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Opportunity through
inclusive dance

 

We work to promote a diverse and inclusive society

One which is not only enriching but is the foundation of a more substainable future for everyone, in the dance field & beyond.

Our artistic approach is to ensure the arts & dance in particular, is inclusive

and that children, young people & adults who are disabled are fully included in the creative process.

All of our activities are offered to disabled & non-disabled People

Providing everyone with the opportunity to learn from each other and share a creative experience

Indepen-dance is an award winning inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfil their potential through dance. Our mission is to enable participation in high quality arts provision and improve wellbeing, quality of life and provide opportunities for disabled and non-disabled dancers in both the professional and non-professional dance sectors. We provide weekly creative movement and dance classes throughout the year, where participants become lifelong members and join a thriving social network. We also provide bespoke professional training, career development and employment opportunities.

Performance

Education

Classes

Weekly Classes

Indepen-dance classes are for disabled people and their carers. We work with a skilled team of professional dancers to deliver weekly classes to service users, organisations, day centres, community groups and more. Our weekly classes are split into three categories:

Core Classes

Our core classes are based in Glasgow for our members and run on a term by term basis in Glasgow

Outreach Classes

Our outreach classes are run outside Glasgow for children, youths and families.

Specialised Classes

Our specialised classes run in Glasgow for varying ages and abilities and are open to members and
non-members.

Connect with us

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Have you completed our members survey yet?

By completing our members survey you will be giving us valuable information and feedback.

This survey is really important. It will help us gauge what needs to happen for opening our doors and to hear from you, the members, of how you would feel coming back.

You can complete it online by heading to the news section of our website and clicking members survey, or, by following the link below:

https://www.indepen-dance.org.uk/member-survey/
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Indepen-dance got talent is still on going tomorrow in our Friday Social class, at its brand new time of 5pm!

Tomorrow is the final, come along and make your paddle and cast your vote.

Our classes are free but donations are welcome.

Please get in touch with admin@indepen-dance.org.uk to get the details.

Friday Social Class | Tomorrow | 5pm
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Wearing a mask for some can bring anxiety or cause difficult feelings.

Mind, the mental health charity, has put together some information and explains why masks can cause difficult feelings, and gives practical tips on how to cope. This includes information on exemptions for mental health reasons.

Have a look at the article here 👉 https://bit.ly/3fKEhH2
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In our class this coming Monday we will be welcoming Laura Jones as our guest tutor!

Laura is a Head of Talent Development at Stop Gap Dance Company, and has been dancing and teaching with them for nearly 20 years. She has taught for Indepen-dance and choreographed A:Version for IND4. Her freelance work includes working with Step Change Studios, CBeebies for The Nutcracker Christmas Panto and the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

Laura is particularly interested in developing approaches to dance to make opportunities, technique and training more inclusive and accessible to everyone, to create equality within the dance world.

"In this class we will play with different textures and qualities to help us get to know our bodies, unlock new ways of moving and develop our own movement language. I will guide us through some improvisation and exploration, before we use a framework to find structure with our movement. Having explored our movement potential, we will have a chance to use it with creative time, to make our own texture based dances and discover unity as we enjoy dancing together."

To take part please get in touch with admin@indepen-dance.org.uk

Laura Jones | Monday | 5pm

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Tomorrow our new class begins! 🚨

Dance Energy is a high intensity half an hour class to get your blood pumping.

The class is open for all ages and is designed to give you a proper workout. 💪

Class is free but donations are welcome.

To join please contact our office at admin@indepen-dance.org.uk.

Dance Energy | Thursdays | 5pm
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NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have been working on new resources, and have produced a resource pack on back to school planning for parents, carers and guardians.

The resources are designed to help with worries that children and parents might have about going back to school as lockdown eases.

You can download the resource pack here 👉 https://bit.ly/3aaQxjb
1 day ago
Tomorrow our new class begins! 🚨

Dance Energy is a high intensity half an hour class to get your blood pumping.

The class is open for all ages and is designed to give you a proper workout. 💪

Class is free but donations are welcome.

Contact admin @indepen-dance.org.uk. https://t.co/9RcjcQoCFA
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2 days ago
Whether you want to talk about your favourite board game, or perhaps your favourite video game, then come along and join in with our Coffee morning and yoga session tomorrow at 10.30am!.🕹🎛

Contact admin @indepen-dance.org.uk for details.

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August Online Classes Schedule

With our regular classes suspended, we are running weekly online classes via zoom for all our members!

Member Survey

We have sent out a survey to all our members in the post to be returned to us, but you can also fill it out online here!

Summer Newsletter

Check out our latest Summer 2020 newsletter!

Online Classes Schedule

With our regular classes suspended, we are running weekly online classes via zoom for all our members!

Announcement – Cancellation of Gathered Together Festival 2020

Indepen-dance is extremely disappointed to announce the cancellation of the International Inclusive Dance Festival – Gathered Together 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We appreciate your contributions to the hard work in planning the festival programme but, following Government advice to ensure the safety of all, it is not possible to host the festival this year.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Latest – 7th April

As you are aware, we are no longer able to offer our normal activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a very strange and worrying time but I wanted to reassure you that the Board are working closely with the management team to try to ensure the future financial sustainability for the Company, so as normal activities resume we are able to offer our full programme again.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Update

It is most important that we keep you all safe during the Coronavirus crisis.
It is with regret that we have agreed that all of our classes and other dance activity should be cancelled at the moment and although we are really sorry about doing it this is the best thing to do right now

Review: Gathered Together, Tramway, Day 1

Review: Gathered Together, Tramway, Day 1 The Temphouse, by Lorna Irvine 11th September 2016

Twenty years of big steps for Indepen-dance

Twenty years of big steps for Indepen-dance The Herald Scotland Review 7th September 2016

Dance Review: Gathered Together, Tramway, Glasgow

Gathered Together, Tramway, Glasgow The Herald Scotland Review 11th September 2016

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