Dance Artist Training
Our dancer training programme promotes collaboration between disabled and non-disabled dance artists. During the course of 15 years, Stopgap have successfully nurtured four professional disabled dancers of international acclaim and all our dancers have a deep understanding of integrating diverse learning styles and bodies. Stopgap’s knowledge in this area is unparalleled by any other company.
Participants will experience our choreographic methods and integrated dance class, which will demonstrate how to develop bespoke dance technique for individual bodies and learning styles. We believe that creative collaboration becomes possible when dancers gain an understanding of how each other works.
Our programmes can be tailored for emerging disabled dancers, dance students or professionals and can involve a mixture of theory and practical exercises. Some of our practice is documented in our publication 'First Light - an insight into a professional integrated dance company, Stopgap'.
Stopgap Dance Company can deliver our dancer training programme to supplement courses at Colleges, Universities or Conservatoires. We can also deliver our programme for venues, agencies, local authorities and companies as part of their Continued Professional Development schemes for their dance artists.