Get your children moving with Dance For Kids with IRIS, our digital series of fun, inclusive, follow along dance classes for young people.

Dance for Kids with IRIS

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 Jones

    Laura The Curious!

    Laura loves exploring different textures with her movement! Join Laura for Balance and Bubbles...

  • Nadenh Bolt

    Nadenh Bolt!

    Nadenh is a wheelchair dancer who loves music and moving! Join him for the Warm up and Sneaky Swings...

  • Hannah dancing. Her name is in big paper cut-out letters. The background is a pale yellow with light purple squiggles matching Hannah's pink trousers.

    Super Hannah!

    Hannah loves fitness and listening to her favourite tunes! Practice your dance moves with Hannah's Skills and Drills...

  • Moonlight Mo

    Moonlight Mo

    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 with a Groove

    Christian loves grooving in the kitchen! Meet him for Disco Hands & Feet and Roots, Spine & Leaves

  • Cherie dancing

    Slinky Cherie

    Cherie loves singing and created the warm-up song! Get warm with Cherie and enjoy Sneaky Swings too...

  • Emily Dancing

    Excellent Emily

    Emily loves being active and helping her friends! Meet Emily in Bubbles and Balance...

  • IRIS


    IRIS loves helping everyone out with their dancing by describing the moves and where in the house we're finding our groove!


Lucy Bennett
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

Lily Norton
Voice of IRIS & Audio Description

P Brenton, Sofia James, Molly Emslie, Orla Ward and Connor Barnard
Animation Design

Patrick O'Mahony
Stopmotion Animator

Dougie Evans, Tom Austin and Andy Higgs

Tom Harris
Sting Design

Annie Griffin & Miranda Oakley-Darwin, Milo Jahangirova, and Anna Brescianini

Siobhan Wallbank
UCA Production Manager

Mariah Thyes & Ndumiso Phakathi
Sound Recordists

Semeli Strovolide, Adelina Apetri, Amory Adato and Marella Lingaza
Camera Operators & Assistants

Kyra Mumford, Eb McKendrick and George Taylor
Lighting Gaffers

Sho Shibata
Executive Producer

James Greenhalgh
Project Manager

Supported by

Peter Sowerby Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Council England and University of the Creative Arts

Thanks to

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.

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