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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.




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

Connect with us

Indepen-dance7 hours ago
Over on our YouTube Channel, we have a number of online classes and tasks that you can do at home! 💃

From recap videos to dancing with props there is plenty to get involved with.

Follow the link below to see our playlist 👇
Dancing with a prop and cool down with Wils
This Video is for you to follow and dance along at home. There is also a how to make a ribbon stick file which we will upload for you to make one and enjoy d...
Indepen-dance1 day ago
Have you heard about our Tuesday online classes? We would love to welcome you along! 💃

11am - We have our Family Day Time Disco, which is open to all ages and their families to dance together.


5pm - We have our Youth Class for those youngsters that fancy a boogie!

Get in touch with us now to take part tomorrow, our classes take place on zoom and are free, although donations are welcome, and we would love to see you there.

Email us -

Call us - 0141 552 3555
Indepen-dance2 days ago
If you haven't seen it yet, then check out our online schedule below! 👇

To take part all you have to do is get in touch via the contact details below and let us know which class you would like to take part in.

Email -

Call - 0141 552 3555
Indepen-dance3 days ago
Continuing in our Staff Stories series, our most recent staff member who has made a quick video to say hello and answer some questions is LISA MALCOLM!

Watch below as LISA takes us through what she does as a Dance Assistant and what she has been up to during lockdown. 🎬👇

Please turn on subtitles in YouTube for captioning

Staff Stories - Lisa's Hello
Check out our latest addition to our Staff Stories Series with Lisa, as she chats about what she does at Indepen-dance as a Dance Assistant and what she has ...
Indepen-dance4 days ago

Following this week’s announcements from the Government, unfortunately our plans to re-introduce limited adult classes next week has been put on hold for the time being.

We are delighted to confirm however, that we will be welcoming back Youth classes for persons under 18 years old.

We will be contacting all youth members who have already completed our Members Survey and are keen to return. If you have not yet completed the survey and would like to return, please contact us via the details below.

We would like to assure all members that a full risk assessment has been completed and health and safety measures implemented alongside training and a health and safety checklist for all of our staff.

We will be operating from the one hall that we will have full management of over the next coming months and will be opening only in Glasgow for the time being.

We are absolutely thrilled to have the go ahead for some of our classes to return and can’t wait to see some familiar faces next week! 🙌

Phone 👉 0141 552 3555 | Email 👉
Indepen-dance5 days ago
All at Indepen-dance were devasted to hear of the passing of Dave Toole, the images were taken in June 2011 when he came to Glasgow to work with our Dance Artist Neil Price and dancers Lorena and Lena on a creative residency which supported Neil in the journey of creating his own work.

It was a great week, Karen remembers fondly:

"I have a lasting memory of bumping into Dave one morning on Sauchiehall St where he'd stopped outside a shop to have a look at his phone, during that short time at least 3 people had stopped to offer Dave money, a coffee and a sandwich, Dave and I had a laugh about this, I remember him asking me if Glaswegians were always this generous and thoughtful, I felt proud of the City I was born in."

The worldwide family of inclusive arts will miss you.
1 month ago
Be sure to head on over to our YouTube Channel to get all our latest videos! 🎞️🎬 #inclusivedance #independance #lovedancescotland

Remember to like and subscribe! 👇
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September Online Classes Schedule

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

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

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