We run two of our own youth dance companies and work in partnership with other charities to run a number of associate groups across the southeast of England. They meet weekly during term time and follow our inclusive dance syllabus IRIS, which supports the development of disabled young people’s dance skills.
Every December, all these groups come together to perform for our annual showcase at Farnham Maltings. This celebratory event brings together young people from different groups, giving them a chance to meet and share in one another’s achievements over the year!
"I feel like they’re almost a part of the family. I’d be lost without it"
"IRIS is an effective talent development programme for young disabled dancers"
"I was really impressed with Stopgap because they talk to the students as individuals, which is so important"
Friday Night Dance Party
Learn some new dance moves in a fun and inclusive environment
This dance group meets on Fridays at the West End Centre in Aldershot (GU11 3JD) during term time, from 5.15 to 6.45pm
Age recommendation is 12 to 18 years but please do enquire for suitabilitySign up to Friday Night Dance Party
Farnham Youth Dance Company
This dance group meets on Mondays at Farnham Maltings from 5.00pm to 6.30pm
Age recommendation is 12 to 18 years but please do enquire for suitabilitySign up to Farnham Youth Co
Guildford Youth Dance Company
This dance group meets on Wednesdays at Bellfields Youth & Community Centre (GU1 1NS), from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Age recommendation is 16 to 30 years but please do enquire for suitabilitySign up to Guildford Youth Co
Steps and Strides in Farnham
This dance group is an associate group managed by Stepping Stones and meets fortnightly on Saturdays at The Bourne Club in Farnham from 11.15am to 12.15pm
Age recommendation is Years 7 and 8Sign up to Steps & Strides
Leaps and Bounds in Farnham
This dance group is an associate group managed by Stepping Stones and meets fortnightly on Saturdays at The Bourne Club in Farnham from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Age recommendation is Year 9 and aboveSign up to Leaps & Bounds
This Is Us Dance Company in Tunbridge
This dance group is an associate group and meets on Mondays at Bishops Down Primary School in Tunbridge from 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Age recommendation is 9 to 18 yearsSign up to This Is Us
Dance for Kids with IRIS - online classes
Join our excellent disabled and non-disabled dancers for a visit with IRIS, an audio describing radio shaped robot, in their inclusive, animated house, and be transported to a fantastical world of fun and creativity online.Find out more
Volunteer with us!
Our youth dance groups welcome volunteer dancers to support with facilitation and performances. If you have a desire to deepen your understanding of inclusivity, we would love to hear from you!