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Spring 2021 ||  Online Activities

While the social distancing measures to combat Covid-19 are commonplace globally, Stopgap Dance Company are doing all we can to make our programmes available online. Below are all the things you can get involved in...

The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering our weekly Home Practice and Youth Dance Classes free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.

Online Professional Class

Home Practice

We are taking our online dance classes in a new direction with Home Practice... 

Home Practice Together

Building Confidence in Improvisation

With Tom Goodwin: Saturday 27th February 10am - 1pm

Home Practice Together with Tom Goodwin

Giving you a deeper insight into our Home Practice classes, we’ll be focusing on building confidence in improvisation.

Tom will meet you online in the ‘Home Practice Zoom Room’. After a warm welcome, they will guide you through two Home Practice Episodes sessions from our YouTube Channel with time set aside to meet, share, discuss and ask questions amongst participants. We’ll also spend some time with an improvisation score that Tom will lead live.

This Home Practice Together is an invitation to delve into your own improvisation practice in the company and support of fellow participants. It’s a chance to ask all the questions you have on the content of the classes and the subject in general. We can’t promise we’ll find all the answers, but together we’ll pool our experiences and definitely discover something new!

Reserve your spot via donation. You will receive instructions on how to join the class upon registration.

The donations we collect for these sessions will go to support the David Toole OBE Bursary Fund for emerging artists, as well as supporting Stopgap’s teachers and artists.


Online Inclusive Teacher Training - Seedbed 2021

Seedbed 2021 has now sold out. We are currently exploring the possibility of running a second programme later this year. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

Dance on Film - Archive Productions

We have rereleased our dance films of Artificial Things for you to watch on YouTube.

The Watch Party for Artificial Things with live commentary took place on 18 May at 8pm (UK time) on YouTube. Join our Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, dancer David Toole OBE and arts writer Amber Massie-Blomfield to find out some behind the scenes stories and interesting facts. You will need to switch on Chat Replay as displayed on the top right corner of your screen.

The audio described version as supplied by Rationale Method is also on YouTube.

Online Youth Dance

Stopgap’s youth classes are all taking place remotely until further notice. Members can access our online classes by joining our Facebook group. The archive of all our classes are also captioned on our YouTube channel. We are offering weekly sessions on Zoom too, and if you would like to join these more interactive sessions, please contact us. Lets get dancing! 

The times are hard for all of us, so we are offering these free of charge. If you would like to donate, please click here.