Christmas Break | Activity Timetable

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!

Hi Everyone, my name is Lauren and have just started working with Stopgap Dance Company as Hannah’s access worker.

I trained in Contemporary dance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and enjoy teaching dance, doing yoga and getting muddy on long walks!
I have put together this Christmas activity schedule for you over the break. I hope you enjoy giving the activities a go and trying something new.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Lauren :)

This a suggestion for how you could lay out your week of activites, but feel free to check out the activities whenever you'd like!


Morning: Dance Class | Stopgap Dance Company

Join us here at Stopgap for Home Practice, it's our self-guided programme of inclusive contemporary dance classes and workshops that introduce a variety approaches to inclusive dance practice.

Check it out by clicking here on our YouTube Channel

Afternoon: Dance Film | Surf the Wave Dance Films

Watch some great dance films - click here to have a watch! All films have BSL interpretation, captions and audio descriptions available.

These are a selection of dance films that are Artists Commissions from Pavillion Dance South West's Surf the Wave. The Surf The Wave project has been running since the start of 2018 and was created to initiate a change in how dance is showcased and toured in the UK.


Morning: Activity | TED Talks on Dance

Click here to have a search through the masses of brilliant talks and videos available on all things dance related

See if there's one that catches your interest!

Afternoon: Dance Class | Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance have some dance classes available on YouTube: check them out bt clicking here and here!


Morning: Dance Class | The Place

Click here to check out the online classes that The Place have created for young dancers!  Including some fun sounding sessions like 'Dancing the weather' and 'action game'.

Afternoon: Dance Film | Unspoken Spoken - Candoco

Click here to watch Unspoken Spoken by Candoco Dance Company

Unspoken Spoken, directed and choreographed by Fin Walker, performed by disabled and non-disabled dancers. In the film we encounter five characters, each with his or her own rules to question, to surrender to, to fight against. Some younger, some older, they ask us to look deeper, to explore our own boundaries. What changes if we face up to what is holding us back?


Morning: Extra Practice | Yoga with Amala Movement

Why not try something new and give Yoga a go? Click here to check out Amala Movement on YouTube

Yoga teacher Charlotte creates accessible online yoga classes and releases them on YouTube. There's also a few playlists to choose sessions from such as slow flow, Vinyasa flow and also a playlist designed for seated yoga practice.

Afternoon: Dance Class | Stopgap Dance Company

We'e got lots of classes to try out as part of Home Practice! Why not give one of our Groundwork sesssions a go?

Groundwork sessions are introductory vidoes for Home Practice. It's a resource that helps you make the most of Home Practice by giving you insight into inclusive dance, improvisation and translation for movement.


Morning: Dance Class | Candoco Dance Company

Click here to check out Candoco's 'Get Into Dance' online dance workshop!

In this inclusive dance workshop, Candoco Dance Company challenges us to expand our perceptions of what dance can be.

Afternoon: Activity | Journaling

Why not keep a Christmas Journal? You could do some drawing or writing to reflect on your week!

We hope you have a happy holiday and stay safe! Here's to 2021

We'll be running our online Youth activities again in the New Year, please head to to check out what's going on!

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