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iDance - support innovative practices in inclusive dance education

IDance aims to bolster skills and to facilitate the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices relating to the opening up of culture through dance.

The project supports a training-based collaboration between cultural organisations, professional dance schools, dance companies, conservatoires, academics, NGOs, access workers, artists and disabled and non-disabled adults to develop, test and implement innovative course packages, enriching inclusive dance participation focusing on:

- Disabled and non-disabled people without a prior involvement in dance.
- Dance teachers, choreographers and emerging professional dancers, both disabled and non-disabled.  

Year(s): 2016-2018

Target group(s): Disabled and non-disabled people; Dance teachers, choreographers and emerging professional dancers, both disabled and non-disabled

Website or other online channels: http://www.idancenetwork.eu/

Methodology

 The iDance project developed 12 Professional Development Courses (lesson plans) aiming to introduce a common learning framework to support, mentor and train up-and-coming dance leaders with and without disabilities and investigate choreographic explorations which could lead to the creation of new artworks. The INCLUSIVE CHOREOGRAPHY Courses aim to foster the development of the essential skills that could enable up-and-coming dance leaders to become confident dance artists and to access a potential future in further education and employment within the arts industry aiming to bridge the gap between disability dance and mainstream dance training.  

Type of product

Online resource Course / Training

Brief description of the outcomes

 Training Courses (lesson plans) which aim to empower people with disabilities to get involved with dance practices and become dance leaders.   

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The EMPOWERMENT TRAINING Courses enhance the learning and development opportunities for adults with or without disabilities and without necessary a prior engagement in dance, together with professional dancers/dance artists, through exchanging methodologies and approaches and models from each country.

 iDance project enables people to come together, share knowledge, exchange best practices and co-develop an innovative set of resources to promote access to inclusive dance education in Europe.  

Promoter of the initiative: STICHTING HOLLAND DANCE FESTIVAL, NL; ARIONA HELLAS AE, EL; STOPGAP DANCE COMPANY, UK; SKANES DANSTEATER AB, SE

Country: Greece Netherlands Sweden United Kingdom

Languages available: English

Website or other online channels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjRdNjttDqc

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