An Introduction to IRIS

Stopgap is holding a day for teachers who are interested in becoming involved with their inclusive dance syllabus, IRIS.


Date: 31 July 2015
Time: 11am - 3pm
Venue: University of Surrey, Guildford
Cost: Free of charge

In order to develop IRIS, Stopgap is seeking excellent dance teachers with experience in contemporary dance and an interest in inclusive methods for future employment. We are holding an Introduction to IRIS on 31 July and are interested in meeting teachers all over the UK but in particular teachers from Kent, Norwich, West Sussex, East Sussex & Hampshire.

What is IRIS?
IRIS is an inclusive dance syllabus. It is divided into four levels: Include, Respond, Integrate and Specialise, each with its own set exercises, guidelines and assessments. IRIS will give disabled children and young people the same level of structure, balance and rigour of dance education as their non-disabled peers.

The Day:
The day will involve talking about the ideas and ethos behind Stopgap’s teaching syllabus, IRIS and demonstrations from some of our young people and IRIS teachers. There will also be a chance for prospective teachers to share their interest in becoming an IRIS teacher.

If you would like any more information about IRIS email [email protected]

On 29 & 30 July from 10.30am - 4.30pm at University of Surrey, we are also holding 2 days of CPD workshops on Stopgap’s inclusive training practice:
29 July: Inclusive Dance Practice - An insight into Stopgap's responsive teaching practice (£75 earlybird / £90 after 3 July)
30 July: Developing Diverse Talent - A chance to explore Stopgap's methodology behind developing professional disabled dancers (£60 earlybird / £80 after 3 July)

For more information on the CPD days email [email protected] or call 01252745443.