About Home Practice

Home Practice is a free self-guided programme of online dance workshops and classes that introduce a variety approaches to dance practice, with inclusivity at its heart. As the name suggests, all sessions are suitable to practice at home, wherever that may be.

Home Practice is not about imitating what happens in the studio, but aims to support dancers’ continued process of learning whilst at home. Home Practice highlights the solo dancing experience, encouraging participants to own their own practice – free of over-critical comparison to others. It aims to build confidence for individual dancers to return to the studio when the time is right.

Inclusion Elevates Everyone

Our final series of Home Practice draws on Stopgap’s 25 years of experience. This series shares some key elements of inclusive dance and choreography for you to expand your practice at home.

We use the phrase ‘Inclusion elevates everyone’ to explain that creating inclusive and accessible practices, processes, and experiences, benefits everybody. By teaching and working inclusively it is helpful to everyone, regardless of their body, learning style, disability, and experience.

This season launched 20 February 2023, subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest episodes and check out Amy’s first session below…

Dancing Bodies

An inclusive experiential anatomy approach

This season of Home Practice has been led by Thomas Goodwin and the three sessions he offers that are influenced by an experiential anatomy approach – which means that how you experience your own body is the starting point from where to explore movement.

Sessions use human anatomy, imagery, exploration, and movement to discover more about the function and potential of the body. We hope these sessions provide an opportunity to dig deeper into your practice and investigate authentic movement.

Artificial Things Season

This series of Home Practice is inspired by our stage production Artificial Things, which features in the AQA GCSE Dance Anthology.

Inclusion Matters | Playlist

Interested in how Stopgap creates sessions that are accessible, alongside learning from teachers who may have a different perspective? Check out this specially curated Home Practice Playlist…

Make Space | Playlist

Don’t want to sweat but still want to feel something? Make space both inside and out with this Home Practice playlist…

Follow Your Curiosity | Playlist

If you are interested in creativity, improvisation and breaking those dance habits let your curiosity lead the way to this Home Practice playlist…

Take The Challenge | Playlist

In need of a high energy dance class, that will supplement your studio practice with skills, tips and ambition? Access a Home Practice challenge…