Christmas Break | Activity Timetable

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020

This year the holidays will be quite different for us all and we know how important routine can be, so Lauren, one of the newest members to our team, has created an activity timetable for over the break!

A week in the life... | Sg2

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

It's vlog time! ‘A Week in the Life of Sg2’ with SAND-R

The Role of an Understudy | Sg2

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020

Fin, one of our Sg2 apprentices, gives us an insight into his role as understudy for Christian in Chris Pavia's new choreography...

SG Troopers have returned!

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020

SG Troop is back! Christian catches us up with what's been going on in Troop...

Come work for us!

Friday, 6 November, 2020

Stopgap are currently looking for Communications Manager and Project Manager. We made some statements about inclusivity and career progression in our recruitment page, and Executive Producer Sho Shibata writes this blog to give potential candidates a deeper insight into what we mean.

Translating Practice | How do you create a ballet class that is accessible?

Thursday, 29 October, 2020

Happy world ballet day 2020! Before access worker Millie left Stopgap, she was really interested in how we could translate classical ballet and make it accessible. This blog contains some of her research and ways to approach translating ballet.

Keeping up with inclusive dance | Home Practice

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020

In this blog, Laura Jones outlines the aspirations of our new online dance programme Home Practice and the impact Covid-19 has had on disabled individuals.

Summer Experience Goes Online...

Tuesday, 4 August, 2020

Teacher and Dance artist Nicky Norton reflects on our annual Summer Experience…

Teaching Tools - First up FOLDS...

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

Christian talks you through Stopgap’s handy teaching tool F.O.L.D.S

Youth Company Online Classes

Wednesday, 22 April, 2020

Our Inclusive Youth Dance Sessions have all had an online makeover, and Cherie writes about how you can access these.

Seedbed - a pathway to teaching inclusively

Find out more about what to expect from our teacher training course and how it supports your journey to becomming a teacher of our inclusive syllabus, IRIS.


Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, tells us more about IRIS, Stopgap’s inclusive dance syllabus; how it started and what we hope it can achieve.

Christian talks to us about Replay

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

Christian explains the benefits of filming Stopgap's youtube channel, Replay...

Cairo Residency: part 2

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

See how the final days of the Cairo Residency unravelled in Christian's eyes...

Cairo Residency: part 1

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Read Christian's day-by-day record of the workshop residency the team led out in Cairo...

Chris with Swindon Dance

Friday, 1 July, 2016

Chris visited Swindon Dance last month to run a workshop. Here are some of his thoughts about the workshop and his experience...

Creative Academy workshop

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

Projects intern Lily reflects on Creative Academy workshop with Hannah and Lucy...

Sho's response to The Telegraph article

Wednesday, 5 August, 2015

Company Producer Sho Shibata responds to the article 'How I shamed the ballet world' by Chief Political Correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. This response is also published by The RAD Gazette in October 2015.

Lucy's response to The Telegraph article

Wednesday, 5 August, 2015

Artistic Director Lucy Bennett responds to the article 'How I shamed the ballet world' by Chief Political Correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. This response is also published by South East Dance's Everybody Issue in August 2015.

The benefits of dance

Tuesday, 4 August, 2015

Imogen Aujla PhD, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Course Coordinator MSc Dance Science at the University of Bedfordshire, writes about the well-being outcomes of dance and the positive impact our inclusive syllabus IRIS could have in promoting physical and mental health for disabled people. 

Helen on Late Night Tales

Thursday, 18 December, 2014

Creative Learning Intern Helen writes about the success of Stopgap's annual Winter Community Dance Platform

Dermot on being in the Youth Company

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

Dermot writes about his time with the Stopgap Guildford Youth Company and joining Sg Troop

My role within Stopgap

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014

Nicky Norton, our Community Dance Development Officer, writes her first blog, explaining how her role came about and what her job entails…’on a jolly all week and just skipping about’ is what her husband thinks. However, this blog proves otherwise…


Hannah's thoughts on the Point summer school

Wednesday, 4 September, 2013

Sg2 dancer and teacher, Hannah, writes about teaching at the Point, Eastleigh for the yearly 'Elevate: Integrate' summer school

David on Section Two of Artificial Things

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

David explains the ideas behind section two of Artificial Things

Anna's experiences teaching in Granada

Thursday, 25 July, 2013

Stopgap's Creative Learning Associate, Anna, writes about her week teaching in Spain as part of the Granada International Dance and Music Festival.