October 2016: Half term workshops

Join Siobhan, Christian & Chris this October half term, leading you through Responsive teaching and our first GCSE focussed Dance Anthology workshop on Artificial Things...

Responsive Teaching Practice & Developing Diverse Dance Talent

10:00 – 16:00 Thursday 27 October 2016

Morning Session: Responsive Teaching Practice
This half-day intensive will focus on giving dance teachers the skills and confidence to make their dance classes inclusive for disabled people. Stopgap will share useful tools and theories behind responsive dance teaching, such as creating an inclusive space, adapting teaching language and encourage participants to find a sense of curiosity, creativity and play when teaching people with different bodies or different ways of learning.

Afternoon Session: Developing Diverse Talent
This session will explore the skills a great dance artist needs and how to interweave those skills into dance training using Stopgap’s inclusive methods.
Join us for an insight into how Stopgap has developed talented disabled dancers to become professional dance artists, choreographers and advocates. 

Participants will all receive Stopgap’s teaching resource ‘Inclusive Dance Resource Pack: A Guide to Stopgap Dance Company’s Responsive Teaching Practice’ and CD of original music by Jim Pinchen.

Suitable for dance educators and practitioners.


AQA Dance Anthology Workshop: Artificial Things

10:00 – 16:00 Friday 28 October 2016

Join Stopgap for an informative day, discovering more about this GCSE set dance work. We will aim to answer any of your questions, leaving you full of knowledge of the dance work itself. The afternoon will focus on going deeper into aspects of the Artificial Things choreography, aimed specifically at helping teachers gain a greater understanding of the choreographic process.

Dates: Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October
Times: 10am till 4pm
Venue: All Saints' Church, Vicarage Gate, Guildford, GU2 7QJ (car parking available)
Costs: £130 for both days, £65 for one
EARLYBIRD CONCESSION: £100 for both days if booked before Wednesday 12 October

To book a place and receive a sign up form please email [email protected]