidelines to turn your ideas, skills and talents into a sustainable and profitable business. I can help you to create a strong online brand presence through: Online coaching & consulting Personal branding photography Custom web-design Social Media Support Content Creation
Wouter Vertogen
Wouter Vertogen
Co-Founder Freelancer Talk
Wouter Vertogen is an entrepreneur, creative business coach, and former freelance dancer. Wouter received his education from ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Dance degree in 2017. After working with Bern Ballett in Switzerland, Wouter started freelancing internationally in both the commercial and contemporary scene. He has worked with Celebrity Cruises, Zürich Opernhaus, and Balich Worldwide Productions to name a few. Wouter continues his work as a dancer by teaching various classes such as Commercial Femme and High Heels. In 2020, Wouter founded ‘Freelancer Talk’, a startup that focuses on making freelancing more accessible and manageable to creative professionals. Through ‘Freelancer Talk’, Wouter coaches creative professionals on creating sustainable businesses and teaches Entrepreneurship workshops in various Educational Institutions. Wouter is also the owner of a digital agency named @wv_digital through which he performs work as a web designer, social media consultant, and branding strategist. He is currently continuing his studies with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Economics.

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