Creative IRIS dance workshops with DashDot/YouthDance.

DashDot/YouthDance in Waltham Forest, under the direction of dance artist Vicki Busfield, has been supporting young people with physical and learning disabilities to take part in weekly creative IRIS dance workshops.

The project culminated in a performance by DashDot/YouthDance at an inclusive youth dance platform hosted by Stopgap Dance Company, alongside other established groups, on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Designed by Stopgap Dance Company, a leading professional inclusive dance company, IRIS is an innovative and flexible way of learning that aims to nurture the disabled dancers of tomorrow.  Vicki, a Creative Learning Associate of Stopgap, worked with the company as part of its IRIS teaching team to pilot the programme in East London prior to its launch in 2018.

DashDot/YouthDance in Waltham Forest was able to bring this incredible way of learning, creating and dancing to the borough for the first time.

About the project

DashDot/YouthDance provided 10 weeks of creative IRIS dance sessions over the autumn term in partnership with The Limes Community and Children's Centre.

Wednesdays - Schools Workshops - 18 September -  27 November
Group 1: 9:30am -10:30am
Group 2: 10:45am - 11:45am

Fridays - After School Inclusive Youth Dance Group - 20 September - 29 November
Young People aged 12+ : 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Places limited so booking essential, £2.50 per session 

All workshops take place at The  Limes, 6 Somers Road, E17 6RX

To book your place email or call 0208 5098985

Further opportunities to get involved will be announced in the coming months so to keep up to date follow @DashDotDance on Facebook and Twitter

Part of the Make it Happen Fellowship Funding programme.

Images DashDot/YouthDance in Hackney in partnership with East London Dance. Credit: John McDonald-Fulton.