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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-dance5 months ago
Tune in tomorrow morning at 10am, where we will be going live right here on our Facebook page for another Wednesday morning dance session! πŸ’ƒπŸŽ¬
Indepen-dance5 months ago
This week is #DeafAwarenessWeek and here at Indepen-dance we are always striving to learn and increase accessibility.

One way we do this is that our staff and creative team take part in a yearly Makaton refresher course.

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Below is a picture of our team on their online course and the alphabet πŸ“·

For more information please visit The Makaton Charity.
Indepen-dance5 months ago
A very happy Indepen-dance birthday to Wils! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰
Indepen-dance5 months ago
Did you know that on a Wednesday morning we run an inclusive yoga class and a coffee morning? πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈβ˜•

You can join us for some inclusive yoga with tutor George at 10.30am, as he takes you through some gentle and relaxing movements.

Afterwards, at 11.15am you can join and chat to fellow members about different topics and make new friends.

Our classes are FREE, and so if you would like to attend please contact
Indepen-dance5 months ago
#fridaythrowback to our Inclusive dance training back in 2019 πŸ’ƒ
Indepen-dance5 months ago
What better way could there be to mark #internationaldanceday than with our first outdoors class and our first in-person class since restrictions were lifted? πŸ’ƒ

We had a blast at our Dance Your Socks Off class! 🧦

2 months ago
Check out our new schedule! πŸ‘€

Our next block of classes begins the week of 23rd August and all you need to do to join is email us at admin and let us know which class would be best for you.
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2 months ago
We are absolutely delighted & honoured to have made the shortlist for the @ndawards 2021, for the Community Organisation Award for Disability!πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ

Thank you so much to all those who nominated us and supported our nomination.πŸ’œ #NDA21#lovedancescotland#onedanceuk
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New Class Schedule: August – October

Join us this August in our in-person or online classes!

Founder and Artistic Director, Karen Anderson, Awarded MBE

Our Artistic Director and Founder, Karen Anderson, has received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2021.

New Online Class Schedule – 19th April 2021

We’re back online on the 19th April, book in now!

Digital Spring Newsletter

Check out our latest Spring 2021 newsletter!

Easter Holiday Program

Book in now for our Easter holiday program!

Live on Facebook & YouTube for Ten Minutes at 10am – From the 18th-22nd January

Join us live on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel for ten minutes at 10am every day from the 18th to the 22nd January!

Latest Online Class Schedule – January 2021

Check out our latest online schedule of online dance classes!

Online Classes Return – 6th January 2021

Welcome back to another year of dancing! Join us online via zoom for some more fun online sessions!

Winter Update

Check out our latest Summer 2020 newsletter!

Hurray, It’s Winter!

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

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