Get your children moving with Dance For Kids with IRIS, our digital series of fun, inclusive, follow along dance classes for young people.
Now on YouTube!
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.
Try out Cherie's fun Warm-Up song
Meet The Presenters
Laura The Curious!
Laura loves exploring different textures with her movement! Join Laura for Balance and Bubbles...
Nadenh is a wheelchair dancer who loves music and moving! Join him for the Warm up and Sneaky Swings...
Hannah loves fitness and listening to her favourite tunes! Practice your dance moves with Hannah's Skills and Drills...
Mo loves being calm and using dancing to relax! Cool down at the end of the day with Mo's Moonlight Story stretch...
Christian with a Groove
Christian loves grooving in the kitchen! Meet him for Disco Hands & Feet and Roots, Spine & Leaves
Cherie loves singing and created the warm-up song! Get warm with Cherie and enjoy Sneaky Swings too...
Emily loves being active and helping her friends! Meet Emily in Bubbles and Balance...
IRIS loves helping everyone out with their dancing by describing the moves and where in the house we're finding our groove!
Follow the links below to head t YouTube for the classes.
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Director and Concept
Floyd C. Kondé
Director of Photography and Editor
Cherie Brennan, Christian Brinklow, Emily Lue-Fong, Hannah Sampson, Laura Jones, Monique Jarrett and Nadenh Poan
Voice of IRIS & Audio Description
P Brenton, Sofia James, Molly Emslie, Orla Ward and Connor Barnard
Dougie Evans, Tom Austin and Andy Higgs
Annie Griffin & Miranda Oakley-Darwin, Milo Jahangirova, and Anna Brescianini
UCA Production Manager
Mariah Thyes & Ndumiso Phakathi
Semeli Strovolide, Adelina Apetri, Amory Adato and Marella Lingaza
Camera Operators & Assistants
Kyra Mumford, Eb McKendrick and George Taylor
Peter Sowerby Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Council England and University of the Creative Arts
All the tutors and students in Further Education and the second year of Digital Arts at UCA, who submitted designs and supported the filming and editing.
Particular thanks to Stephen Featherstone and Jeremiah Ambrose from UCA who made this whole project possible.
Portfield Primary Academy, Tangmere Primary Academy, Badshot Lea Infant School Dance Club, and Stopgap’s Youth Dance Companies, whose young dancers helped shape our exercises.
The pandemic led to an explosion of follow along digital activities for children but very few of these were accessible. Read this blog by our Executive Producer, Sho Shibata, to learn how we channelled our 25 years of experience into an inclusive alternative.