EVERYBODY DANCE aims to inspire, explore and create great dance experiences with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in unexpected spaces
We have exciting events for young and old - and everybody in between, from Family Days to Tea Dances and, for beginner and intermediate aerial dancers aged over 16, a wonderful Retreat. Details in the posters below and tickets available here.
Please book early as numbers are limited.
We are proud to show you our new film, 'Progress', premiered at The Hive in Worcester on March 22nd. ‘Progress’ is a collaboration between EVERYBODY DANCE, The Infirmary Museum and The George Marshall Medical Museum. 'Progress' has gathered people of all ages and abilities together to work with a team of professional artists to research medical history and create dance in workshops and for the 'Progress' film and live dance performance.
And here are the dancers ready to perform the dance piece to accompany the film..
BBC Strictly Come Dancing recently contacted us and asked if we would submit a video or two of people doing "The Strictly". How could we resist?! The Four Farmers version turned out to be Zoe Ball's favourite - who could blame her?
To witness these wonders of performance, visit these links -
Strictly Farming - grace and sensuality from four farming-related men
Strictly 4 Generations - the farmers' wives, great-granny, great-grandchildren and many in-between
Strictly Regency (with Regency special school)
Enjoy - we did!
Nine young dancers from Dancefest’s youth dance companies are taking part in a new aerial dance project with EVERYBODY DANCE.
The five male and four female dancers aged 13 to 30 are working to create a performance for the spectacular opening ceremony of the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships at Worcester Arena on Friday 28 August, which will see the continent’s greatest teams descend on the city to play for both the European title and their place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The opening ceremony takes place at 4.15pm on Friday 28th August in front of TV cameras, national and international press and a royal visit. Tickets for this event and all matches are available from euro2015.uk .
Please see our dedicated page.
Our new Tool Kit for evaluation is available for you to adapt and use for your own projects. We would like to work with you on its development so please let us know how you get on so that we can develop it further.
In January 2015 EVERYBODY DANCE returned to Scotland to work with one of our longest standing collaborators ‘Waterbaby’. This year’s project took place at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock and involved 3 groups of local young people from REACH for Autism and Craimarloch School.
The young people worked together each day to develop their dance and aerial skills with the week culminating in a sharing for parents, friends and project supporters. Our evaluation tool kit provided lots of evidence on the positive impact of the work.
Feedback from the audience at our sharing session reaffirmed what we knew in our hearts…
“It's was an amazing week. Kids all loved it all week and to see what they had been up to with the
performance on Friday was awesome and inspiring. To see kids who struggle to express themselves with
words to see them do it with ropes and dance was wonderful. I've never been in a place where
everyone had a massive smile on their face . So I take this time to say thank you to all involved - you made
all the kids happy and every parent, grandparents and carer so proud”
“Inspiring truly wonderful"
"more, more, more it was amazing"
"lovely work with real heart"
"very proud parents"
"Amazing experience, very emotional, great that kids with disabilities not being held back. Best week ever,
kids slept great, better behaviour".
The project is managed by Gail Sneddon Dance Developer for the Beacon Arts Centre and delivered by Rachel Freeman for EVERYBODY DANCE assisted by Gail plus Ruth Foster, Suzi Cunningham and Linda Payne for Waterbaby and a fantastic team of staff from REACH for Autism and Craimarloch School.
The sun shone on the bugs all through the summer and they were welcomed warmly around the UK and abroad.
Please see our dedicated page for all the details and all the photos.
We can offer a fantastic, airy, covered rehearsal studio for people who prefer to devise and rehearse outdoors. Please click on the pic for more info -
Please contact us if you are interested.
|Projects kindly funded by|
|Supported by the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity, giving small grants to local grass-roots organisations|