We increase self-esteem, confidence and promote positive responses to disability and dance
Based in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire we are privileged to work with people of all ages and all abilities in a wide and diverse range of settings and environments. We create, move, dance and perform with 3-103 year olds from beginners to professionals. Our focus is dance and disability but not exclusively. We also work with older people and target unrepresented groups. Set up in 2001, the majority of our work is either community or health related. Watch an example: https://vimeo.com/107827588Why the community needs us
It is important to integrate people in order to establish strong friendships and understanding of each other; celebrate individual circumstances, background, bodies, culture and the different types of disability. We aim to provide positive responses and experiences to disability and eliminate preconceptions which in turn produces a more cohesive and accepting community. Dance is well known for its social interaction and integrated dance for bringing different types of people together.Our impact on the community
We aim to create work and other opportunities within the Staffordshire &Stoke-on-Trent borders, although we except commissions to work regionally and nationally. With 14 years experience of creating,engaging with participants, delivering, evaluating and managing projects we are known as dance and disability specialists. Our Artistic Director,Rachael Lines has 24yrs of experience working with disabled children and adults. Feedback highlights what we do is of high quality and of enormous benefit.
We're recruiting new board members and trustees who have the knowledge, skills & contacts in dance sector knowledge, income generation, building new partnerships & recruitment. We welcome volunteers to support workshops, marketing and 'Friendsof'