A Beginners' Guide to Inclusive Dance Teaching

A Beginners' Guide to Inclusive Dance Teaching

Presented by Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company

Are you curious about inclusive dance?
Would you like to make your dance teaching more inclusive but are unsure where to start?

Everyone should have the opportunities to dance, but disabled dancers or other diverse dancers face barriers to mainstream dance activities, often because teachers don’t feel confident in making their practice more inclusive.

To help more dance teachers find their way into inclusive teaching, Holland Dance Festival and Stopgap Dance Company have joined up to produce a series of short video guides that are introducing Stopgap’s inclusive teaching practice.

Rooted in Stopgap’s more than 20 years’ experience they take the mystery out of inclusive teaching and show that making your dance practice more inclusive will benefit everyone.

Watch Lucy introduce the series below and find all videos on Stopgap's YouTube channel.

Good inclusive teaching practice is really just an extension of good teaching practice. If you are interested in becoming a more inclusive dance teacher, in and brushing up on your teaching skills along the way, then you’re in the right place!
(Laura Jones, Head of Talent Development at Stopgap Dance Company)



Teachers: Laura Jones, Nicky Norton, Christian Brinklow, Nadenh Poan, Cherie Brennan, Hannah Sampson
Concept and Direction: Lucy Bennett
Filming and Editing: Floyd C. Konde
Artwork and Access insight: Lily Norton
Music: Tom Austin