Integrated Dance for community disabled and non-disabled dancers
These dance sessions are suitable for beginners to professionals. They are streamlined for those who want to come just for fun, and for those who would like to develop their dance skills further – through an advanced class and performances.
What is involved?
In a safe and friendly environment participants are guided through a range of creative dance activities, to gain and develop skills in contemporary dance technique, choreography and performance. Each participant is challenged and taught in a way that is personal to their ability level and communication needs, within a group setting.
The YOUTH group and aDvANCE group have the opportunity to perform in a wide range of settings from traditional spaces such as theatres to the less traditional – outside, for film, community venues, at conferences and as part of a workshop. This gives the dancers varied and engaging performance experiences.
Dance Style: contemporary / creative dance / improvisation / choreography
What is integrated dance?
FRONTLINEdance integrates disabled and non-disabled dancers together within their professional and community work, and always have done. We work as equals in the dance studio and on stage. This gives a very powerful and unified message to each other and our audiences. It allows us to problem solve, be creative and create moves/dance work that can only be created through integration- both dancers couldn’t do it without the other one… it’s exciting!
We have found that using open-ended instructions allows for the individual to respond creatively and artistically without using language that immediately excludes or creates barriers. This allows the dancers to work with their own unique bodies and preferred communication methods.
The FRONTLINEdance team are trained in contemporary dance and performance and are passionate about integrated performance.
Every Thursday (term-time only)
DANCE STUDIO, Stoke-on-Trent College, Moorland Road, Burslem. ST6 1JJ
‘Breakthrou’dance (10-14 yrs. Just for Fun)
‘Breakthrou’ YOUTH dance Company (12– 18yrs. Advance)
‘Breakthrou’ ADULT dance Company (18 yrs+ Just for Fun)
‘Breakthrou’aDvANCE (18 yrs.+ Advance)
Cost: £3 per hour if paid for in advance (half termly) or £4 ‘pay as you go’
They can be paid via cash, cheque or BACS. Please get in contact for more information and to book.
Parents and carers can wait in the Café Area at the College or just outside the dance studio if they want to stay close by.