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EVERYBODY DANCEInternational Integrated Dance Company

EVERYBODY DANCE aims to inspire, explore and create great dance experiences with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in unexpected spaces



Our Man in the Moone

EVERYBODY DANCE seeks a talented aerial dance practitioner to join our outreach and performance team

Our Man in the Moone is an outdoor community arts and heritage project based on the first - and most extraordinary - work of science fiction in English, written and published in 1638, pseudonymously and posthumously, by Francis Godwin, Bishop of Hereford, resident and estate owner of Whitbourne village where EVERYBODY DANCE (ED) is based. Directed by Rachel Freeman for ED, the project includes aerial dance performance, workshops and training for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages.

Applicants should have professional aerial rope and/or silks experience with performance, teaching skills and an interest in working inclusively and outside.
Interview/audition by arrangement.

Project dates: 25th May to 6th June & 15th to 28th June 2020 
Application Deadline - Monday 16th March, 5pm

Please note that the project takes place at our base in rural Herefordshire.

Before applying please familiarise yourself with EVERYBODY DANCE here on our website and the project blog https://ourmaninthemoone.blog/

This opportunity is paid.

Please send a CV and covering letter (a personal statement, outlining your experience and why you are applying) and, if available, a photograph and web link with footage of you dancing to: rfeverybodydance@gmail.com or Rachel Freeman, EVERYBODY DANCE, Longlands Barn, Whitbourne Hall Park, Whitbourne, Worcester, WR65SG



Our Man in the Moone

A three-year arts, education and community project for people living in North Herefordshire, started in July 2018 and continuing until July 2020
The writer of the first - and most extraordinary - work of science fiction published in 1638, Bishop Francis Godwin, lived in the village that EVERYBODY DANCE is based in and we’re exploring, developing and celebrating this in a host of ways with many local people contributing.
The project began in Whitbourne with a book club, schools workshops, archive visits, a rewriting of the story, storytelling, a performance with stilt walking, and aerial dance. An Our Man in the Moone book of creative responses to the work and an exhibition of images are currently in production.

Our Man in the Moone cast
Photo by Paul Lack

Spurred on by the successes in Whitbourne the project is now on tour to Leominster and Bromyard, Ben Haggarty has been retelling the story, DJ Murph leading music workshops and Hereford CollEge of Art creating a new animated version.

HCA photo
Drawings for animation by Georgia Anstey

Working with local groups and organisation EVERYBODY DANCE will be leading a programme of outdoor workshops in May and June and the project culminates in community performances June 6th in Leominster and June 27th in Bromyard.
Everyone is invited to get involved so please do get in touch with us.

NEW: follow Our Man in the Moone here

Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Elmley Foundation, Herefordshire Community Foundation, Whitbourne Village Shop Fund and Susan Bulmer. Herefordshire a Great Place, Arts Council England, Leominster Town Council, Bromyard & Winslow Town Council, Bromyard Gala, GVC



hands young and old
Photo by Dave Provis

After the success of our ongoing work in Herefordshire we’re extending and developing our Tea Dance project into Worcestershire. Bringing young people together with elders, those living with dementia, their family, friends and carers, this project includes Dementia Friends Information sessions and dance training for young people in preparation for the Tea Dance/Daytime Discos in July and November. Open to all, so please join us in helping to make Worcester a more dementia-friendly city.
Let’s Dance is led by EVERYBODY DANCE in collaboration with The Swan Theatre, Dancefest, local dance practitioners and schools.

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aerial yoga

Rachel has practised yoga for over 35 years and has combined it with her experience and expertise in aerial dance to teach Vayu Aerial Yoga.

It is a practice that was developed to create space mentally and physically, by opening up the body through various postures, using a custom designed yoga hammock.

Rachel is keen to develop ways that Vayu can be made accessible ​for all abilities and ages.
To​ help with this development of accessible classes, to join a class or find out more, please visit Rachel Freeman Vayu Aerial Yoga here and on Facebook.


Rachel has been leading dance and movement sessions for people with dementia and this little video by Alice Pengelly shows some of the work done under the umbrella of the Courtyard in Hereford.





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.

Find out more here.


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.

For further details on anything here, please contact us.           

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