Inclusive dance workshops in schools and for centres/organisations:

These dance workshops are delivered by highly-qualified and experienced inclusive dance practitioners. They are part of our pioneering performing arts initiative in Sussex, which offers the opportunity to engage in fun, high quality dance sessions, in an inclusive environment. By inclusive we mean that the provision will actively seek to engage children or adults who have a Special Educational Need, learning disability or physical or sensory impairment as well as those who are non-disabled.

Workshops and projects vary in length to suit each school or organisation’s needs. They can be booked as one off events or weekly projects.

Outcomes:
• Participants learn how to devise, choreograph and perform. Through an inclusive ethos the workshops will develop:
• Balance, agility and coordination
• Verbal and non-verbal communication skills
• Problem solving, team work and negotiation with high expectations and suitable targets for all
• Understanding of different people and their ideas, bodies and ways of moving

The workshops provide a supportive environment in which all participants can perform to their best ability and really gain confidence. As well as providing an enriching dance experience for those with disabilities, it will have a profound effect on the non-disabled participants who join. It teaches them about diversity and inclusion and to view disabled people as true equals.

The content of the workshops will be tailored for each group and may be designed around a particular theme or area of curriculum learning. Workshops can focus on/include contemporary, creative and street/breakdance.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote. We are able to offer subsidised rates to some schools and groups thanks to Arts Council funding.

Schools: We suggest that you consider using Sports Premium funding and pupil premium grants. We also suggest that you consider uniting with another school to halve the cost. We are happy to liaise with partner schools to arrange projects.

“The children have always gained an enormous amount from the projects and have found they are able to do things that they would never have imagined. They have been stretched both creatively and physically. New friendships have been formed and children have grown in self-confidence. I cannot recommend the work of Emma and the Integrated (inclusive) Arts Projects highly enough.” (Stephen Drew, Headmaster of St Faith’s School)