As part of Cloud Dance Festival's growth, we launched a series of professional development workshops for emerging dance writers, dance photographers and videographers which ran as part of our November 2013 festival, Showtime. These workshops extended the support we have offered emerging dance writers and photographers since 2009, and offered them the chance to learn from key industry figures and develop their skills further.

The workshops programme was run in partnership with IdeasTap; the writing workshops were in partnership with English National Ballet and A Younger Theatre; the photography workshops were led by James Rowbotham and Cathy Martin and included a location photography session on Sunday 17 November by James Rowbotham and Cathy Martin; the videography workshops were taught by dance film professionals Anna Ramsay and Sabine Klaus.