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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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Indepen-dance1 hour ago
A week from today we will be having our Members Update and Q&A!

Wednesday 7th October | 1pm | Zoom

We would be delighted for you to join us in the session where we will be discussing physical classes returning, Covid-19, the position of the organisation and much more.

It is also your chance to pose some questions to our staff, and you can put your questions to us during the session or send them in before hand.

So please join us, all you need to do is get in touch with our office at admin@indepen-dance.org.uk, or call us on 0141 552 3555.
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Look out for next month when our very own Adam Sloan's short film, "123 Welcome from us", will be shown as part of the Citymoves Dance Agency's DanceLive Festival!

Running from the 15th - 18th October, you can find out further information and get your tickets via the link below 👇

https://www.citymoves.org.uk/dancelive-festival
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Announcement 🚨

We are excited to let you all know that we will be having a shorter than planned break from online classes, with our schedule next week continuing as normal, and so there is plenty more dancing to be had!

Only our guest tutor class will not be taking place next week.

Our pause for classes will only last for one week from the 12th to 18th October.
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Indepen-dance3 days ago
For tomorrow's Monday guest tutor session we are delighted to welcome Susana de Figueiredo! 🇵🇹 💃

Susana is from Portugal, Santa Maria da Feira, and she has been highly involved in dance, theatre and performative arts for much of her life. She holds a Bachelor of Theater and Performative arts, a master in Scenic Arts specializing in Education and a PHD in Literary Studies, based in the theoretical, historical, aesthetic aspects of street theatre and socio-educational dance-theater. Her research interests mainly focus on topics including corporeality practices in artistic environment.

She has trained in many studios and schools in; Santa Maria da Feira, London, Barcelona, Lyon and Côte d'Azur. Susana enjoys teaching and choreography, and has also directed several dance-theater shows, such as; “The amazing journey of Vitória Nujeen”, “Miguel Hernández”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Aladdin and Genie’s Lamp”, “The Rite of Spring” and many more. She holds over 15 years teaching experience in universities, schools, institutions, studios and cooperatives of education and rehabilitation for the inclusive community.

Susana says that what she loves and enjoys is encouraging creative self-expression in others.

Join us tomorrow at 5pm for her class! All you have to do is get in touch with admin@indepen-dance.org.uk to take part.
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Over the last few weeks we have asked our staff to put together some quick videos to say Hello and answer some questions.
They will also take you through a favourite task they enjoy doing in classes for you to enjoy at home.
First up we have ADAM SLOAN

Watch below as Adam takes us through a task all about levels. 🎬👇

youtube.com/watch?v=b-5Mf_7mzno
Please turn on subtitles in YouTube for captioning

#saturdaystaffhighlights
#danceathome
#lockdown
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Staff Stories - Adam's Task
The first video in our staff series where each staff member introduces themselves and takes us through a quick dance task. In this video we are introduced to...
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2 weeks 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! 👇 https://t.co/Ma209KcPkg https://t.co/tYcpkxzFKa
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2 weeks ago
Tomorrow we will be welcoming the wonderful Aya Kobayashi as our guest tutor! 💃

5pm | Free | Zoom

This is open for anyone to join in and be guided by Aya exploring themes, movements and the use of imagery and video.

Contact admin @indepen-dance.org.uk.

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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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