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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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Be sure to join us live here tomorrow at 11.30am, and throughout the remainder of the week, as our Social Dis-Dancing Hit Squad takes to the road! 🚗

Tomorrow they start their journey out in the community to get people engaged and dancing, beginning at a nursery and food bank where they will dance to Proud Mary. So be sure to tune in and dance along wherever you are!

On Friday, the team will then head to a local street community and get them dancing to Shake a Tail Feather at 7pm, followed by a dance to Que Sera Sera with residents at a local care home on Saturday at 2pm. 💃

Each live dance is going to be 15 minutes long so be sure to tune in and dance along at home with the Indepen-dance Hit Squad!
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Indepen-dance18 hours ago
Dance Your Socks Off tomorrow at 10am! 👶

Remember to email admin@indepen-dance.org.uk to take part! 💃
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Indepen-dance2 days ago
Last week we had so much fun at our online disco, have a look at the video below to see why! 🎵

You can also check out our YouTube playlist of songs that members and staff have been listening to and enjoying at home during lockdown and in our sessions. 👉 https://bit.ly/2AhRjgF

So why not play some tunes and keep an eye out for another disco sometime soon.
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Indepen-dance2 days ago
A message for all Dance Your Socks Off parents and attendees 📢

This coming Thursday our Dance Your Socks Off class will begin at 10am instead of 11am!

This is because we are going live with our social dis-dancing hit squad at 11.30am later that same day. 💃

So be sure to get online early and then tune in to our live dance afterwards!
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Indepen-dance2 days ago
It's been a stressful time for many during the past few months and we would like to bring a bit of Zen back into your mornings.

If you fancy joining in some online inclusive Yoga tomorrow at 10.30am, followed up with a cuppa and a natter at 11.15am, then please contact us at the below email address to register:

👉 admin@indepen-dance.org.uk
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Indepen-dance3 days ago
Our Summer newsletter is now available and a hard copy is being sent out to our members this week!

Check it out here 👉 https://bit.ly/3eKOe7J

Alongside our newsletter, we are sending out a member survey, which 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 also complete and submit it here
👉 https://bit.ly/2NGr5rq
18 hours ago
Dance Your Socks Off tomorrow at 10am! 👶

Remember to email admin @indepen-dance.org.uk to take part! 💃 https://t.co/PFrWQEiAJ5
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3 days ago
Do your little ones have lots of energy to burn off with being stuck indoors? 💃

This class is for 0-5 years exploring different movements and engagement techniques while having lots of fun.

Join us tomorrow at 11am! Contact admin @indepen-dance.org.uk https://t.co/XEObpRDKve
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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

Winter Newsletter

AGM 6.00pm to 6.30pm | Winter Sharing 6.30pm to 8.00pm | 4th December | The Pearce Institute Govan Bring in the holidays with our performing groups, and attend our Annual General Meeting, on Wednesday 4th December at the Pearce Institute! With performances from the...

Autumn Newsletter

Next week our classes will be coming to an end for our October break for one week. With our last class on Saturday 12th October. Classes will return the week beginning Monday 21st October. We hope you have had a lovely term and we will see you after the break! Please...

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