Scatter Dance Company

Scatter is The Place’s adult dance company, which was founded in 2011 after identifying the need to have more intensive training and performance opportunities for adult non-professional dancers.

The company meet once a week and take part in class with our company Rehearsal Director Tory East. They then take part in a creative workshop with our commissioned choreographer for the term; working on a choreographic project that will be performed in a variety of venues. The company meet for the Autumn and Spring term with performances taking place throughout.

Recent commissioned choreographers include Victoria Fox, Alleyne Dance, James Wilton, Cai Tomos, Neil Flemming-Brown and Marso Riviere. And the company has performed at the Bloomsbury Festival, The Dance Shed, Lift Off Festival and Innovate Dance Festival.

The company is for people who have previous dance experience, as the classes are challenging and require a good technical knowledge.

We ask all participants to be able to commit for both terms and all performance opportunities.

How to join
To be a part of the company you must attend one of the taster and selection sessions. To attend this year’s taster, please reserve your space by booking online. The taster sessions will take place on Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, (6.30 – 8pm & 8 – 9.30pm). Please see our taster session page here for more information.

Dates 2019 – 2020
Every Wednesday evening (18:30-21:30)

Autumn term:  Wednesday 18 Sep – Wednesday 4 Dec 2019
Spring term: Wednesday 8 Jan – Wednesday 25 March 2019

Payment details
The total fee for Scatter is £365 and this can be paid in up to four instalments across the two terms.

Refund policy
It is not The Place's policy to refund or replace missed classes. Refunds will only be considered for particular circumstances. A doctor's certificate will be required if you are no longer able to attend classes due to an injury or medical condition. Refunds are not offered retrospectively and may be subject to a £25 administration charge

Contact Details
If you need to contact us at any time during the course, please contact the Classes and Courses team on 020 7121 1080 or email

Scatter Rehearsal Director: Tory East
Tory East trained at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a 1st Class BA Honors degree. During her training Tory performed in works by Kerry Nicholls, Henri Oguiku, Richard Alston, Jiri Kylian and a reworking of Jeremy James My Big Pants. In 2006 she toured nationally and internationally with the Postgraduate Company Edge in work choreographed by Trisha Brown, Siobhan Davies and Sue MacLennan.

Tory was a member of Retina Dance Company from 2006 -2009, under the artistic direction of Filip Van Huffel. Tory also co-directed and choreographed for Retina Youth Company and RAUW, Retina's site specific performance event for the community. She has also worked with Underground7 Dance Theatre, Zoielogic Dance Theatre and Jam Jar Dance Theatre.

Tory is currently the Rehearsal Director of Scatter, the adult performance company of The Place. She has taught on the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) at DanceEast, Northern Contemporary Dance School and for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Holding a PGCE, she is also currently working with several Youth Dance Companies, schools and colleges across Hampshire, her Youth Dance Company ‘Overground Fusion’ represented the South East at U Dance 2014.

Tory is also an Advisor for the Hampshire New Dimensions in Dance Programme and a regular teacher for The Place, London Studio Centre and Greenwich Dance Agency.

Commissioned Choreographer for 2019/2020: Sara Dos Santos
Sara Dos Santos is an award-winning movement artist and choreographer. Following a successful career as a performer, Sara commenced her career as a choreographer in 2011. Her thought-provoking and emotionally charged has been presented at conventional and unconventional theatre spaces as such as The Place (London), Rich Mix (London), Peepul Centre (Leicester), Stratford Circus, Saddlers Wells (Lilian Baylis), Trinity Centre (Bristol), Centro Cultural UFG (Brazil) and so on.

Interlacing a wide range of movement styles and often bringing to light current social and political affairs, Sara's dynamic choreographic style is highly influenced by music, rhythm and breath and offers performers a chance to explore personal movement methodology, self-expression and draw from personal experiences.