Inclusive dance and IRIS teacher training

Inclusive dance and IRIS teacher training

Stopgap Dance Company is really excited to announce a new inclusive dance teacher training programme starting in January 2020.

Seedbed will offer dance teachers a detailed, progressive and practical approach to teaching inclusively, and will be led by experts from within Stopgap and from the wider inclusive dance industry.

The programme will run from January to the end of May 2020.

On completion of the programme practitioners will be able to learn, explore and use Stopgap’s dance teaching syllabus IRIS, as used by their community dance groups throughout the UK and abroad. Being a part of IRIS will also enable the teacher to become part of an invaluable support network of like minded inclusive dance teachers and gain access to regular contact time with Stopgap Dance Company.

Seedbed will support the teacher’s practice when working with physically diverse dancers, neuro diverse dancers, and dancers who are hard to reach. The programme is structured so that Stopgap’s inclusive approach is regularly revisited and developed throughout the teacher’s learning. There will be plenty of time to practice, reflect and trial new tools, ideas and language throughout the programme.

Where: Farnham, Surrey

When: Sessions will run 11am - 3.30pm on the following dates:

15 Jan 2020
4 & 18 Mar 2020
1 Apr 2020
6 & 20 May 2020

Weekend and Half Term intensives
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jan 2020
Mon 17 – Thurs 20 Feb 2020
Mon 6 – Thurs 9 Apr 2020
Sat 2 & Sun 3 May 2020

Price: £1000
£750 if you have previously attended a CPD or Lab hosted by Stopgap Dance Company
Please speak to the company if you would like to pay in installments

Deadline for applications is: January 8th, 2020

If you are interested in joining the programme, have any questions about the course, or would like to find out more about the learning outcomes, please contact Alana Jones, Creative Learning Coordinator for more details: [email protected]


*The training will enable teachers to deliver our inclusive dance syllabus IRIS.*

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