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Britains Exit!


Based on current British and EU immigration rules, how will Britain leaving the EU affect Dancers...

Well lets remove the if out the equation and just work with current EU and British Immigration Rules.


Many believe that when Britain exits the EU the freedom of movement and access to the EU market or British Markets will not be limited...

Well thats pretty naive to believe as the whole purpose of the EU is allow the freedom of movement and the freedom of trade within the Union.


So lets continue based on current Immigration rules:


1. EU Citizens residing in Britain

  • Provided you can show Proof of 5 Years residence via tax returns, and an EU Residence Card, you will have to apply for residence and finally naturalise if you want to stay.
  • Any persons residing in the UK under 5 years will have to return to Europe and apply for a visa to return on holiday or, alternatively under a special skills point system will have to apply for a work permit should they wish to work in Britain.
  • No work will be permitted in the UK unless a work permit is acquired and you show that you can support yourself in the duration of your stay in the UK.
  • Any trade or business with the UK will be subject to Customs and Taxes, negotiated under new trade agreements.
  • Naturalisation costs and Visa Costs will be incurred.

2. EU Citizens coming to the UK

  • Will need to apply for a British Visa as above to enter the UK. Subject to proof that you can sustain your stay in the UK.
  • Any persons coming to work in the UK will need to apply for a Work Permit before entering the UK.
  • Visa Costs will be incurred with the option of visa rejections.

3. British Citizens residing in Europe

  • British Citizens residing in Europe will need to apply for residence in the country they reside, also subject to proof of 5 years residence exercising their treaty rights. After which they will be allowed to naturalise in that country. 
  • British Citizens who have not resided in a single EU country for more than 5 years will need to return to Britain, unless a holiday visa (Schengen Visa) has been acquired for the length of their stay, however no trade or business would be allow prior to a Work permit being acquired. 
  •  Naturalisation and Visa Costs will be incurred.

4. British Citizens going to Europe

  • Will need to apply for Schengen Visas prior to traveling to Europe (Holiday Only)
  • Any person wishing to work in Europe will need to apply for a work permit to work in Europe prior to arrival.
  • Visa costs will be incurred with the option of rejection.

The Positive side of this is that it will take a minimum (according to experts) of 2 years for Britain to leave the EU.

However lets hope Britain will changes its mind.




1. PRO: Less Competitors in Business and on the Competition floor, due to visa restrictions. May allow Dancers to call their price for paid work.

    CON: Less competitors means value and quality deteriorate. Less Students may mean a drop in prices of dance lessons, to attract new students.


2. PRO: The Value of the Pound has dropped leaving dance lessons in the UK cheaper for Visitors.

   CON: The Price of Dance lessons has increased for British Residents going for lessons outside of the UK.


3. PRO: Blackpool and all the Major Competitions in the UK will get smaller... Giving those who do compete a better shot at the top spots.

    CON: The above Competitions will get more expensive as they will need more funding to profit....


4. PRO: Dance Partners on Visas will value their partnership more with more to lose, so less partnership breakups.

5. CON: Finding Dance Partners  becomes more difficult for Dancers as Visas now become an issue.


The Lists go on, how many PROS and CONS can you list....your welcome to list yours in the comments...




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