Special Projects

Our Education and Development team run a series of in and outdoor performances, events and special projects across Swindon and in the town centre.

Come and try one of our activities and performances – meet new people, have fun, get fit…

 

DANCE FOR PARKINSON’s

For Those with Parkinson’s and their carer
When coming soon
Time coming soon
Price This is a FREE class

Please note this class is held at the Swindon Therapy Centre, Bradley House, Westmead Drive, SN5 7YS

Swindon Dance offers this class working closely with Parkinson’s UK Swindon support group and Swindon Therapy Centre.

Classes are designed to address issues often associated with Parkinson’s such as balance, gait and posture, in a friendly supportive environment and finishing with tea and biscuits.

Classes begin seated, slowly progressing to standing and moving using many different dance styles and forms.

For further information about this class please email: sarah.fletcher@swindondance.org.uk or call: 01793 601707

 

 

BBC CHILDREN IN NEED FUNDING

Swindon Dance was delighted to have received £9,000 from BBC Children in Need for it’s Salto! Juniors group.

The grant enabled the Salto! Juniors project team to deliver dance lessons for children aged 7-12 years old with learning disabilities. The weekly classes are led by a specialised team of four dance artists and teaching assistants. As part of this project the group also took part in two intensive courses. One of these was led by a professional company called STOPGAP Dance Company. The project aims to increase participants, self-esteem, social skills and physical mobility as well providing a creative and fun dance led activity.  See below for more details on STOPGAP and Salto! Juniors.

 

 

 

 

STOPGAP Dance Company creates exhilarating dance productions for national and international touring. They employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. 

STOPGAP value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance. 

For more information on STOPGAP Dance Company, visit- STOPGAP

 

SALTO! JUNIORS

Salto! Juniors is a dance project for children aged 7-12 years of age with learning difficulties. It explores a range of dance styles through creativity. Apart from attending their weekly creative dance session the group has also attended a 2-day intensive course at Brimble Hill school. The course involved participating creatively in dance, watching a short solo performance by a company member, a performance by Troop (an integrated performance group)  as well as sharing the work created over the two days by the children.  The course also explored movement using imagery and props and spending time with friends. 

Salto! Juniors also performed at the Big Hat Cabaret, this performance was organised by Big Arts and Disability Network. Big Hat Cabaret exists to develop opportunities, raise awareness and increase access to performing arts particularly for disabled people. The theme of the performance was super heroes and the dancers performed in front of over 100 people and people loved it!

Salto! Juniors Inspiration Morning & Day

Join us for dance, music, movement games, arts & crafts. Choose to attend either the morning session from 9-10am | £4.50 or the day from 10:30am-3pm | £15

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN SALTO! JUNIORS & THE INSPIRATION MORNING/DAY


 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROJECTS

Contact our box office to book or for more information on 01793 601700 / helen.ganberg@swindondance.org.uk