Creative IRIS dance workshops with DashDot/YouthDance.

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

The project will culminate in a performance by DashDot/YouthDance at an inclusive youth dance platform hosted by Stopgap Dance Company, alongside other established groups.

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 will bring this incredible way of learning, creating and dancing to the borough for the first time.

Want to get involved?

DashDot/YouthDance is kicking off by providing 4 weeks of free creative IRIS dance taster sessions in partnership with The Limes Community and Children's Centre.

Wednesday 13th March / 20th March / 27th March / 3rd April 

Primary aged children : 9:30am-10:45am

Secondary aged children: 11am - 12:15pm

The  Limes, 6 Somers Road, E17 6RX

To book your place email admin@thelimes.co.uk 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.